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Peter Leko vs Veselin Topalov
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2002), Dortmund GER, rd 3, Jul-20
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Variation (B42)  ·  0-1


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  TheAlchemist: Topalov woke up from the dead! Leko only needed a draw to win the match (he was leading 2-0 with 2 games remaining), so after 19.e5 and the following exchanges he must have counted on 26...Kxb5 27.Nc7+ Kb6 28.Nxa8+ Ka7 29.Nc7 with a draw after 29...Kb6 30.Na8+ etc.

I don't understand Leko's 49.Kf1. Isn't something like 49.Bxf3 gxf3 50.Rxd5 exd5 51.b5 d4 52.Kf1 e3 53.fxe3 dxe3 a draw?

Oct-07-06  aw1988: No - Black would win.
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