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Viswanathan Anand vs Peter Leko
Linares (2003), Linares ESP, rd 6, Feb-28
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  1-0


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Mar-08-03  refutor: i'm curious why this B30 line is so popular v. leko...everybody and their dog (even kaspy) seems to play it against him...i'm assuming they play 3.Nc3 because in the past he played 3. ... e5 but it seems a little odd that everybody has avoided the open sicilian v. him
Mar-08-03  Marnoff Mirlony: Certainly an interesting game. I have never seen one like that before. Unusual that a pawn will be one step from promotion so soon(obviously promoting it wouldn't gain anything.) Anand's sacrifice of his Rook near the end was nice, sealed his victory.
May-29-05  Per: One of the finest games by Anand in recent years. A real beauty!
Jul-02-05  JohnSilver: If 45. ...Re7 then 46.R:e7+ K:e7 47.Bg5+ Kd7 48.B:d8 K:d8 49.f3 : White wins e4-Pawn, exchanges on a6 a pair of pawns, and since black king has to capture the white pawn on a6 white king has enough time to capture black pawns on kingside.
Feb-23-06  dramas79: Seems to me that Anand recovered beautifully after making a mess of the opening
Jun-03-09  dramas79: <Seems to me that Anand recovered beautifully after making a mess of the opening> After seeing chessbase's report on the game, I think I do not understand chess at all. Apparently it was Anand's prepared novelty in the opening.
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