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Peter Leko vs Veselin Topalov
European Team Championship (2011), Porto Carras GRE, rd 9, Nov-11
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0
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Nov-11-11  Matsumoto: Ok. I take back everything I have said about Leko being a risk-averse bore and not willing to make interesting sacrifices. Hope he continues in his new-found style!!
Nov-11-11  xanadu: Leko Reloaded!! Well played opening and nice strategic sacrifice of Queen versus the specialist in (not always correct) sacrifices! Although perhaps 18dxe6 may be refuted 8but not easily), I hope Leko will continue improving and changing his way of playing as in this game.
Nov-11-11  Hesam7: Leko's first win against Topalov in classical time controls in almost 10 years I think. The question is whether his psychological problems after losing in Leko vs Topalov, 2005 are over or not ...
Nov-11-11  goldenbear: Is 25.Qb2+ possible? If Rd2, then Qa3 I think, so I think White would have to try something else. It's a complicated position.
Nov-11-11  bronkenstein: Believe it or not , only 31.h5(?) was a novelty , and dubious one. What we witnessed was the battle of memory , not the romantic creative bravery . So Peter simply executed his better prep.
Nov-11-11  talisman: <Matsumoto> ! me too...
Nov-11-11  Birthday Boy: wow, a nice win by Peter Leko !!!
Nov-11-11  checkmateyourmove: Leko the fans want more! Hopefully we dont have to wait till 11/11/21 for another beauty....:)
Nov-12-11  Ulhumbrus: Topalov returns the Queen which Leko has sacrificed but loses in the end all the same.
Nov-12-11  ppeti84: this game was theory until the 31th move.h5 was Topalov's novelty:Potkin vs Svidler, 2010 i think the whole game was home preparation for Leko, so let's not talk about the "new style"
Nov-12-11  Ulhumbrus: <ppeti84> Perhaps Topalov played 31...h5 because he was worried that after 31...Re8 32 g4 Nh6 as in the game Potkin vs Svidler, 2010 Leko would play 33 e7 instead of 33 h3.
Nov-12-11  Bangalorechesslover: Can someone tell me what the winning sequence is?
Nov-12-11  SimonWebbsTiger: @<Bangalorechesslover>

Topalov is losing a piece. eg. 41...Kf5 42. Rxf6 and 43. Nxe7 or 41...Ke4 42. Nxe7 Bxe7 43. Re6


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