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Peter Leko vs Jan Timman
Dortmund Sparkassen (1999), Dortmund GER, rd 5, Jul-15
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Variation (C42)  ·  1-0



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  plang: One of the sharpest lines in the Petroffs; 10..Qd6 is a rarely played alternative to 10..0-0. The tactica1 shot 11..Nxf2 would not have quite worked; 12 Kxf2..Qxh2 13 Qxd5..Rd8 14 Nf1..Qh4+ 15 g3 followed by 16 Qg2. In Ivanchuk-Anand Reggio Emilia 1988-89 Black plated 12..Bh4 and won quickly when White defended poorly; 12..Ne5 was new. 13 Qc2? was an error; Timman recommended 13 Bxe4..dxe 14 fxg..Nxg4 15 Nf1 instead. 17..h6? was also an error; Timman could have maintained an advantage with 17..Qa6 18 c4..Rxf1+ 19 Nxf1..Rf8 20 Ng3..Qf6 21 Nd2..Bg5 22 Qe1..Qxd4+ 23 Kh1..Bh4. After 23..e2? Black was lost; Timman felt that he would syill have had compensation for the piece after 23..Qe6.

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