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Peter Leko vs Gata Kamsky
4th FIDE Grand Prix (2009), Nakchik RUS, rd 1, Apr-15
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-16-09  kurtrichards: Great defensive maneuvere by GM Kamsky. Way to get back to the top again? Vamos, Gata. You can do it again. Good luck.
Apr-19-09  felixd: Is it possible to know if it was really draw or if Peter Leko missed the ending?
Apr-21-09  acirce: It's striking how many extremely long games Lékó has. In this database, he has 18 games with 100 moves or more - the big majority classical. Korchnoi, the one player with the highest total number of games in the whole database, has 17. Karpov has 20. Kasparov has 6! Kramnik has 8, Anand has 13, Topalov has just 4. Fischer just 3. I haven't yet found anyone with a higher percentage than Lékó, and it's not easy to find many who are even close: 18/1552 ~ 1.16%. Ulf Andersson has 15/2125 ~ 0.7%
Apr-21-09  acirce: Whoops, Kamsky himself beats him with a spectacular 16/986 ~ 1.6%!
Apr-21-09  kellmano: <felixd: Is it possible to know if it was really draw or if Peter Leko missed the ending?>

You can find that out for yourself, for certain, here:

May-04-09  euripides: Some interesting notes here:

If Stohl and Shipov are right, White should have won the ending. It's very instructive anyway to see how difficult it is - I would have thought these two are among the best four or five technicians around - and the play is very interesting.

May-05-09  whatthefat: <acirce>

Interesting challenge!

The best I've been able to find so far is Karjakin with 11/689 = 1.6%

May-05-09  AnalyzeThis: It's amazing the Kamsky drew this game.
May-18-09  notyetagm: GM Igor Stohl in Chessbase Magazin 123:

<Till now White has only from time to time achieved a theoretical advantage against the Grünfeld Defence. Time and again the fans of the Grünfeld have managed to close the breaches made in it. That is the reason for the attempt to play against the Grünfeld without d4, effectively taking a diversion around it at least at first. It is no wonder that Vladimir Kramnik is one of the most outstanding representatives of this system, because he also enters other 1.d4-openings by means of 1.¤f3. The statistics for 4.£a4+ are impressive, based on the fact that anything except 4…¥d7 is clearly worse, e. g. 4…c6 5.cxd5 ¤xd5 6.¤xd5 £xd5 7.e4 £d8 8.d4 or 4…¤c6 5.¤d4! £d7 6.cxd5 etc.>

May-24-09  tibone: according to the chessbase article mentioned above 55. Qf8+ Rf5 (if Kg5 56. h4+! with the idea of forking king and rook on f4, and if 55... Kg3 56. Qb8! Kf4 is forced)56. Qb8+ Re5 57. b6 would have won. The difference to the game is that the rook is pinned. Black has loose a tempo in order to unpin it

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