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Arkadij Naiditsch vs Peter Leko
Dortmund Sparkassen 2005 (2005), Dortmund GER, rd 3, Jul-10
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31)  ·  1-0



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Jul-11-05  csmath: <<Nevermind, Naiditsch has a higher winning percentage than Leko!>>

And so do Velimirovic, Nisipeanu, Carlsen, Ivkov ... ;-)) Not a big deal really since Leko is such a drawmaster.

Jul-11-05  notyetagm: 25 ♕d5 and the White queen dominates the board. This <centralizing queen move> also sets up the wicked tactical shot that immediately follow, 26 ♗xa6!.
Jul-11-05  IDestroyChess: Nice tactics and technique by Naiditsch... Leko's knight maneuvre was not good. Maybe some kind of tactical mistake (19...Nxc3?! 20.Nf3! (Fritz). But black already had position, that hard to defend. So it is another opening lose. 11...Qc7? makes weak pawn on d6 and d5-field. In all games where was played 11...Bg4?! black lost. Some games are similar to Naiditsch-Leko. Interesting is 11...Qa5!? (Nieminen-Gausel, 1993)12.Qa4[only move] Qxa4 [12...Bg4! 13.Bxc6 Qxc3! 14.Bxb7 Bxf3! 15.Bd2! Qxd2 16.Bxf3 Rac8=] 13.Bxa4 Bg4 14.exd6 exd6 15.Bf4 Bxf3 16.gxf3 Rfd8 White are still better, but if play further, position soon will be equal
Jul-11-05  Badmojo: Kramnik's win was also nice endgame execution. A very clear plan and White made it look elementary. Good job Arkadi.
Jul-11-05  Koster: If these lines really do favor white I'm surprised Leko didn't play 9..Nc7, which Korchnoi and Polugaevsky among others had success with.
Jul-11-05  Strategic Joker: notyetagm , i already said what u said , are you trying to tell us something ?
Jul-11-05  you vs yourself: Looks like the "non-losing streak" of Leko's is down in the ditch.
Jul-12-05  fgh: So far, this is the longest game in the tournament.
Jul-12-05  alexandrovm: Yes, and to make a good point, I will add this game to my collection. Good job Arkadi.
Jul-12-05  AdrianP: Naiditsch must be using Pocket Hydra in the gents. See discussion on Arkadi Naiditsch
Jul-12-05  mymt: <AdrianP> Wonder what the securitys like at these events to prevent cheating , especialy in the wake of the cry for dope testing for chess olympiads.
Jul-12-05  fgh: We can't do anything to prevent cheating right now. Just prevent playing suspicious players or play under our own conditions.
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  patzer2: I doubt Naiditsch could get away with cheating at Dortmund, though that doesn't excuse any previously confirmed episodes of illegal computer assistance. I'm sure most GMs would be able to see 26. Bxa6!, without computer assistance, to decisively exploit Black's weak back rank.

If 26...bxa6, then 27. Qxc6! Qxc6 28. Rb8+ Bf8 29. Bh6 decides it for White.

Also 27...Qxc3? 28. Rc1! Qb4 29. Rc8+ Bf8 30. Bh6 wins with essencially the same idea.

Perhaps what this defensive lapse does suggest is that Leko might not fare at all well against Hydra.

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  patzer2: White's technique in winning the endgame with the mate threat created by 54. g5+! is instructive. The possibility 54...Kxg5 55. Qf4+ Kh5 56. Qh4# pretty much forced the play which followed.
Jul-13-05  euripides: 56 Qd7+ looks tempting but only leads to a draw after 56...Qxd7 57 cd Kxd7 58 Kf4 Kd6 59 Ke4 Ke6 60 f4 Kf7 61 Kd5 Ke7 62 Ke5 Kf7 63 Kd6 Kg7 (or Kf8 and holding the opposition on the back rank) 64 Ke6 h5 65 gh Kxh6 66 Kf6 Kh5 67 Kf7 Kg4=.
Jul-13-05  Montreal1666: <patzer2:> <I doubt Naiditsch could get away with cheating at Dortmund, though that doesn't excuse any previously confirmed episodes of illegal computer assistance.>

What are the previous cases? Is there a link that list them?

Jul-13-05  mymt: <Montreal1666> yes Arkadi Naiditsch
Jul-16-05  Montreal1666: <mymt> <patzer2:> I checked there:

Arkadi Naiditsch

They are talking about Naiditsch using a computer in an *Internet* tournament. What does that have to do with this game?

Jul-16-05  Kangaroo: Although <46. Bxd5> wins the game, the more elegant (copyright apparently belongs to GM Sergei Shipov) decision would be <46. Qxd5 Nb4 47. Qc4 Nxa2 48. d5!!> and White wins two pawns in the queen endng!
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  patzer2: <Montreal1666> My previous comment was a response to <Adrian P>. Naiditsch won the tournament at Dortmund fair and square with outstanding play, and I wish him well in the future.
Jul-17-05  Montreal1666: <patzer2:> My impression is that <Adrian P> was joking.
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  patzer2: <Montreal1666> I also took it as a joke. However, cheating being a possibility in an OTB tournament, and not unheard of, I thought I'd go on record as saying that I believe Naiditsch, based on his impressive knowledge and ability, has won his over the board games fair and square.
Jul-17-05  Montreal1666: <patzer2:> I agree.
Jul-17-05  Kangaroo: STATISTICAL COMMENT

Notice that 3 out of 4 games started with < < B31 Sicilian>, Rossolimo Variation -- 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5> were won by White:

Svidler - Leko 1:0
Leko - Van Wely 1:0
Naiditsch - Leko 1:0

As an exception,
Svidler vs Sutovsky 1/2:1/2

Jan-01-06  Whitehat1963: A very nice game to beat one of the top players in the world! 26. Bxa6 is nice. And there is some precise endgame play as well. Good fight all the way around.
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