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Joel Lautier vs Peter Leko
Tilburg Fontys (1997), Tilburg NED, rd 3, Sep-29
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Variation (D97)  ·  0-1



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Nov-26-05  Scarecrow: Good to see this game here! (It was uploaded by me) Anyway, I think Leko plays this rather well. Lautier's idea of advancing his h-pawn is a bit dubious, and he looks lost to me already after 16 ...d3. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Jul-04-07  OneArmedScissor: This is a really, really nice game by Leko.
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  plang: One of the sharpest lines in the Gruenfeld. Leko dose not play this way with black anymore. 11..fxe is considered to be losing; 11..c4 is strongly recommended. Although Lautier is still much better after 14 Qc2 Leko shows that after 14 gxh..Kh8 15 Nh4..Rf6 16 Qd1..Qd6 17 Qh5 white has a forced win. With 15 gxh+ Lautier starts to go wrong; 15 gxf..d3 16 Qd2..hxg 17 Qg5 would have given white a decisive attack. Leko recommends 18 Be3; after 18 Bh6 white loses a lot of time as well as weakens his dark squares. After 24..Rf4 white is almost paralysed. 28 Bh3 was whites last chance at trying to defend; after he misses that he gets routed.
Jul-03-16  Finnishplayer: Great game by Leko! One of his best games!

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