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Peter Leko vs Arkadij Naiditsch
Dortmund Sparkassen (2014), Dortmund GER, rd 5, Jul-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36)  ·  1-0


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Jul-18-14  Marmot PFL: Typical of Leko's wins - no risks taken but slowly improving the ending until the opponent makes a mistake.
Jul-18-14  posoo: Dats why Leko would CRUSH me at standard time controals but I've actually THRASHED him in a coupla games of blitz! Good analysis Marmoos.
Jul-18-14  Valmy: <I've actually THRASHED him in a coupla games of blitz> Impressive.
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  perfidious: <poopoo>'s kibitz might carry some credibility if he were not a loudmouth and a braggart.
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  Gypsy: <Typical of Leko's wins - no risks taken but slowly improving the ending until the opponent makes a mistake.>

White emerged from the opening with the better bishop. Black cemented this in via the exchanges on d4 (17...c5 18.Qd2 cxd4 19.exd4...). And Leko then ground-out the win in an expert fashion.

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  HeMateMe: Maybe black should not have opened up the game, if losing the h pawn would occur. With Queens on the board and both kings exposed, black had a draw in hand, but certainly no winning chances.
Jul-19-14  Ulhumbrus: After 9...Qxe7 with Black's c6 and d5 pawns on white squares White has potentially the good bishop in an ending
Jul-19-14  Chris321: Naiditch should have played the Nimzo,he's a Nimzo player!...why he gone in for this QGambit i don't know,it's risky at best,esp nowadays!...the Nimzo is still king in this position after move 3 Nc3.
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  perfidious: When White employs the Exchange QGD, he is hardly aiming for a sharp struggle, barring lines where he goes in for Nge2 and long castling. In the far more common positional lines, castling kingside followed by a minority attack on the other wing is routine.
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