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Peter Leko vs Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen - Leko Rapid Match (2008) (rapid), Miskolc HUN, rd 3, May-29
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-29-08  Rolfo: 96 Qb3? by Leko, it was the move which took away all advantage?
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  Peligroso Patzer: According to a comment posted on Magnus Carlsen, Leko played 97. b8=Q (with a rook upside down) which made the digital boards and the relay crash. The game continued 97. Qxf2 98. Kh3 Qf1 draw
May-30-08  Pjalle: According to chessbase the final moves were:
95...f6 96.Qb3?? Qe2! 97.b8Q Qxf2+ 98.Kh3 Qf1+ 99.Kh2 Qf2+ 100.Kh3 Qf1+ 101.Kh2 Qf2+. 1/2-1/2

The electronic board crashed during the final moves because Leko used a rook put upside down instead of his queen.

May-30-08  Rolfo: <.. because Leko used a rook put upside down instead of his queen.>

You know from real life, if you already have a Queen it is difficult to aquire another Queen, and certainly very dangerous to use her up side down, so poor Leko had to use the rook..:)

May-30-08  Pjalle: Rolfo, yes, he didn't have much choice. I guess this uncovered a fundamental flaw in the electronic boards, how to deal with multiple queens - discuss!
May-30-08  Hesam7: <Carlsen drew game three in a save that Kasparov, checking in after a speech in Athens, called "Incredible! Ridiculous!" Carlsen then went on to beat Leko's Caro-Kann in game four, at last breaking through for what I think is his first win versus Leko at any time control against three classical losses.> -- Mig Greengard
May-30-08  Wein Stein: Leko missed forced win 54.Kf3! Qd1+ 55.Kg3! (55.Kf4? h4! 56.b7 Qe2! 57.b8Q g5+ 58.Qxg5+ Bxg5 59.Kxg5 Qxd3 and 55.Kd4? Qe2+ 56.Kd5 Qe6+ 57.Kc5 Qe7+ 58.Kc6 Qe8+ 59.Kc5 Qe7+ 60.Kc4 Qe6+ 61.Qd5 Qxb6 looks drawn) Qh1 56.b7 h4+ 57.Kf3 Qd1+ 58.Ke4 Qe2+ 59.Kd5 Qe6+ 60.Kc5 Be7+ 61.Kxd4 Bf6+ 62.Ne5 Qd6+ 63.Ke4 Bg5 64.Nd3! (64.b8Q?? f5+ 65.Kf3 Qd1+ 66.Qe2 Qd5+ with mate)
May-30-08  minasina: This third game and fourth game (Carlsen vs Leko, 2008 ) commentary by GM Zoltan Gyimesi here:
Jun-01-08  positionalgenius: You've got to be kidding me. Leko didn't win this??
Jun-04-08  wallytherhino: They need to fix the queen problem on electronic boards. This issue could become very important over the next five years when almost all tournament boards go digital!

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