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Boris Gelfand vs Peter Leko
Leko - Gelfand Match (2010) (rapid), Miskolc HUN, rd 5, Aug-28
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  1-0



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Aug-31-10  Hesam7: Such a great game by Leko. Too bad he misplayed it. Here is come commentary from chessbase:

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<<25...Kd7!?> After the second beautiful exchange sacrifice Leko misses his chances! He could capture the b2 pawn for example: 25...Bxb2 26.Rab1 c3 27.Rxb2 (27.Kh2? Kd7 28.Kg3 Nd3 ) 27...cxb2 28.Rb1 Nd3 29.Kf1 a5! 30.Ke2 (30.a3? a4 31.Ke2 b4 32.Kxd3 bxa3 33.Kc2 a2 34.d7+ Kd8 ) 30...Nc1+ 31.Kd2 Nxa2 32.Rxb2 Nb4<=> with an exciting position.>

Aug-31-10  Hesam7: This is the end position for Black mentioned in my previous post (after 32. ... Nb4):

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This is a very hard position to play from the White side. The d6-pawn is certain to fall ...

Feb-27-17  Saniyat24: If only Leko played 28...cb2 instead of 28...e5...In the next move he could then have played Nh3+...lot of threats...the game slipped away from his grasp....!

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