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Peter Leko vs Boris Gelfand
Tal Memorial (2009), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Nov-06
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-06-09  Billy Vaughan: The two most drawish players in the tournament gave us...well, the longest draw of the second round.
Nov-12-09  messachess: A draw, but an interesting struggle.
Jan-09-10  Hesam7: <Another important theoretical line was reached in Leko,P-Gelfand,B Tal Memorial 2009. Gelfand repeated Kramnik's novelty 19...Bxa3 and the diagram position was reached after 20.Ng5 g6 21.Ne4:


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Here he introduced an interesting novelty, 21...Qf5 instead of Kramnik's 21...Be7. The idea worked well and Black achieved a draw without any problems. An important game, which virtually puts paid to the line with 16.Bd3. I could be wrong, but I think White needs a really good idea in order to play it again.> GM Mikhalevski

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