Leko v Gelfand Rapid Match

Leko v Gelfand Rapid Match

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 25, 2010, 11:33 AM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

Hungarian GM Peter Leko (pictured) challenges Israeli GM Boris Gelfand to an 8-game rapid match in Miskolc, Hungary.

The match takes place from 25-29 August, with two rapid games played per day except the rest day on 27 August.  The time control is 25 minutes plus a 10 second increment.

This is the sixth annual rapid match that Leko has played, with previous results being a 4-4 draw with Michael Adams (2005), a 4.5-3.5 win against Karpov (2006), a 4.5-3.5 loss to Kramnik (2007), a 5-3 loss to Carlsen (2008) and a 5-3 loss to Anand (2009).

Whatever else you may say about Leko, he picks strong opponents!

The first two games from the first day are below.  Live coverage and more details are at the official website.

 

 

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