Grand Prix: Leko And Adams Went Away With A Draw

Время публикации: 25.09.2012 01:42 | Последнее обновление: 25.09.2012 01:46

Two well-known experts of the Spanish game Peter Leko and Michael Adams played this opening in London Grand Prix round 4, however the opening name contained "anti" word. Both players used such terms as "Anti-Marshall" or "Anti-Spanish" after the game. This is related to a variation with 6.d3 quite popular nowadays (the move was performed in Grischuk-Mamedyarov game which played along). 


Peter Leko: "We both spent a lot of time in the opening, chosing the move order. In the end I decide to go in for the forced variation 15.Bа4 Bхc4 16.Bхc6 Bb5 17.Bxb5 Rxb5. I wanted to play 18.d4 at once but prefered 18.c4 Rb7 19.d4 instead. The position looked promising to me but here Michael made a very strong move 19...c5!. I couldn't believe this move is possible. I started calculating variations and got lost, searching for adavntage. Finally I made my choice, having played 20.d5 - it was quite a practical move, especially after the time I spent to work the things out. If I prefer to take on e5 instead, the position looks unclear: 20.dхе5 dхе5 21.Nхе5 Qe6. Here I have to play 22.f4, and after 22...Bd6 23.Nf3 Nхe4 24.Rхe4 Qхe4 25.Qхd6 I have two pieces for a rook, but I have some problems with pieces coordination and first rank. Everything could turn out to be different if only I had pawn on h3.

However after 20.d5 Nh7 I had to assume that I had no advantage. Further on I played inaccurately and had to be careful. I managed to find a good idea like 27.Kf1: the move looks a bit strange as the position isn't close yet and I am preparing my king to get to d3. 

[Event "1st FIDE GP London 2012"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2012.09.24"] [Round "4"] [White "Leko,P"] [Black "Adams,Mi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2737"] [BlackElo "2722"] [EventDate "2012.09.21"] [ECO "C84"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a4 b4 9. a5 O-O 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. Nc4 h6 12. c3 Rb8 13. Re1 bxc3 14. bxc3 Qc8 15. Ba4 Bxc4 16. Bxc6 Bb5 17. Bxb5 Rxb5 18. c4 Rb7 19. d4 c5 20. d5 Nh7 21. Qc2 Qd7 22. Bd2 Ng5 23. Nxg5 Bxg5 24. Bc3 h5 25. Ra3 Rfb8 26. h3 g6 27. Kf1 f5 28. Ba1 Kh7 29. Rf3 f4 30. Ra3 Bd8 31. Ke2 g5 32. f3 Kg6 33. Bc3 g4 34. hxg4 hxg4 35. Rh1 g3 36. Kd3 Bf6 37. Raa1 Rh8 38. Rxh8 Bxh8 39. Rb1 Rxb1 40. Qxb1 Qa4 41. Qc2 Qxc2+ 42. Kxc2 Bf6 43. Kd3 Bh8 44. Kc2 Bf6 45. Kd3 Bh8 46. Kc2 Bf6 47. Kd3 1/2-1/2 


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