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Alexander Grischuk vs Peter Leko
Petrosian Memorial (2014), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Nov-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1-0



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  keypusher: 8.g4, what a concept!
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  Gypsy: Roller-derby masquerading as a chess game.
Nov-09-14  drleper: In the QGD no less. It's only been played a few times, but white's had excellent results with it
Nov-09-14  Whitehat1963: Crushing finish! Leko finally achieves a decisive result, although it's not the one he would have preferred.
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  tamar: Let go my Leko!
Nov-09-14  AsosLight: Pedro Leko was playing better, at least he could draw...
Nov-09-14  Strelets: The novelty 8.g4!? certainly leaves an impression. It's not often that a defender as stubborn as Lékó blunders into a forced mate within 30 moves.
Nov-09-14  iamsheaf: played against this line before...8. really complicated, can't believe internet blitz games can produce such high quality novelties
Nov-09-14  devere: Black had the better game until 19...Ne4?, and then 23...Bh5? got him in serious trouble. I guess the moral of the story is if you are stronger than your opponent and you force him out of his comfort zone, he may well reward you by making mistakes.
Nov-09-14  paavoh: 8.g4 was like from a poker game: "I raise you XX bucks, will you call my bluff?" Very unexpected indeed.
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  FSR: <keypusher: 8.g4, what a concept!>

I second that emotion.

Nov-10-14  manuj84: Leko clearly did some mistakes...
Nov-10-14  passion pour 64: if 33...RXf6, 34.Rg8+,Kh7 35.R6g7#
Nov-10-14  fisayo123: Actually g4 is not a novelty.
Nov-11-14  IraqSon: Leko, leking his wounds!!
Nov-11-14  Ulhumbrus: If 8...Nxg4 does not win a pawn because it displaces a defender of the d5 pawn an alternative is the Lasker defence move 8...Ne4
Nov-13-14  Moszkowski012273: 23...Rd8 had to be played!
Dec-13-14  Whitehat1963: I wonder if someday this would make for a good Sunday puzzle after 27...Bf3, or if that's too far from the end and there's something better along the way.

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