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Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev vs Peter Leko
Dortmund Sparkassen (1995), Dortmund GER, rd 5, Jul-19
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  0-1



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May-14-04  csmath: This is a little masterpiece by Leko. He blockaded his castling and then opened, with Bareev help, the opposite side, leaving naked white king in the center. Bareev apparently had no plan and was positionally completely outplayed by Leko. A ringing endorsement of Queen's Indian.
Apr-26-06  Topzilla: Nice game by Leko, and seeing this i ask myself, why he now plays just to draw??
Apr-26-06  blingice: Bareev seemed to allow himself to be pinned/discovered attacked everywhere. The amount of en prise-es is also pretty confusing. An interesting game for pawns, although I don't think I'll be able to understand those moves particularly.
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  ganstaman: <Topzilla> Why do you hate everyone that draws more than Topalov does? I decided to do a little math to see just how drawish Leko and Kramnik are compared to Topa. Here are the stats:

Draw Percentage: Topa: 44.2%, Kramnik: 54.4%, Leko: 56%

Win Percentage: Topa: 36.2%, Kramnik: 35.6%, Leko: 27.3%

Loss Percentage: Topa: 19.6%, Kramnik: 9.9%, Leko: 16.6%

So Leko and Kramnik only draw a little more than half their games while Topa draws a little less than half. It's really not like they play only for a draw. Also, those stats for Kramnik are amazing. He wins so slightly less than Topa does, but he also loses nearly 10% less of the time. Seems that instead of losing, Kramnik is able to get a draw, while Topa doesn't really win more with his riskier play. Leko does sacrifice his win percentage in order to keep his loss percentage lower, but still, 56% draws is not that boring.

Maybe you are just unable to understand solid, positional chess?

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  Open Defence: more than the 56% draws i would look at the 27% wins .. he needs to up that if he is to be more dominant like the Corus and Kramnik match period...
Jul-22-09  Knight13: How about 37. Qe2?
Jul-31-09  Knight13: <Knight13: How about 37. Qe2?> 37...fxe4 and White loses.

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