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|Feb-26-06|| ||Sneaky: <What is Black's compensation for the pawn he is down now in the endgame?? Is it sufficient?> There's plenty, should we make a list? White has no k-side play with those ugly pawns. White can't mobilize his q-side pawns without them being torn to pieces in the process. White has a knight against Black's bishop. Black has one very active rook. Black's king can enter the game easier than Whites.|
I might not be right about every one of those points but if I'm right about even half of them I'd say Black has plenty of compensation.
|Feb-26-06|| ||ashalpha: 34.bxa3? What is Leko thinking about here? 34.Rxa3 was just plain winning.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||acirce: <People in the official site are talking along the same lines!> Do they suggest what White should have played instead of 33.Qg3 ?|
|Feb-26-06|| ||Castle In The Sky: I finally Fritz'd the game and Fritz has it at 0.00, so much for the queenside pawn majority idea.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||patzer2: <acirce> I agree Peter will be fortunate to draw now. However, he knew he was getting into this kind of mess with 29. Qg3. Why do you suppose he went for it. Nervous maybe?|
|Feb-26-06|| ||Akavall: 34. Rxa3 seemed obvious to me... strange...|
|Feb-26-06|| ||euripides: I expected 34 Rxa3 too, perhaps trading the e pawn for the a pawn.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||winter 1963: <I finally Fritz'd the game and Fritz has it at 0.00, so much for the queenside pawn majority idea.>|
Again though, neither of these guys (presumably) is consulting a computer right now...there is a lot of sporting interest in this position IMO.
|Feb-26-06|| ||DDR: Bishop is bound for b7|
|Feb-26-06|| ||zubizareta: Instead of Bc8 I liked better Rc4|
|Feb-26-06|| ||LOUDERMILK: Fritz 9 says = (0.00)|
|Feb-26-06|| ||artemis: Patzer2: I think Leko had to consider a difficult position in the middlegame or in the ending. since the ending is his strength, I guess he chose that.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||Hesam7: <acirce> :-) I did not saw any recommendations. Here is one of them:|
<<doghousereilly> leko should resign from chess after that queen move>
|Feb-26-06|| ||plang: It look like Topalov may gang up on e4|
|Feb-26-06|| ||MTal: <Sneaky: There's plenty, should we make a list? > Still, most likely a draw. Leko should be happy (keeps the lead). Topalov cannot be happy with anything less than a win.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||ObiWanBenoni: <Sneaky> I agree with you. I would be particularly worried about the 4 pawn islands if I were playing white. With ..f6 black has a route for his king to the centre and protects d5.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||sciacca khan: The clocks lose and give minutes!|
|Feb-26-06|| ||winter 1963: <I don't think it ought to be more than a draw now, but you never know with Leko's technique. At least now he has a passer :-)>|
Maybe I don't follow...you say he traded down to a better ending, and you praise his technique, but now you think it's a draw?
|Feb-26-06|| ||grebenarov: Black has the bishop versus knight in a two-flank game so it compensates the pawn down|
|Feb-26-06|| ||TheUnkraut: <acirce>The fact, why people howl about leko, is: he didnt play 29. Qg3? because he was looking for some engame advantage(there is none!), -he played it just to go for draw-like he cowardly made it the whole game against aronian|
|Feb-26-06|| ||ObiWanBenoni: Leko must have a plan in mind to play moves like Qg3 and bxa3, they do look weakening at first glance.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||acirce: <winter 1963> Yeah, I never said it was a win. Maybe you misunderstood me.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||Hesam7: <TheUnkraut: <acirce>The fact, why people howl about leko, is: he didnt play 29. Qg3? because he was looking for some engame advantage(there is none!), -he played it just to go for draw-like he cowardly made it the whole game against aronian>|
How the hell you know?
|Feb-26-06|| ||LOUDERMILK: I think leko actually began going drawish with 32.Rde3, instead of opening the c file.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||artemis: Hesam7: most people on that site are, probably on average, 300 rating points below the average kibitzer here. The difference is that there people aren't kept from claiming to be GM's. The lines given @ chessgames are generally much more reliable then a lot of the rubish I have seen posted there.|
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