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Monday, August 30, 2010

Miskolc Chess: Gelfand beats Leko 4.5-3.5

After the final round: Gelfand, Veroci and Leko. You can
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The Miskolc Rapid Chess event took place between Peter Leko and Boris Gelfand in Hungary from August 25–29, 2010. Top rated Hungarian grandmaster Peter Leko played eight games against top Israeli grandmaster Boris Gelfand.

The games were played at a rate of 25 minutes for all moves plus an increment of ten seconds per moves. The arbiter of the match was WGM Zsuzsa Veroci, head of Communication of the Hungarian Chess Federation.

Gelfand won the first game and Leko drew level by winning the fourth game. Gelfand again won the fifth game to regain lead which he held on to as the last three games were drawn. You can find some nice reports and photographs at the official website.

Here is the fifth game in which Gelfand beat Leko for a decisive lead. You can run the moves through our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. h4 g4 11. Ne5 Rg8 12. Bxg4 Nbd7 13. Nxd7 Qxd7 14. Bf3 c5 15. e5 Nd5 16. Ne4 O-O-O 17. O-O Rxg3 18. Nxg3 Nf4 19. dxc5 Qc7 20. Bxb7+ Qxb7 21. Qf3 Qxf3 22. gxf3 Bxc5 23. Ne4 Bd4 24. Nd6+ Rxd6 25. exd6 Kd7 26. a4 b4 27. Rac1 c3 28. Rfd1 e5 29. bxc3 bxc3 30. Kf1 f6 31. Rc2 Nd5 32. Rb1 a5 33. Ke2 Nb4 34. Kd1 Kxd6 35. Rb3 Nxc2 36. Kxc2 h5 37. Rb5 Bxf2 38. Rxa5 Bxh4 39. Rb5 Bf2 40. Rb7 Kc6 41. Rf7 Kb6 42. Rxf6+ Ka5 43. Rf5 Kxa4 44. Rxe5 h4 45. Kxc3 1-0

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