Pavel Arestov (Россия), Iuri Akobia (Georgia)
 
Win 6+3

1. Kh8! (Thematic try: 1.Kh7? Rxd6! 2.Rb5+ Kh4 3.Rb4+ Kh5 4.Rb5+ Kh4 -poz. draw or 2.g8Q Rd7+! 3.Kh8 Rxg8+ 4. Kxh8 Ra7! 5.Rb4+ Kg5!=) 1...Rxd6 2.g8Q Rxg8+ 3.Kxh8 Kg6 4.Kf8 Kf6 5.Ke8  A) 5...Ke6 6.Rb3! (6.Rc2? Ra6=; 6.Ra2? Rd7! 7.a4 Ra7 8.Kd8 Kd6 9.Kc8 Kc6 10.Kb8 Rb7+ 11.Ka8 Re7 12.Rc2+ Kb6=) 6...Rd2 7.e3! Rd6 8.Rc3! zz,btm 8...Ra6 9.Kd8 Ra7 (9...Kd6 10.Rd3! +-) 10.Rd3! (10.Kc8? Kd5 11.Kb8 Re7! 12.Ka8 Kd6! 13.Kb8 Kd5! 14.a4 Re4 15.a5 Ra4=) 10...Ke5 11.Kc8 Ke4 12.Kb8!,win.

B) 5...Ra6 6.Ra2! (6.Rb3? Re6+=) 6...Ke6 7.Kd8 Kd6 8.Rd2+! Kc5 9.Rd3! (9.Rc2+? Kd6=) 9...Re6 10.Rc3+! (10.Rd2? Ra6=;10.e3? Kc4=) 10...Kd4 11.Rc2! Ra6 12.Ra2! (12.Rd2+? Kc5=) 12...Ra7 13.Kc8! (13.a4? Kc5 14.Kc8 Kc6! 15.Kb8 Rb7+! 16.Ka8 Re7=) 13...Kc5 14.Kb8 Re7 (14...Ra4 15.Kb7+-) 15.a4!, win.