Moscow: Peter Leko Missed the Same Thing As Gelfand. "A Miracle Happened" (AUDIO)

Время публикации: 22.05.2012 00:48 | Последнее обновление: 22.05.2012 00:53

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After the end of today's dramatic game in the World Championship Match, the grandmaster Peter Leko shared his impressions with our site's correspondent Elena Klimets. The Hungarian, who arrived to Moscow after the tournament in Malmö, admitted that he found the match very interesting from the start, contrary to the popular opinion. The main reason was the unusual choice of openings from both sides.

In Leko's opinion, it will be even more exciting going forward, "The opponents know who prepared what for the match; the teams are working twenty hours a day".

Leko spoke in glowing terms about yesterday's win by Gelfand. And today's result Peter called a miracle, "Two moves before the blunder, everyone in the press centre thought that Black was possibly even better... I've played chess for 25 years, but haven't seen anything like this: losing a game like this". In addition to that, the chess player admitted that he didn't notice the ambush 17.Qf2 during the game, just like Gelfand.

You can listen to Peter Leko's full interview in the audio player (in Russian).

[Event "WCh 2012"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "2012.05.21"] [Round "8"] [White "Anand, Viswanathan"] [Black "Gelfand, Boris"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2799"] [BlackElo "2739"] [ECO "E60"] [Opening "King's Indian defence"] [EventDate "2012.05.11"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 c5 4. d5 d6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Ne2 O-O 7. Nec3 Nh5 8. Bg5 Bf6 9. Bxf6 exf6 10. Qd2 f5 11. exf5 Bxf5 12. g4 Re8+ 13. Kd1 Bxb1 14. Rxb1 Qf6 15. gxh5 Qxf3+ 16. Kc2 Qxh1 17. Qf2 1-0 


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