Gelfand Wins Rapid Match With Leko

Gelfand Wins Rapid Match With Leko

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 30, 2010, 9:06 AM |
7 | Chess Event Coverage

Peter Leko's sixth annual rapid match in Miskolc, ended in disappointment for the Hungarian #1 as this year's opponent Boris Gelfand won the match 4.5-3.5 after two draws on the final day.

In the final game Gelfand generously agreed a draw in a won position to seal the match victory.

It was a match where both players contested various lines of the Semi-Slav in almost every game. Only game four varied with the Petroff Defence - Leko's only win.  Perhaps he could have tried 1.e4 more often?

My vase is bigger than yours! Gelfand and Leko at the closing ceremony (pic from the official website)

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All games were played at the time control of 25 minutes plus a 10 second increment.

Name Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Score
Boris Gelfand 2739 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½
Peter Leko 2734 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½


Games seven and eight:

 

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