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Vladimir Akopian vs Peter Leko
4th FIDE Grand Prix (2009), Nakchik RUS, rd 3, Apr-17
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47)  ·  0-1
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  whiteshark: Leko played the rook endgame very well.
Apr-17-09  jon01: Did Akopian simply hang a pawn? 22. Bd2?
Apr-17-09  messachess: These GM end games are great studies, aren't they?
Apr-17-09  SniperOnG7: A very well-played game by Leko, easily neutralizing the Ng5-e4 plan that is popular against the ...Bd6 Meran. White got no advantage out of the opening and by move 21, it's nice to see Leko's total control of both the dark and light squares all over the board. All his pieces were active, while white's bishop pair was stuck on the back row being mere obstacles. Note that <22. Bd2> which loses a pawn was almost compulsory due to black's threat of ...Nb3 fork.
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  HAPERSAUD: indeed 14 move checkmate
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