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Peter Leko vs Garry Kasparov
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 9, Nov-04
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-24-03  chessamateur: Didn't Peter miss a win here with 53. Nf8+ Kd6 54. c7 Kxc7 55. Ne6+ Kd6 56. NxBg5.? Or am I missing something?
Apr-25-03  alonso666: yes he missed, i have saw a article time ago he missed this win.., computer calculated mate in something aroung 40-60 moves
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  crafty: 53. ♘f8+ ♔d6 54. c7 ♔xc7 55. ♘e6+ ♔b6 56. ♘xg5   (eval 3.75; depth 21 ply; 500M nodes)
Sep-13-04  lao tzu: a good example of how bishops arent ALWAYS superior to knights in open endgame positions
Jan-08-06  notyetagm: Wow, Leko misses the full point with 53. ♘f8+! ♔d6 54. c7! ♔xc7 55. ♘e6+ ♔d6 56 ♘x♗. I just saw this problem in Kongsted's puzzle book.
Jan-08-06  you vs yourself: <notyetagm> Wow. This looks simple enough for Leko to be able to calculate it. Even if he didn't, Kasparov, at a rating of 2838, should have calculated it and resigned assuming Leko saw that combo! Is Leko in time trouble here?
Jan-08-06  notyetagm: I think time trouble was the problem. But it seems that every tournament he plays in Leko gets winning positions and fails to convert them.

In the Russia versus the World rapid match in 2002, Chess magazine showed <three!> games that Leko drew where he had winning shots. A 2740 should not be missing all of these wins.

Jan-08-06  you vs yourself: Leko draws so much that maybe he's looking for a way to draw first? This vegetarian probably doesn't want to hurt his opponent's feelings;)
May-02-08  positionalgenius: Kasparov's only real danger in his great 2002 olympiad performance. Leko missed Nf8+ which leads to a win.
Sep-01-12  Xeroxx: pretty sad
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