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|Jan-28-06|| ||cade: Good luck to Topalov, he deserves to win Corus 2006.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||chessgames.com: The final round starts one hour earlier, at 6:30am EST (11:30 UTC).|
|Jan-28-06|| ||you vs yourself: Leko has score to settle against Topalov; he missed a win against Topy in San Luis. But since this is the last round and Leko has already reached 50%, he'll probably settle for a quick draw.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||EricCartman: Probably a 20 move draw|
|Jan-28-06|| ||suenteus po 147: The question is whether or not Topalov will settle for a quick draw. If he draws and Anand wins (not impossible) then doesn't Anand win on tiebreaks? Besides, he's been making a mini-career out of fighting "draw types" in games, and Leko is certainly someone he has beaten several times OTB before. Topalov will not draw so quickly, I think, as he did with Anand. He's ahead, but not that far ahead.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||topalov fan: Topalov does deserve to win. And he would never go for a quick draw in this round. Good luck to him for tomorrow!|
|Jan-28-06|| ||Daodejing: Leko vs Topalov, 2002|
Would be nice to see a game of this fighting spirit and quality beetween this two phantastic players even it is the last round.
Nice day tommorow: Looking Federer - Bagdatis on tv and Leko - Topalov at the internet simultanously.
|Jan-28-06|| ||topalov fan: Nice game. Yeah, it would be nice if we say something like that. Though I hope the result will be different this time :-)|
|Jan-28-06|| ||LluviaSean: Go Marcos Baghdatis!!!|
|Jan-28-06|| ||morpstau: Topalov will trounce this Leko in no more than 30 moves. Peter is a strong player but Topalov will outplay him indefinitely.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||THE pawn: Eh...you're talking like Leko is no match for topalov, while I actually think he might be with Ivanchuk his biggest opponent.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||vspatel: Leko will try hard. This might be the game for him to show the world that he can still play wonderful chess by beating the World Champion.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||jamesmaskell: For Leko, I think hell just go for it. He might as well experiment on this one. try something brand new, perhaps a KIA move, pretty please! Leko has nothing to lose.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||Akavall: <Leko has nothing to lose.> I think so too, but a win would drastically improve perception of his performance in Corus, so I hope Leko goes for it.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||Whitehat1963: Hopefully we have a decisive result one way or another. I wouldn't bet on a quick draw. Neither one of them is usually quick to draw, Leko just draws a lot; they're not usually quick though.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||Sneaky: Expect this game to drag on and on, very slowly, especially in the beginning. Vlesko will have one eye on this board and the other on VIshy's board. If ever it looks like Vishy is in a position without winning chances, he knows what to do: shut down counterplay and draw his way to finish line. But if Vishy looks like he might win, he needs to turn on the afterburners.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||Whitehat1963: These two have played each other 21 times with Leko behind the white pieces, and they've all begun 1. e4. Sixteen Sicilians (9 Najdorfs), and the rest have been Petrov and Ruy Lopez. Their contrasting styles should make for a decent game. Head to head they're very close, with Leko up 11 to 10 lifetime including all contests (according to the database).|
|Jan-28-06|| ||4daluvofchess: <Sneaky>
Even though Topalov is all but unstopable, Leko is too strong an opponent for the WC to try what you are suggesting. If he waits until it looks like Anand will win, he will have to try to force something from an even position. Against Leko (especially with black) this could very well mean a loss.
The best way to play for a draw is to play for a win. Of course, Topalov should not take too many risks. He should remain true to himself and play his usual chess. Remember that a win would take care of the situation regardless of what anand does...
|Jan-28-06|| ||diction: I agree. Leko is vulnerable these days. If Topalov wants to be clear first I say he shoudl play for a win from move 1. Without taking stupid risks of coruse.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||Kelvieto: I predict a Berlin Wall, he had a great deal of success in San luis, it is doubtful that Leko will crack his defences, and with his great endgame skill, he could "turn on the afterburners" if Anand is beating Gelfand|
|Jan-28-06|| ||bobbyboomer: I'm predicting a Sicilian Najdorf. Fighting chess right down to the end. Topalov wants to win this tournament with a strong game in the last round. Leko will hold in the end. Draw on move 57!!|
|Jan-28-06|| ||HannibalSchlecter: who does Anand play?|
|Jan-28-06|| ||you vs yourself: <HannibalSchlecter> Anand, with white, is playing Gelfand tomorrow.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||Akavall: My perdiction is Ruy Lopez, but not Berlin Wall.|
|Jan-28-06|| ||menacing knights: if topalov goes for a sicilian najdorf, leko would go for a draw. leko is a drawmaster.|
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