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Friday, August 27, 2010

Blitz Chess in Miskolc: Leko draws level with Gelfand

This one's for the kids: Gelfand and Leko.

Hi Everybody,

The Blitz Chess Tournament in Miskolc, Hungary is all even at the end of four rounds. Peter Leko beat Boris Gelfand in the fourth round to equal the scores at 2.0-2.0. Gelfand had won the first game while the second and third games were drawn.

This Rapid Chess event is being organized at the National Theater from August 25–29, 2010. The games are being played at a rate of 25 minutes for all moves plus an increment of ten seconds per moves. Colours change at half-time. In case of a 4-4 draw blitz games decide the winner. The arbiter of the match is WGM Zsuzsa Veroci, head of Communication of the Hungarian Chess Federation.

You can check the official website here.

Here is the nice fourth game in which Leko drew level with the Israeli grandmaster. You can run the moves in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Nc3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 Bg4 9. Rb1 Rb8 10. h3 Bh5 11. Bb5 Be7 12. g4 Bg6 13. Ne5 O-O 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Nxc6 Rxb1 16. Nxd8 Ba3 17. Bxa3 Rxd1+ 18. Kxd1 Rxd8 19. Kd2 Rb8 20. Re1 h5 21. gxh5 Bxh5 22. Re7 Rc8 23. c4 dxc4 24. Kc3 Bg6 25. d5 f6 26. Kxc4 Bxc2 27. Kc5 Bb1 28. Re2 Bf5 29. Kc6 Bxh3 30. Bb4 Rd8 31. f3 Bf1 32. Rd2 Bh3 33. Ba5 Rd6+ 34. Kxc7 Rd7+ 35. Kc6 Rf7 36. d6 Bd7+ 37. Kb7 g5 38. Bd8 Bg4+ 39. Be7 Bxf3+ 40. Kxa7 Bg4 41. Kb6 Rg7 42. a4 Kf7 43. a5 Rg8 44. a6 Bf3 45. a7 Ra8 46. Rh2 g4 47. Rh6 Ke6 48. Rxf6+ Kd7 49. Rg6 Rc8 50. Rg7 Ke6 51. Rg6+ Kd7 52. Rf6 Bd5 53. Rf5 Bf3 54. Rf4 Rc6+ 55. Kb5 Rc8 56. Rf7 Ke6 57. Rg7 Bc6+ 58. Ka5 Bf3 59. Kb6 Rc6+ 60. Kb5 Rc8 61. Rg6+ Kd7 62. Ka5 Rc5+ 63. Kb4 Rc8 64. Rg7 Ke6 65. Kb5 Bc6+ 66. Kb6 Bf3 67. Rg6+ Kd7 68. Rf6 Rc6+ 69. Ka5 Rc5+ 70. Kb6 Rc6+ 71. Ka5 Rc5+ 72. Kb4 Rc8 73. Bf8 Bd5 74. Bh6 g3 75. Be3 g2 76. Rg6 Re8 1-0

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