|Dec-20-14|| ||mrandersson: Wrong Vladimir Fedoseev it seems either that or leko had a bad day at the office.|
|Dec-20-14|| ||SteinitzLives: Leko had a couple of drawing chances at the end, he was real short of time though, and moved his king to the wrong square a couple of times.|
|Dec-20-14|| ||fisayo123: Incredibly complex game. Like <SteinitzLives> said, Leko had several drawing chances but was unable to solve all the problems over the board.|
|Dec-20-14|| ||coolconundrum: 17. Ra3, prepping b4, inducing c4, at which point the white pieces all find good homes. Very nice idea.|
|Dec-23-14|| ||dumbgai: Leko tried to play for a draw in a winning position, and failed.|
|Dec-23-14|| ||Gilmoy: I liked <32.Qb2>.
I liked it <because> it does nothing! Hah! Answer that!
|Dec-24-14|| ||ajile: Black's backward d5 pawn isn't worth the play that Black gets IMO.|
|Dec-25-14|| ||patzer2: White's incredible play after 17. Ra3!? is joy to watch. However, for most novices and club players I think it should come with a warning: "Unless you're a Master or an Expert, don't try this in your local club or tournaments."|
White's strategy appears to be to get Black to over commit and try and make something out of nothing, and then counter attack. It's not a bad strategy, but it takes a great deal of tactical skill and positional knowledge to pull off. Something way over my head, and I suspect over that of most club players.
|Dec-25-14|| ||patzer2: Fritz 12 indicates Black missed a win by not playing 68...Rh6! (diagram below):|
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From here (diagram above, after 68...Rh6! improvement) Fritz 12 analysis gives its best play as 69.Qg1 Qf4 70.Qd1 Rd6 71.Qh5 Kg7 72.e5 Qxe5 73.Qg4+ Kf8 74.Qh4 Ke8 75.Qg5 Rc6 76.Qg8+ Ke7 77.Qg5+ Rf6 78.Qg7 Rxf5 79.Qxe5+ Rxe5 80.Be4 Rxe4 (-2.37 @ 21/49 depth).
|Feb-01-15|| ||Whitehat1963: How does white avoid the draw by repetition or perpetual?|
|Feb-01-15|| ||Sastre: <Whitehat1963: How does white avoid the draw by repetition or perpetual?>|
If 92...Qd2+, 93.Qc2 Qd5 94.Qh2 .