The Russian Championship ended with three players in the first place: P. Svidler, D. Jakovenko and Evgeny Alekseev; so a playoff was necessary to decide the next Russian Chess King.
Now the playoff is finished and the GM Peter Svidler is the new monarch. Before the last match D. Jakovenko was the leader and his opponent was Svidler. And after a very aggresive anti-marshall Svidler won a brilliant game.
Svidler,P (2738) – Jakovenko,D (2709) [C84]
ch-RUS Playoff Moscow RUS (6), 28.10.2008
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a4 Bd7 9.c3 0-0 10.Nbd2 Na5 11.Ba2 c5 12.Re1 h6 13.Nh4 Kh7 14.Nf5 Bxf5 15.exf5 Nc6 16.g4 Kg8 17.h4 Nh7 18.Bd5 Rc8 19.axb5 axb5 20.Qf3 Nb8 21.g5 hxg5 22.Ne4 Nd7 23.hxg5 Nxg5 24.Bxg5 Bxg5 25.Ra6 Qe7 26.Ra7 Rfd8 27.Qh5 Bh6 28.Kh1 Kh8 29.Rg1 Nf6 30.Nxf6 Qxa7 31.Ng4 Kh7 32.Nxh6 gxh6 33.f6 Rg8 34.Be4+ Rg6 35.Rxg6 1-0.