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Garry Kasparov vs Peter Leko
Fujitsu Siemens Giants (2000) (rapid), Frankfurt, rd 7, Jun-22
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Variation (D97)  ·  0-1



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Oct-06-04  ConLaMismaMano: Why does Kasparov lose? Maybe after Kg6 comes Rd4 followed by Nc5 threatening to take the bishop?
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  tamar: Right. Also, there is the fork threat on f4 after 48 Kg6 Rd4 49 Rd1 Rxd3
Oct-06-04  percyblakeney: And 48.Bf5 doesn't work either, because of Nd4 49.Rxd4 Rxd4.
Sep-01-05  square dance: is this a rapid game? i thought kasparov had never lost to leko.
Sep-01-05  percyblakeney: Yes, it was a rapid game. Another game in the same tournament, but with a slightly more uncommon opening, was Morozevich vs Kasparov, 2000
Sep-01-05  square dance: <pb> thanks for the info and the link.
Sep-06-05  EmperorAtahualpa: After 47...Rf4+, Crafty says:

(-3.92/depth=16) 48.Bf5 Nd4 49.Rxd4 Rxd4 50.a3 Rd2 51.b4 axb4 52.axb4 Rb2 53.Kg6 Rxb4 54.Kg5 Kc5 55.Bd3 [HT]

Feb-17-06  blingice: Why isn't this in Leko's "Notable Games" section? It's his only win while playing Kasparov.
Mar-09-06  blingice: <EA> I'm surprised that's the score, with the final position being

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and the pawn relatively easy to trade for the bishop, after white loses the rook for the knight on the second move of your line, it's basically done.

Sep-20-07  xeroxmachine: I think Kosporov thougot dat hes kong is looked to da wrong side by da rook. And there fur resogn.
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