Dortmund: "Calm After the Storm". Peter Leko Missed a Real Chance to Catch the Leaders

Время публикации: 16.07.2012 22:37 | Последнее обновление: 16.07.2012 22:37

After yesterday's super-decisive day all games of today's Round 4 finished peacefully. The opponents had equal chances in most of the games; perhaps, the only player who has to regret about the missed chance is Peter Leko who played against Fabiano Caruana of Italy. A long theoretical variant of French defence took place in their encounter. After the theoretical part of the game has finished, the Italian failed making best decisions. Leko could have forced the victory after Fabiano's blunder on move 28. 


White should have played 31.Ba6+! Kd8 32.Qf1, and after forced exchange of the queens Qxf1 33.Bxf1 Rxh2 34.Rxf3 Bxf3 35.Kxf3 the endgame is hopeless for black. 
Leko preferred 31.Rg1?!, and complicated the position. 31...Nxg1 32.Kxd2 Nf3+ 33.Kc3 Nxh2 34.Be2 Qa1+ 35.Kd2 Qh1 36.Qg3? This mistake completely reduced Hungarian's chances to zero. 36...Nf1+ 37.Bxf1 Qxf1 38.Qe3 Qg2+ 39.Qe2 Qxe2+ 40.Kxe2 Bxc2 41.a5 bxa5 42.Kd2 Bg6 1/2

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[Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Leko,P"] [Black "Caruana,F"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C19"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Konstantinopolsky variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 cxd4 8. Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 10. Ne2 Nbc6 11. f4 dxc3 12. Qd3 d4 13. Nxd4 Nxd4 14. Qxd4 Bd7 15. Rg1 Nf5 16. Qf2 Qc6 17. Bd3 Qd5 18. Rb1 Bc6 19. Rb3 O-O-O 20. Rxc3 Kb8 21. g4 Nd4 22. Rg3 Qh1+ 23. Bf1 b6 24. Bb2 Be4 25. a4 Rd5 26. Ba3 Rc8 27. Bd6+ Kb7 28. Rxc8 Nf3+ 29. Ke2 Rd2+ 30. Ke3 Kxc8 31. Rg1 Nxg1 32. Kxd2 Nf3+ 33. Kc3 Nxh2 34. Be2 Qa1+ 35. Kd2 Qh1 36. Qg3 Nf1+ 37. Bxf1 Qxf1 38. Qe3 Qg2+ 39. Qe2 Qxe2+ 40. Kxe2 Bxc2 41. a5 bxa5 42. Kd2 Bg6 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Naiditsch,A"] [Black "Kramnik,V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C43"] [Opening "Petrov"] [Variation "modern attack, Symmetrical variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxd7 Bxd7 7. O-O Bd6 8. Nc3 Qh4 9. g3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Qg4 11. Re1+ Kf8 12. Be2 Qg6 13. c4 dxc4 14. Bxc4 h5 15. Qf3 h4 16. Qxb7 Re8 17. Rxe8+ Bxe8 18. Bd3 Qh5 19. Qe4 hxg3 20. hxg3 Qd1+ 21. Bf1 Qh5 22. Bd3 Qd1+ 23. Bf1 Qh5 24. Bd3 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Ponomariov,R"] [Black "Karjakin,S"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C67"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence, open variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Bf6 10. Re1 c6 11. d4 Nf5 12. d5 d6 13. Ne4 Be7 14. c3 Nh4 15. g3 Ng6 16. f4 f5 17. Nf2 c5 18. Bd2 Bf6 19. Qc2 Ne7 20. c4 Kh8 21. a4 Bd7 22. Bd3 Qc7 23. Kg2 Rae8 24. Nh3 b6 25. Bc3 Bxc3 26. Qxc3 Ng8 27. Ng5 Nf6 28. b3 h6 29. Nf3 Kh7 30. h3 Qd8 31. Ra2 Rxe1 32. Qxe1 Re8 33. Re2 Rxe2+ 34. Qxe2 g6 35. Nd2 Kg7 36. Nb1 Kf7 37. Nc3 Nh5 38. Qe3 Qf6 39. Be2 Ng7 40. Kf2 g5 41. Bf3 g4 42. Bg2 h5 43. h4 a5 44. Ke1 Qe7 45. Qxe7+ Kxe7 46. Bf1 Kf6 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Gustafsson,J"] [Black "Bartel,M"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D45"] [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"] [Variation "accelerated Meran (Alekhine variation)"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 a6 6. Qc2 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Be2 Be6 9. O-O Nc6 10. Rd1 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. Rxd4 Bc5 13. Rd1 Qe7 14. Bf3 O-O 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Bxd5 Bxd5 17. Rxd5 Rac8 18. Bd2 Bxe3 19. Bc3 Bb6 20. Qf5 Qe6 21. Qf3 Rfe8 22. g3 Qe2 23. Kg2 Qxf3+ 24. Kxf3 Re7 25. Rad1 f6 26. Rd7 Rc7 27. Rxc7 Rxc7 28. Rd8+ Kf7 29. Bd4 Bxd4 30. Rxd4 Ke6 31. Ke3 Rc2 32. Rb4 b5 33. a4 bxa4 34. Rxa4 Rxb2 35. Rxa6+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "40th Dortmund GM"] [Site "Dortmund GER"] [Date "2012.07.16"] [Round "4"] [White "Fridman,D"] [Black "Meier,G"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E21"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "three knights variation"] [EventDate "2012.07.13"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 c5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bd2 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd5 Bxd2+ 11. Qxd2 e5 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Rd1 Bf5 14. e3 Nc2+ 15. Kf1 Nb4 16. a3 Nc6 17. Qxd8 Rfxd8 18. Ke2 Kf8 19. Bd5 Rac8 20. Rd2 Ne7 21. Bf3 Rxd2+ 22. Kxd2 Rd8+ 23. Kc1 b6 24. Rd1 Rxd1+ 25. Kxd1 Nc8 26. Bd5 Nd6 27. Kd2 Ke7 28. f3 h6 29. b3 Bd7 30. Kd3 f6 31. Kd2 Nb5 32. Nxb5 Bxb5 1/2-1/2 

The next round will be played tomorrow at 17:00 MSK Time.



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