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Loek van Wely vs Peter Leko
Corus Group A (2001), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-18
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Delayed Exchange Variation (D76)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-06-07  Tomlinsky: When is a Grunfeld not a Grunfeld?
Mar-06-07  Sydro: The opening naming system on top is strange indeed.
Other games with the same opening with different names:

Baburin vs F Berebora, 1990 (Neo-Grunfeld 5.Nf3)

Smejkal vs F Olafsson, 1976 (King Indians Attack)

Benko vs D Byrne, 1963 (Neo-Grünfeld: Exchange Variation)

Tregubov vs Tseshkovsky, 1996
(Modern Defense: Queen Pawn Fianchetto)

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  plang: <Sydro: The opening naming system on top is strange indeed.>

This is a sharp theoretical line of the Gruenfeld (D76) that has scored well for White.

Van Wely recommended 16..Nd4 17 Qxb7..Qxd6 18 Bg5 with a small White edge. There had been an earlier game with 17 Be3; 17 Qd3 was new. 23 Qxd4! was decisive. 24..Qxf3 25 Qxa7..Bxb2 26 d7..Bxc1 (26..Red8 27 Qxb8!) 27 Rxc1 would have been winning for White.

Leko rarely gets outplayed like this but a nice effort by Van Wely.

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