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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Peter Leko
Biel (2017), Biel SUI, rd 2, Jul-25
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1-0


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Jul-25-17  geeker: I'd like to see GM analysis of this game...After 15...R:d8, I assumed it was heading for an uneventful draw, but 32...Kg6 seems to have been bad (potential forks on e5), and Black lost quickly. Great positional play by White, or errors by Black?
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  tamar: <geeker> Ponomariov and Leko discuss this position at about 4:34:00 mark
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  patzer2: Instead of <32...Kg6?>, allowing 33. b4 to (+1.65 @ 29 depth,) Stockfish 8 indicates Black can hold it level with 32...Rd7 when play might continue 33. Rh1 Kf7 34. Rf1+ Ke7 = (+0.08 @ 34 depth, Stockfish 8.)

Earlier, Black might have gone for easier equality with 19...Bc5 20. Nd3 Bxe3 21. Kxe3 = (0.00 @ 36 depth, Stockfish 8.)

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  HeMateMe: leko isn't the same player he was 10 years ago.
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