Leko vs Caruana | Chess Analysis by Peter Leko | Schachbundesliga 2019

Where Magnus Carlsen fails, Peter Leko prevails! Leko won an outstanding chess game against Fabiano Caruana in the Schachbundesliga 2019 in Berlin. In this video he deeply analyzes his Queen’s Gambit Declined game:

Peter Leko vs Fabiano Caruana

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 a6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 h6 9. Bf4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh5 11. Be5 Nhf6 12. Bg3 Nh5 13. Ne2 Nxg3 14. Nxg3 g4 15. Nd2 h5 16. Qc2 c5 17. dxc5 Nxc5 18. O-O Qf6 19. Nb3 Nxd3 20. Qxd3 h4 21. Ne2 Bd6 22. Nbd4 Rc8 23. Rad1 Rc7 24. Qd2 Qe5 25. f4 gxf3 26. Nxf3 Qf5 27. Nfd4 Qe5 28. Nf4 Qe4 29. Rf2 h3 30. g3 Kd7 31. Nf3 Bxf4 32. exf4 Kc8 33. Re1 Qf5 34. Qd4 Rd8 35. Qa7 d4 36. Nxd4 Qd5 37. Nxe6 fxe6 38. a3 Rc6 39. Rfe2 Qb3 40. Qf2 Rd3 41. Qf1 Qb6+ 42. Kh1 Qd4 43. Qxh3 Rd2 44. Qg4 Qd5+ 45. Kg1 Qd4+ 46. Kf1 Qd3 47. Qg8+ Kc7 48. Qg7+ Kb6 49. Qe5 Rcc2 50. Kf2 Rxb2 51. Qxb2+ Rxb2 52. Rxb2+ Ka5 53. Re3 Qd4 54. Re2 Ka4 55. Kg2 Qd5+ 56. Rf3 b5 57. g4 a5 58. Re5 Qd1 59. Rxe6 b4 60. axb4 axb4 61. Ree3

With this video Leko thanks and reacts to agadmator’s chess channel video about the game vs Caruana and refines his recap with a plenty of subtleties.

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  1. Peter, congratulations on your victory against Fabiano and thanks for the great analysis!

  2. oh woow! Thank you for uploading this awesome video !

  3. woow superb analysis by leko … lots of hidden resources for both sides … this is real chess.

  4. So amazing to see all the subtle insights of such an amazing player. This is what separates the strong players from the super strong players. Such lucidity and so many minutes details are seen. What a genius and amazing commentator Peter is!

  5. Wonderful video! Thank you.
    Peter Leko is for sure one of the very best commentators in the world.

  6. Chess players: offended because the opposition didn't play the best defense against them.

  7. AGAD was right. Amazing analysis. Thanks Mr. Leko 🙂

  8. Thanks Leko for share the analysis of your art piece..! Congrats..!!!

  9. Referring to 9:50 : The b-pawn is in extremely poisoned many many more positions . Not only in this one. I see so many players capturing this pawn without any hesitation at all and get their queen trapped (or similar stuff). So for anyone out there reading this: Next time before capturing a "b"-pawn make sure it's not utterly poisoned as Peter Leko explained.

    Have a look at this example (which I had many times already):
    1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6 3. cxd5 Qxd5 4. Nc3 Qa5 5. Bd2 Qb6 6. Nf3

    You certainly DO NOT want to take on b2!

  10. Peter Leko, the man that surprises me until some months ago when i "found him" in some videos doing the chess commentator job i think on "Chess24". After almost 30 years that i played competition chess tournments i never study his games simply because i thought they were to much solid and not that dinamic for me. Now, i understand it better. Peter Leko is a excellent chessplayer, and most of all a amazing chess teacher. I´d never realized the profund chessmaster that he truly is and the almost unique reasons why he played and still play the moves he choose. In the past i simply don`t get it his chess moves! Why? I could not acess to his explanations! I analysed many games in a chess blog i was running; "viriatovitchchess". Peter was never there! So sorry for not trying to understand the way Peter see the chess game. Magistral chess from him! Really well done! Cheers for you GM Peter Leko! "viriatovitch"

  11. Besides the game..How he remembers all the moves and where the places were before he shows the variations is what most amazes me

  12. The one "thumb down" comes from Fabiano…

  13. Magnus 12 games = 12 draws against Caruana
    Leko 1 game and 1 win

  14. The world needs more analysis videos like this one.

  15. Wow 😮. I checked this with an engine and it agrees with Leko!

  16. You should use a beautiful wooden chess board, not this cheap plastic and better light. I would film it from different angles, slowly very smooth moving cameras(4K) will simulate a very pleasant 3D impression (Contact me). And you should do this with every interesting game and it would be interesting, to hear the ideas and thoughts of both players!!!

  17. If your name is Peter you are great at chess Analysis

  18. the win was purely psychological. he plays fabi in more than won match, fabi wins more often. simple. this win doesnt prove much.

  19. Peter Leko in his heydays was always under 10 in rankings. He was challenger to the world championship against the champion Vladimir Kramnik, and almost defeated him. However, the series ended in a draw. One of the games of that series is very famous, where Leko played Qd3 which was invisible even to engines. You may find a very good analysis of that game on Agadmator's channel.

  20. I love to see analysis on a real chessboard

  21. That was a beutiful game. I really enjoyed Peter's analysis.

  22. Stop writing that reply Johnathanthan says:

    This is the first time in his career leko declined a draw

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