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Peter Leko vs Viswanathan Anand
Leko - Anand Rapid Match (2009) (rapid), Miskolc HUN, rd 4, Jun-04
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Variation (D97)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-04-09  Kinghunt: Why did they keep playing after 47...Nxb3+?
Jun-04-09  VaselineTopLove: who Leko? He probably thought he could pull off a win or maybe he didn't want his fans to accuse him of not fighting till the end...
Jun-04-09  Udit Narayan: Why does Anand keep playing the Grunfeld Defense? Has he specially prepared this opening for this match?
Jun-04-09  VaselineTopLove: I suppose he had prepared it against Kramnik as a backup since chessbase reported that some of the lines played here, were a specialty of his second GM Ganguly. Also it's been in vogue lately, with many top players playing it, so it just adds another dimension to his preparation against Topalov.
Jun-05-09  Kinghunt: But they play 10 moves of 2B v. B+P. Did Leko seriously think he had any chance whatsoever of winning?
Jun-05-09  Udit Narayan: I noticed during the last couple moves Anand kept looking up at Leko after making a move, puzzled as to why Leko kept playing on. This appears to be a habit of Anand's, as I have seen him doing it when he has an obviously won position (end of game 2) or the position is objectively drawn (last few moves of this game).
Jun-05-09  Hesam7: Leko emerged with a neat advantage from the opening and later missed a very good chance to consolidate it. Here is chessbase's commentary:

<28.Qh6 Bc6 (28...Qe4 29.Qh7+ Ng7 30.Bd2! ) 29.Qh8 Ng7 30.Qc8 Nf5 31.Bb4 >

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