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Qa5? b3? Vishy felt that this was a mistake, giving away square c3. Qb5 Bc6?! Afterwards Vishy said he forgot that it might be possible to take on a5 here, because in all previous lines white could not go to a5. Qe2?! Qxa5! and an unclear position will arise. Qb7 Now black's pieces coordinate better and the c3 square is a potential square for his pieces. dxc5 Bxa1 26. ] 23. Nc4 Qa8 Vishy felt that somewhere in the middlegame he should have made more of his chances, but it's not exactly clear how and where.

Morozevich, just like Svidler is in terrible form. For a long time he played very solidly today. He tried to make something out of nothing only to make a terrible blunder and lose again. Qf3 c6 18. a4 Rfd8 23. Nf5 Bf8 28. Bg3 Bf6 38. Qe7 Rf8 43. Qf4+ Kg7 Morozevich has been trying hard to generate some winning chances in a drawish position. But now he blunders horribly, he still had five minutes on the clock. Qxh4?? Qc7+ would probably have left him even pressing. Qe3! Suddenly white has to part with a piece and the game.

H3 Qg6 22. Rf1 Nd5 33. Be3 Qe5 35. f3 a6 White has a small advantage, his pieces are a bit more active and he has a bit more space. Qa4+ Qb5 30. Bg3 Rc1 40. Rf5 c4 Time trouble is over and Sokolov is a pawn up, not winning yet, but good chances. Kg3 is the move that the players analysed afterwards as a winning attempt for white. Kf3 Rxh2 50. Kf3 Rxh2 50. Kd7 49. e5 Bc7 Now a very difficult ending arises with chances for both sides to win. Rh7+? Kg2 Rxh2+ 56. Bg3? Now black can win! But it was already not so easy for white anymore.

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