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Judit Polgar vs Peter Leko
FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005), San Luis ARG, rd 11, Oct-10
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Defense Mieses Line (B13)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Judit Polgar vs Peter Leko (2005)
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Oct-10-05  PARACONT1: Hungarians... sheesh.
Oct-10-05  PaddyAlekhine: Meaning what?
Oct-10-05  thomaspaine: <PARACONT1> I don't understand your nonsensical comment.

I don't know about Judit, but Leko had a strong incentive to play for the win in this game. His goal now would be second place, but with Svidler leading by 1.5 pnts before this game, a win was badly needed for Leko here. Now that Svidler won his game, this lead extends to 2 pnts. Virtually impossible to hope to catch in the last three rounds. I guess Leko's aim has changed already before this game to aim for third place!

Oct-10-05  fgh: How dissapointing :-)
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  khense: I don't know how much of this crazy opening is analyzed & concluded in chess literature. I had hope that Judit could obtain an outside (Queenside) passed pawn, however weakness in her kingside pawns might come back to haunt her. Were both players tired, chicken, or was the final configuration a dead draw?
Oct-11-05  Caissanist: According to Susan Polgar "they really did not have to play chess this round," since it was almost all theory.
Oct-11-05  stephenw: nonething in this game was crazy. it is all theory. nigel short briefly commented on this game in his analysis at
Oct-15-05  zarra: GM Sergey Shipov, whose annotations of all the games are in writes of this game:

"In the game of two Hungarian grandmasters there was not a single new move. Iím not going to annotate it."

Jan-23-06  alicefujimori: Guys, what do you all expect? Even a great technician such as Karpov could not get anything with this line. See:

Karpov vs Kramnik, 1993

Jul-24-08  Alphastar: The endgame is thought to be slightly better for white though it is very tenable.

For super-GMs (and probably normal GMs as well) there isn't much to play for in this line. But for lesser players there will be.

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