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Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid Match

Vassily Ivanchuk7.5/14(+3 -2 =9)[games]
Peter Leko6.5/14(+2 -3 =9)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leko vs Ivanchuk ½-½842007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. Ivanchuk vs Leko 1-0382007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchC45 Scotch Game
3. Leko vs Ivanchuk  ½-½362007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchB32 Sicilian
4. Ivanchuk vs Leko ½-½492007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchB30 Sicilian
5. Ivanchuk vs Leko ½-½372007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchC45 Scotch Game
6. Leko vs Ivanchuk  ½-½632007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchB32 Sicilian
7. Ivanchuk vs Leko 1-0552007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. Leko vs Ivanchuk  ½-½492007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchB32 Sicilian
9. Leko vs Ivanchuk 1-0322007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchB32 Sicilian
10. Ivanchuk vs Leko  ½-½562007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
11. Leko vs Ivanchuk 1-0802007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchB03 Alekhine's Defense
12. Ivanchuk vs Leko  ½-½332007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
13. Ivanchuk vs Leko  ½-½492007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchA37 English, Symmetrical
14. Leko vs Ivanchuk 0-1482007Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid MatchB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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Oct-28-07  Red October: my guess is that it is very difficult to prepare agaimst Ivanchuk... probably easier against someone like Anand or Kramnik ... but surprisingly Topalov had few answers to the Catalan and Slav and no one has provided any thing earth shaking against the Petroff
Oct-28-07  gorash: Leko's just won game #9. It seems Chucky can also play inaccurately sometimes. This Rb4 b5 idea was rather silly
Oct-28-07  dx9293: Game 10 draw, Leko wins Game 11! They're all tied with one to play. Ivanchuk has White in the last game.
Oct-28-07  mikee: ivanchuk loses again 1 more round to go and its all tied up
Oct-28-07  cannibal: And Leko wins an 80-move struggle in game #11 to level the score with one round to go. Nice comeback!
Oct-28-07  Harvestman: What a great fightback by Leko, to win with 2 consecutive whites! My earlier comment of a mismatch was completely wrong, as <acirce> rightly pointed out.

Let's hope for an exciting last game. :)

Oct-28-07  gorash: after crushing Chucky's Alekhine in game #11, Leko has made a great comeback. few of us expected this and Harvestman's "mis-match" expression turned out to be quite premature...
Oct-28-07  dx9293: People call Leko a drawmaster, but when he holds the chips, he's tenacious!
Oct-28-07  drawocoward: < he has been unjustly passed up. He has the greatest raw talent of any chess player alive today> <<Kasparov's comments were base on alterior motives...a sophisticated way of avoiding a match>> Then how do you explain his dreadful record against the top players like anand (counting all games in the database): (+12 -24), Kramnik (+13 - 20) and Kasparov (+6 -15)? And do you you have any further arguments for your position that Kasparov would duck Ivanchuk? especially in view of the fact that Kasparov did in fact agree to play Kramnik, despite having only won one more game (+16 - 15)(Again counting all games in the database) leading up to that match?
Oct-28-07  dx9293: And Ivanchuk has won Game 14!
Oct-28-07  nathanschulz: Wow, both this match, and the ACP rapid cup match between Ivanchuk and Leko were very close.
Oct-28-07  notyetagm: <dx9293: And Ivanchuk has won Game 14!>

So Ivanchuk won the match on tiebreak?

Oct-28-07  Karpova: <notyetagm: So Ivanchuk won the match on tiebreak?>


<On tie-break (4 m + 2 s/move) Ivanchuk won 1.5-0.5, having defeated Leko with black.>

Oct-28-07  notyetagm: <Karpova: <notyetagm: So Ivanchuk won the match on tiebreak?> Yes>


Oct-28-07  TIMER: On , if you click on tiebreak round 14, this is the symbollic picture they show of an arrow head hitting Leko!


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Oct-28-07  pawnofdoom: Nice comback by Leko, but Ivanchuk got revenge in the last round. Maybe next time, Leko. Its amazing how good Ivanchuk is getting at the age of his. But then again, the two top performers at the world championship tourney were Gelfand and Anand
Oct-29-07  plimko: <chessgames> why didn't you pay the chessbucks on tie?
Oct-29-07  ahmadov: Congratulations to Chucky for winning this match! It would be sad if he lost in tiebreak games...
Oct-29-07  Bobsterman3000: Planet Ivanchuk!

I wonder if he hummed Ukrainian lullabies in the hallway after the match to calm himself...

Oct-29-07  ongyj: Leko has always been unfortunate. How many times have we seen Peter Leko in "so near, yet so far" scenarios? I'm unsure if its psychological, or pure lack of luck...
Oct-30-07  chessmoron: Well the match is still drawn in rapid control. I applaud Leko for his comeback from a 0-2 deficit. Thumbs down for "Chucky" on this one. A huge letdown in the end of the last 4 rapid games.
Oct-31-07  hitman84: Ivanchuk was just too good for Leko. I think rapid format doesn't suit Leko's style. Ivanchuk got a bit carried away in the second half trying to improve his Alekhine record. Looking at the games Chucky's wins are much impressive.
Sep-28-08  Duck McCluck: Planet Ivanchuk!

I wonder if he hummed Ukrainian lullabies in the hallway after the match to calm himsel

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Ivanchuk and Leko are currently playing a six game rematch:
Jan-03-09  malthrope: <SwitchingQuylthulg: Ivanchuk and Leko are currently playing a six game rematch:>

Hey thanks <Switch> :) I must have missed this one on the back pages of the Chess Internet newspapers... ;)

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