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Ivan Cheparinov vs Peter Leko
FIDE Jermuk Grand Prix (2009), Jermuk ARM, rd 7, Aug-16
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  0-1


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Aug-16-09  Marmot PFL: As strong as Leko is in the ending I am surprised that a player of Cheparinov's level would lose this.
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  Peligroso Patzer: It is hard to know exactly when the White position became indefensible.

In the final position:

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Here is a line (with one variation) demonstrating how Black wins with the 2 connectd passed pawns on the K-side vs. a single passed pawn on the other wing: 59.Ra8 f5 60.a4 Kg4 61.a5 Ra2 62.a6 f4 63.a7 g5 64.Kf1 [or 64.Kd1 f3 65.Ke1 Kg3 66.Rg8 f2+ 67.Kf1 Ra1+ 68.Ke2 f1Q+ ] 64...Kf3 65.Ke1 g4 66.Kd1 g3 .

Aug-16-09  The Rocket: leko is awesome in the endgame, if we would compare all the best players in the world without huge time pressure, he would probably be the most accurate after kramnik.

of course in time-trouble he can mess thingd up like anybody else.

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  Peligroso Patzer: <The Rocket: leko is awesome in the endgame *** >

I certainly agree with this, and the rest of your comment.

<44. ... Rd8+> (removing the Rook from the b-file, where it could have supported the advance of a potential passed pawn) was the move that took me by surprise, but, of course, it was the start of a plan to create even more powerful activity for that piece.

This move (44. ... Rd8+) and the associated plan seems to me the most instructive part of this endgame.

Aug-16-09  gorash: <PP> Exactly my thoughts. The rook manoeuvre was just awesome.
Aug-16-09  Bobsterman3000: Whoa, Chessok said that the Leko was white in this game??

While going through the moves earlier it didn't make sense to me that Chepa was playing an uncharacteristic "incremental" style just like Leko.

Now it makes sense...

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  whiteshark: "Hungarian Peter Leko is in good form, playing with good balance and stability and capitalizing on even the smallest of his opponents' mistakes, befitting the professional that he is.

After setting up his favorite QID against d4, Leko played the new move <11...Nbd7>, and after coming close to equalizing, <black slowly but surely exchanged off white's more active pieces reducing white's aspirations, <found good squares for his own minor pieces, <and proceeded to a slightly advantageous endgame, <which he played flawlessly to win, <thus taking the tournament lead just after the midway point.">>>>>

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