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Peter Leko vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005), San Luis ARG, rd 14, Oct-14
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Variation (B42)  ·  1-0



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Peter Leko vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov (2005)
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  keypusher: Is that a dancing rook I see?
Oct-14-05  YouRang: Kasim must have been hoping for Rg1 instead of Rc2.
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  tamar: A nice win for Leko, but he will be remembering the missed win in round 1 against Topalov for a long time.
Oct-14-05  Monoceros: I was expecting 48. Rg1 as well. 48. Rc2 is a wonderful little tactical shot that I did not see at all - a voluntary fork. Well done Leko.
Oct-14-05  me to play: Well, I am glad Leko finished on an "up" note at least.
Oct-14-05  underrated: <> your welcome! and thanks to you...
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  Gypsy: <tamar: A nice win for Leko, but he will be remembering the missed win in round 1 against Topalov for a long time.> Yes, the dynamics of the tournament would take off completely differently.
Oct-14-05  TheSlid: <YouRang> Marty Feldman! Nice Avatar!

Am I suffering from deja vu here or what?

Oct-14-05  HammerTime: atlast!
Oct-14-05  YouRang: Hey, I was able to play Kasim's final position in Little Chess Partner, and I managed to save a draw by repetition! (Of course, Little Chess Parter is a bit of a dolt sometimes - I doubt Leko would have allowed it.)

<TheSlid> Thanks, although I have another Avatar in mind (I emailed it to So, this one may be temporary.

Oct-14-05  HammerTime: i think my avatar is the best among the lot! :)
Oct-14-05  AlexanderMorphy: well done Leko, he provides us with the only win and arguably the only interesting game of the round!
Oct-14-05  HammerTime: bye all until next time!
Oct-14-05  Akavall: Morozevich - Adams was a good game, I liked the finish :)
Oct-14-05  gazzawhite: Should that last move say 48.Rcc2, instead of 48.Rc2? I'm not sure exactly how the notation works, since 48.Rgc2 is illegal.
Oct-14-05  Akavall: If its illigal you don't have to worry about it, I am very positive. So 48.Rc2 is fine.
Oct-14-05  mastrocira: Thanks!
Oct-14-05  suenteus po 147: How ironic. Leko has been letting me down all tournament, and yet I let him down in the last round by predicting this game as a draw....
Oct-15-05  lentil: <gazzawhite> 48.Rc2 is sufficient because only the c-Rook can make the move legally: the R/g2 is pinned.
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  lostemperor: Though, in the predictioncontest, I was wrong on Topalov - Polgar, this game I predicted 1-0 in 48 moves;)
Nov-16-05  Goran: Young Canadian IM Thomas Roussel-Roozmon did excellent commentary of this game for "Chess Chronicle" magazine. With the owner's permission I have posted this article on my blog
Nov-16-05  euripides: <Goran> thanks for the excellent link.
Sep-08-06  Chess Lou Zer: Here's another game to look at before voting in Arno Nickel vs. The World.
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  Messiah: Excellent win by Lékó, really impressive. Strategy at its best!
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