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Peter Leko vs Judit Polgar
Corus Group A (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 13, Jan-30
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Romanishin Attack (E12)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-30-05  sandyobrien: Nxc6 and Rb1 both look like plausible moves
Jan-30-05  acirce: Looks very equal doesn't it?
Jan-30-05  arifattar: it looks 1/2-1/2 to me
Jan-30-05  who: My understanding of the Kramnik - Moro draw was Kramnik making a point that Moro is no different than he and Leko; when playing against the strongest oponents he too will take the early draw if offered. Moro's interesting style of chess is only against weaker opponents.
Jan-30-05  arifattar: How about Ra2?
Jan-30-05  hintza: Up to now they have actually been following Dreev vs Anand, 2002, where 19...Ne4 was played.
Jan-30-05  azi: after e3 white looks pretty solid and black has trouble with d5 too
Jan-30-05  Woodpusher: Looks to me like Leko is happy with a draw here, and who wouldn't be? He's done fabulous.
Jan-30-05  arifattar: Those were funny final 40-50 moves in that Anand game.
Jan-30-05
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  cu8sfan: Leko probably won't accept or offer a draw until he's sure Anand won't win. That game looks equal now with lots of possibilities.
Jan-30-05  cheski: <cu8sfan: >Thanks. I was just wondering about that.
Jan-30-05  azi: and that game, i see, was an 88 move draw!
Jan-30-05  sandyobrien: Correct me if I'm wrong but white needs to prevent Nd2 here
Jan-30-05
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  lostemperor: ChessFM is on the air.
Jan-30-05  Woodpusher: Hooray for chess.fm!
Jan-30-05  azi: do polgar and leko look alike? :)
Jan-30-05  hintza: <and that game, i see, was an 88 move draw!> Yes, but quite a trivial one really, most of that game was just Dreev and Anand playing on in an obviously drawn position.

If Leko wants a draw, then 20.Qb1 looks like an easy option, but it's likely he will play on for a win as long as it is safe to do so.

Jan-30-05  percyblakeney: Drawn.
Jan-30-05
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  Annie K.: Game drawn.
Jan-30-05
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  cu8sfan: Well that was a bit unexpected I think.
Jan-30-05  hintza: Well, I don't see what Leko had to lose by playing on a little here, but at least he has guaranteed himself a share of first place. Now the attention shifts to Anand's game with Black against Sokolov.
Jan-30-05
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  Annie K.: I suppose it will help Judit that their game ended before Anand's. Could we perhaps switch to Sokolov-Anand now please, <chessgames.com>?
Jan-30-05
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  cu8sfan: Thanks, cg.com for switching so quickly. Where will we see these kibitzes in the future, on the Leko - Polgar or on the Anand - Sokolov page?
Jan-30-05
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  chessgames.com: cu8sfan, this is a regular game now that you can get to like any other game. I Sokolov vs Anand, 2005 is now in progress.
Mar-24-09  Katu: Maybe this is the position that a GM normally offers/accepts draw in, but remember, both of them are Hungarians, like each other etc... maybe this was a good solution to both of them.
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