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Leko, Peter

Peter Leko, born Sep 8, 1979, is a Hungarian player who became the youngest International Master in the world at age 12.  In 1994, at the age of 14 years, 4 months, and 22 days, he became the youngest grandmaster in history.  In 1994 he became the World Junior Champion.  In 2001, he was ranked as the 5th strongest chess player in the world.  He also became the first Random Chess World Champion when he defeated Michael Adams in a match.   In 2004 he drew with Kramnik in the Classical World Chess Championship in Brissago, Switzerland.  In 2005 he won the 67th Corus Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee.  It was a Category 19 event with average rating of 2721. 


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