Category Archives: Leko

FIDE GP Beijing Rd7-GM Leko(HUN)

TWIC 975
Here is GM Leko’s only victory in Beijing.

More About the FIDE GP Beijing
GM Peter Leko and GM Sergey Karjakin analyzing their game of round 7. FIDE Grand Prix Beijing 2013. Interviewer: Anastasiya Karlovych.


Leko,P (2737) – Karjakin,Sergey (2776) 
Quen’s Indian 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 c6 8.Bc3 d5 9.Nbd2 [E15]
FIDE GP Beijing 
Beijing CHN (7.1), 11.07.2013

Position 1

White is trying to make something out of slightly better piece activity. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play

35…Kf8

Advertisements

TWIC 963(HUN) INDEX-April 23 2013

Introduction
TWIC is the work of Mark Crowther. This was a busy week for Hungarian players, who were playing all over the world from Cuba to Thailand.

TCh AUT 2 East 2012-13
GM Gonda had a fantastic result winning all 5 games.

Gonda L 5/5
Flumbort 2.5/5
Fodor 2.5/4
Papp, G 2/4
Banusz T 1.5/2
Horvath Ad 1.5/3

Videcki 1/3
Bokros A 0.5/2
Molnar At 0.5/3
Steiner A 2/4
Pataki G 1.5/3
Gergacz A 4/5
Takacs B 1/2
Horvath T 3/6

Renova FIDE GP Zug  2013

GM Leko (left)

Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
GM Morozevich Alexander 2758 RUS * ½ 1 ½ ½
GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2733 UKR * 1 ½ ½ ½
GM Topalov Veselin 2771 BUL * ½ ½ ½ 1
GM Caruana Fabiano 2772 ITA ½ 0 * ½ 1 2
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2709 UZB 0 ½ * ½ 1 2
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2766 AZE ½ ½ ½ ½ * 2
GM Karjakin Sergey 2786 RUS ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2
GM Giri Anish 2727 NED ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2767 USA ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2
GM Kamsky Gata 2741 USA ½ 0 ½ * ½
GM Radjabov Teimour 2793 AZE 0 ½ ½ * ½
GM Leko Peter 2744 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ *


48th Capablanca Mem Elite  2013

GM Inarkiev,E

Name FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Andreikin,D 2727 * ½ ½ 1.0/2
2 Dominguez Perez,L 2723 * ½ ½ 1.0/2
3 Harikrishna,P 2705 ½ * ½ 1.0/2
4 Almasi,Z 2689 ½ * ½ 1.0/2
5 Inarkiev,E 2688 ½ ½ * 1.0/2
6 Quesada Perez,Yu 2608 ½ ½ * 1.0/2

 
Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013
Top Hungarian was GM Horvath,A with 6.5/9.

Report From Bangkok CC
‘In a multinational field of over 300 players, Australian number one, GM Zhao Zong-Yuan has won the Thailand Open 2013 ahead of big name favorites. 

Australian Grandmaster Zhao Zong-Yuan takes the Thailand Open Crown


GM Zhao had a rating performance just under 2700 overall including a dramatic win over GM Nigel Short in the eighth round. He finished with 7.5 points from nine rounds.

Following Zhao Zong-Yuan were six players on seven points. On tiebreaks, IM Wan Yunguo took 2nd place and a GM norm. GM Jan Gustafsson, who admitted that “he’s just on holiday” when asked about the tournament, finishes in 3rd place.

The top seed GM Nigel Short, a familiar and welcome presence at the Thailand Open, played fighting chess throughout the tournament making a decisive result in all but one game. He struggled at times pushing too hard for wins. The world’s 3rd highest rated female player GM Humpy Koneru had a solid tournament, not losing any games.(more)’

table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: ; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

SNo Name FIDE FED Pts.
11 GM Horvath Jozsef 2534 HUN 5.5
14 GM Horvath Adam 2509 HUN 6.5
19 GM Czebe Attila 2479 HUN 6
21 GM Varga Zoltan 2472 HUN 5.5
46 FM Juhasz Kristof 2330 HUN 5

Overall Standings-Chess-Results

Zhao Zong-Yuan took clear first with 7.5/9.

table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: ; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

Rk. Name FED RtgI Pts.
1 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan AUS 2537 7.5
2 IM Wan Yunguo CHN 2494 7
3 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2621 7
4 GM Vajda Levente ROU 2632 7
5 GM Hansen Sune Berg DEN 2561 7
6 GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2491 7
7 GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2563 7
8 GM Antonio Rogelio Jr PHI 2527 6.5
9 IM Wang Chen CHN 2485 6.5
10 GM Koneru Humpy IND 2597 6.5
11 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2697 6.5
12 GM Venkatesh M.R. IND 2508 6.5
13 Ma Zhonghan CHN 2372 6.5
14 GM Schebler Gerhard GER 2445 6.5
15 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2509 6.5
16 Rishi Sardana IND 2232 6.5

Tata Steel 2013 A-Rd11 Leko

Here is a beautiful game by Peter Leko from Tata Steel Group A played in rd11. The Tata Steel event was beautifully photographed and organized.

Van Wely defended aggressively with the Sicilian Dragon but Leko invited a RRB-RRN ending and showed some fabulous technique to grind out the win in model fashion.

Leko,P(l) – Van Wely(r) in rd 11

Leko,P (2735) – Van Wely,L (2679)
Sicilian Dragon 9.0-0-0 d5[B76]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (11.1), 25.01.2013

Position 1
White has the better structure. How should white continue?

White to Play

28..Kf8


Position 2
Black is preparing a pawn break after playing 47..f6. How should white continue?

White to Play

47…f6

Tata Steel 2013 Group A

Here’s Aronian’s nice endgame win over Leko from Tata Group A. For more see Tatasteelchess. The site has a fantastic gallery.

Aronian obtains a better pawn structure but Leko has the bishop pair for an active defence. Later the ending is BN-BB but with Aronian having an extra pawn.

Aronian,L – Leko,P

Aronian,L (2802) – Leko,P (2735)
4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 c5[E15]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (6.3), 18.01.2013

Position 1

White to Play

28…a6


Position 2

White to Play

53…Bc2


Tata Steel 2013 Group A

Here is Leko’s win in the Spanish over Caruana. Leko has 4/8 so far.

Leko,P (2735) – Caruana,F (2781)
Spanish 6.d3[C84]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (5.1), 17.01.2013

Position 1

Black has just blocked the position with 40…g5 and aims to hold the kingside by constructing a dark square defensive wall.

How should white continue the attack?

  • 41.fg
  • 41.hg
  • Something else

White to Play

 

40…g5

TWIC 950(HUN-CAN) Summary Jan 22-2013

Introduction
TWIC-The Week In Chess is the work of Mark Crowther.

There were no Canadians in action this week and still no games from the Panama Open.

75th Tata Steel GpA  2013(After Rd8) Tatasteelchess
Leko,P(HUN) has 4/8.
table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

Score FIDE TPR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1 Carlsen, M. 6.0 2861 2932 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1
2 Anand, V. 5.5 2772 2889 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½
3 Aronian, L. 5.0 2802 2819 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1
4 Nakamura, H. 5.0 2769 2797 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
5 Harikrishna, P. 4.5 2698 2796 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½
6 Karjakin, S. 4.5  2780 2783 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
7 Leko, P. 4.0 2735 2752 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½
8 Caruana, F. 4.0 2781 2718 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½
9 van Wely, L. 3.5  2679 2693 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½
10 Wang, H. 3.5  2752 2655 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1
11 Giri, A. 3.0  2726 2617 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0
12 Sokolov, I. 2.5 2667 2629 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½
13 L’Ami, E. 2.5 2627 2587 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½
14 Hou, Y. 2.5  2603 2599 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½

75th Tata Steel GpB 2013(After Rd8)
Rapport, Movsesian and Timman share the lead with 5.5/8.

Rapport-Van Kampen

table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

Score FIDE TPR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1 Rapport, R. 5.5 2621 2767 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1
2 Movsesian, S. 5.5  2688 2765 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1
3 Timman, J. 5.5 2566 2754 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1
4 Naiditsch, A. 5.0 2708 2711 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 1 1
5 Dubov, D. 4.5 2600 2665 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½
6 Smeets, J. 4.5 2615 2650 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½
7 Tiviakov, S. 4.0 2655 2629 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 0
8 Edouard, R. 4.0 2686 2619 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 0
9 Turov, M. 4.0  2630 2614 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
10 van Kampen, R. 3.5  2581 2586 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1
11 Grandelius, N. 3.0 2572 2526 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1
12 Nikolic, P. 3.0  2619 2538 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1
13 Ipatov, A. 2.0  2587 2423 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0
14 Ernst, S. 2.0 2556 2438 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

TCH-AUT 2012-13
Balogh,C had a great score with 3/4 while other Hungarians were not so sucessful. The talented Juhasz brothers continue to gain valuable experience in international league play.
table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

Score Games
Balogh,C 3 4
Ribli,Z 2.5 4
Acs,P 2 3
Feher,A 2 4
Erdos,V 1.5 4
Hera,I 1.5 4
Farago,I 0.5 2
Ruck,R 0.5 1
Juhasz,Kr 1.5/4 1.5 4
Juhasz A 1/3 1 3

TCH-SVK 2012-13
Bokros,A did well.
table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

Score Games
Bokros,A 1.5 2
Varga,Z 1 2
Papp,G 1 2

Tashkent FIDE GP 2012

Leko scored 5.5/11 for a solid result.

‘… the Italian(Caruana-right) was never close to a win against Peter Leko(l).
 

table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

Rank Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2775 RUS 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
2 GM Wang Hao 2737 CHN ½ ½ * 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
3 GM Morozevich Alexander 2748 RUS * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1
4 GM Caruana Fabiano 2786 ITA 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6
5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2764 AZE ½ 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 6
6 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2696 UZB ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6
7 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2741 UKR 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½
8 GM Svidler Peter 2747 RUS ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½
9 GM Leko Peter 2732 HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1
10 GM Gelfand Boris 2751 ISR ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0
11 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 CUB 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 4
12 GM Kamsky Gata 2762 USA 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 *

Here is Leko’s only win.

Kamsky,G (2762) – Leko,P (2732)
Nimzo-Indian 8…Nbd7 9.Bd2[E55]
FIDE GP Tashkent Tashkent UZB (8.4), 30.11.2012
White played the harmless 9.Bd2 and got nothing in the opening.

Position 1
Now later, black has just recaptured with 22…Nxd5 and an endgame has begun. How do you assess the position?
-Dead even. The IQP is not a factor due the white’s active pieces
-Slightly better for black due to the IQP
-Unclear, it’s too soon to tell as the Nc6 gives white a chance to make murky play.

22…Nxd5

Position 2
26.a3 has just been played. The RRB-RRN ending looks complex but really it is not. Black has the better structure and more  useful minor piece. How should black proceed?
-26..Rxa6
-Build slowly with …f6/..e5
-Play the little hidden tactical blow
-Somthing else

Black to Play

26.a3