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Pablo Ricardi vs Peter Leko
"Leko my Echo" (game of the day Dec-10-2005)
ARG-World (1994), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 8, Apr-??
English Opening: Symmetrical. Mecking Variation (A39)  ·  1-0



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Apr-01-04  ConLaMismaMano: Leko beeing punished when he was 15 years old.
Dec-10-05  JohnBoy: What was the tournament? Certainly not Argentina vs. World... (no offense to Argentina, but let's get real)
Dec-10-05  I3illieJoe: Vamos Argentina!
Dec-10-05  Akavall: There was Armenia vs. The World not too long ago, Kasparov and Leko were added to Armenia's team, maybe someone else was added too. Perhaps a similar thing happed in Argentina...
Dec-10-05  aerohacedor: The pun is a tribute to the good people at Kellog's who have long marketed their Eggo brand waffles with the catchy slogan: "Leggo my Eggo."
Dec-10-05  RodSerling: ahhh...age 15...that explains....
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  kevin86: First off all,it's spelled KELLOGG'S.Their home is Battle Creek,Michigan.

An unusual finish-white was able to win in this bishop of opposite colors game. In this case,I think the rooks helped him-again against the usual grain.(a semi-intended connection to Kellogg again,lol.)

Dec-10-05  aw1988: I don't like Nxc6 too much.
Dec-10-05  chesscrazy: Did anybody notice that the move 28.Bc5 is check but but there isn't a "+" sign after it?
Dec-10-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Leko still had a lot to learn at age 15, as the game shows.
Dec-10-05  aw1988: Who doesn't? Well, apart from Fischer, sorry...
Dec-10-05  Hudson Hawk: Question, what would you say is the key blunder? At 45 it seemed drawish, but 46... Rc8 and 47... Rc5 lets the White King just walk into the fight as opposed to keeping him tied up on the far side of the board. I let the computer fight it out a few times from move 45 and it came up with draws every time.
Dec-11-05  TTLump: The position after 20.e3 ... looks somewhat pivotal to me. I think black should try to establish an outpost on e4 with a knight or bishop, even exchanging his dark-square bishop for white's knight to accomplish this goal. I don't know it it is even feasible from this position but certainly not after 20... Nd5, which seems to give up control of the center.
Jan-22-08  nomaster: In fact, the tournament was called Argentina vs Diez Banderas (spanish for "ten flags"). The ten players were from 10 different countries, and they weren't supposed to be the best players in the world, just an about-even matchup for the Argentinian team. Apart from Leko, I remember Conquest, Pia Cramling, and out-of-shape Lombardy playing. Also the late GM Sorokin, who lived in Argentina for a while. The Diez Banderas team prevailed 56-44.
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