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Peter Leko vs Viswanathan Anand
World Championship Tournament (2007), Mexico City MEX, rd 6, Sep-19
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Sep-19-07  beenthere240: I love the way Leko keeps being presented with time-consuming dilemmas.
Sep-19-07
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  Eyal: 21.Qf1 was forced (21.Qe2?? Nxc3 22.bxc3 Qxa4; 21.Qb3?? Nd3).
Sep-19-07
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  Domdaniel: I think it's drawish. 20...d5 is needed, and looks about equal. 20...Nxc3 21.Rxa5 is better for white, partly because of threats on the e-file.
Sep-19-07
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  WannaBe: Arrrrrrgh!!! Draw?!?!
Sep-19-07
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  ketchuplover: Weren't Nb2 or Nxc3 better?
Sep-19-07
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  technical draw: Draw?
Sep-19-07
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  norami: Take a look at the Grischuk game. Interesting position.
Sep-19-07  beenthere240: I really can't believe that they drew. Why not wait to see how Leko spends his remaining time on a stalled attack?
Sep-19-07  grebenarov: that's a shame. that was a promising game
Sep-19-07  acirce: Drawnand lol hahahahahahahaha
Sep-19-07  Marmot PFL: Not that surprised, but Grischuk-Svidler has lots of play left.
Sep-19-07  Ulhumbrus: Perhaps Anand wants to conserve his energy for later rounds.
Sep-19-07  radu stancu: I guess the result makes sense. After an exchange on c3 the c column will be neutral, with no one in control, and there aren't too many other imbalances in the position.
Sep-19-07  Keairolas: Did Leko just say "oops, I let you equalize.", and Anand respond by saying, "Sweet, a free half-point that I don't have to work any harder for!"?
Sep-19-07
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  chancho: With each passing round, these games get more and more crucial for the competitors in this event. I think the best is yet to come.
Sep-19-07  Jack Kerouac: Uncorked as predicted.
Sep-19-07
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  Eyal: <acirce: Drawnand lol hahahahahahahaha> Or Anandraw...
Sep-19-07  russep: What's wrong with 15.Bd5?? Does it have something to do with the fact that black can take on f3?
Sep-19-07
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  keypusher: <Russep> 15....Qe8 16. Qc2 Nb4, I guess.
Sep-20-07  BlackNightmare: peter drawko at this pace he ll win this thing hands down no doubt about it
Sep-20-07  ValmonUni: leko draws kramnik in 24 and anand in 21.. oh boy.
Sep-20-07  Marmot PFL: During the game I questioned 13.Be3 and later I heard that Kasparov called it "a relic". Whenever Leko is surprised he usually chooses the most cautious moves.
Sep-20-07  euripides: Anand had to face this line as White in 2006, and was presumably impressed even though he won the game:

Anand vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2006

Oct-06-07  philosophers game: Do these people always keep drawing games like this and not fight till the end...
Dec-03-20
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  Messiah: Terrible!
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