Category Archives: Tashkent FIDE GP 2012

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).
 

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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
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