Category Archives: Leko

Corus 2008, Round 8 – Anand demolishes Topalov

Anand drives Topalov from the board. Leko neutralises van Wely’s pawn centre. Polgar holds the rook endgame against Kramnik. Gelfand secures a draw against Carlsen. Mamedyarov and Aronian share the points. Radjabov capitalises on Ivanchuk’s inaccuracy, but Ivanchuk’s stubbornly holds … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 7 – Anand’s first win in a day of tense action

Anand engineers the win of an exchange to see off Polgar. Adams fends off a Mamedyarov attack. Eljanov comes close to a win, but lets van Wely off the hook. Aronian grounds down Radjabov’s pawn sacrifice. Carlsen holds Topalov in … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 6 – Topalov and Kramnik win in lengthy games. Carlsen beats Polgar

Topalov prevails in a long tough struggle against Leko. Kramnik demolishes Aronian’s Anti-Moscow. Carlsen reacts well to Polgar’s early queen trip to earn the full point. Eljanov reacts well to Mamedyarov’s Giuoco, and gains a draw in a lengthy manoeuvring … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 5 – Radjabov’s Kings Indian topples Eljanov. Mamedyarov beats van Wely

Radjabov turns the tables on Eljanov’s centre pawn storm. Mamedyarov outplays van Wely. Adams has a comfortable draw against Kramnik. Gelfand blunders horribly against Topalov. Ivanchuk and Carlsen have a quick draw. Leko’s Marshall Gambit secures a draw against Polgar. … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 4 – van Wely wipes out Topalov’s Modern Benoni. Polgar tears into Gelfand, Kramnik grinds Eljanov

Topalov’s Modern Benoni is demolished by van Wely. Polgar’s aggression is too much for Gelfand, and she chalks up her first win. Kramnik grinds out a win against Eljanov. Leko forces a perpetual against Ivanchuk from a better position. Radjabov … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 3 – All draws. Spectacular Anti-Moscow Semi Slav between Radjabov and van Wely

Best game of the round was Radjabov against Loek van Wely. A strong Radjabov improvement on Kramnik-Anand in the Anti-Moscow Gambit, but van Wely manages to turn the tables from a desperate looking position, and is on the verge of … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 2 – Aronian and Carlsen win, Ivanchuk surprises Topalov with a Modern Benoni

Aronian outplays Gelfand in a good game. Carlsen squeezes Eljanov. Ivanchuk holds Topalov in a Modern Benoni. Adams holds Leko in a long queen and pawns endgame. Radjabov holds Kramnik in a long endgame. Polgar has an uphill struggle to … Continue reading

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Corus 2008, Round 1 – Carlsen, Radjabov and Aronian chalk up wins

Radjabov deposes World Champion Anand. Carlsen outwits Mamedyarov. Topalov loses his way and is ground down by Aronian. Gelfand’s position contains sufficient resources to defuse Adams’ initiative. Polgar plays a solid game to neutralise Ivanchuk’s initiative. Van Wely holds Kramnik. … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 14: Anand is undisputed world champion, Kramnik finishes second

Anand has a peaceful draw against Leko. Kramnik defeats Aronian to secure second place. Svidler improves significantly on his loss against Topalov from San Luis, and Grischuk suffers another defeat. Gelfand curbs Morozevich for a well earned draw. Anand – … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 13: Anand holds lead after mammoth struggle against Grischuk

A draw between Gelfand and Kramnik virtually assures Anand of first place. Anand comes from behind to secure a draw in a lengthy tense struggle against Grischuk. Leko beats Morozevich in a neat positional game. A wild opening sees a … Continue reading

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