A. Shirov – M. Carlsen
Mtel Masters (10)
23 May 2009
W. So – Le Quang L.
Asian Individual Ch (11)
23 May 2009
A draw result and black would have clinched outright tournament victory, and with it a ticket to the FIDE Grand Slam Final in Bilbao later in the year. A draw result (but Torre-Sasikiran has to be a draw as well) and white would have secured the tournament’s last qualifying slot for the FIDE World Cup.

Position after 27.Q(h3)h6

Position after 23…b6
White goes on to win in 30 moves Black extracts the full point in 34