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Peter Leko vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Corus Group A (2006), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-27
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C72)  ·  1-0



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Jan-27-06  magerk2: nice win.not that impressive though cuz mams play sucked
Jan-27-06  NakoSonorense: yawn...
Jan-27-06  Whitehat1963: Leko gets his second victory!!
Jan-27-06  euripides: 12 a5 sets up long-term threats to the a6 and b4 pawns. Black responds by activating the black-squared bishop, but by move 20 this bishop is in trouble. 21 Qd2 is a neat way to increase the pressure to breaking point. Black uses back-rank threats to keep his losses down to an exchange, but Leko reawakens the threats against the queen's side and finishes off in brutally direct style.
Jan-27-06  Unicornio: The clash of drawers, Leko didnt win, Mamedyarov lose playing like a patzer.
Jan-27-06  russep: Isn't this game in here twice??
Jan-27-06  Fan of Leko: Poor Mamedyarov miss good drawing chance with 21...Bc3 (white can't take) Qe2 Bd4 and maybe Peter would repeat moves.
Sep-15-16  tigreton: I like 15. a5, it fixes the weak black pawns on the queenside and allows the white bishop to get to the nice square c6.

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