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Navara-Le Quang, Capablanca Memorial, Havana, May 2011

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. f3 h5 10. O-O-O Be7 11. h3 b5 12. Kb1 Qc7 13. Bd3 b4 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. exd5 Bxd5 16. Bg5 a5 17. Rhe1 Be6 18. Bxe7 Kxe7 19. f4 Nf6 20. fxe5 dxe5 21. Qg5 a4 22. Rxe5 axb3 23. Rxe6+ Kxe6 24. Qe3+ Kd7 25. cxb3 Qa7 26. Ba6+ Kc6 27. Qf3+ Kb6 28. Rd6+ Kc7 29. Qc6+ Kb8 30. Rd4 Nd5 31. Qxd5 Qb6 32. Qe5+ Ka7 33. Qe7+ Kxa6 34. Rd6 Rab8 35. Rxb6+ Rxb6 36. Qxf7 g6 37. Qc4+ Kb7 38. Qd5+ Ka6 39. Qd3+ Ka7 40. a4 Rhb8 41. Qd4 Ka6 42. Qc4+ Ka7 43. Qc5 Ka6 44. Kc2 R8b7 45. Kd3 Rb8 46. Qc4+ Ka7 47. Ke4 Ra6 48. Kf4 Rb7 49. Qc5+ Ka8 50. Kg5 Kb8 51. Kh6 Ka8 52. g4 hxg4 53. hxg4 Kb8 54. Qd5 Ka8 55. Qd8+ Ka7 56. g5 Rb8 57. Qd4+ Ka8 58. Qd5+ Rb7 59. a5 Ka7 60. Qd8 Rb8 61. Qd4+ Ka8 62. Qd7 Rb7 63. Qd8+ Ka7 64. Qa8+ Kxa8 Stalemate.

Ponomariov-Nakamura, Match, Game 3, St. Louis, May 2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O Na6 8.Re1 c6 9.Be3 Ng4 10.Bg5 f6 11.Bh4 Qe8 12.c5 dxc5 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 fxe5 15.Bxa6 bxa6 16.Qd6 c4 17.Rad1 Be6 18.Bg3 Rf7 19.Bxe5 Bg4 20.Bxg7 Bxd1 21.Bf6 Bg4 22.e5 Qd7 23.Ne4 Bf5 24.Qb4 Bxe4 25.Rxe4 Re8 26.f3 Rxf6 27.exf6 Rxe4 28.fxe4 Qd4+ 29.Kf1 Qxe4 30.Qb7 Qf5+ 31.Ke2 Qxf6 32.Qb8+ Kf7 33.Qxa7+ Ke6 34.Qb7 Qe5+ 35.Kf3 Qf5+ 36.Ke3 Qc5+ 37.Kf3 c3 38.Qc8+ Kd5 39.bxc3 Qxc3+ 40.Kg4 Qd4+ 41.Kh3 Qe3+ 0-1.

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