Reports | June 02, 2008 4:16

[lang_nl]Carlsen verslaat Leko met 5-3[/lang_nl][lang_en]Carlsen beats Leko 5-3[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Ook in de tweede helft van hun rapidmatch in Hongarije eindigden drie partijen in remise en won Carlsen er ?ɬ©?ɬ©n van Leko. Zo won hij de rapidmatch met 5-3.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Just like in the first half, in the second four games Carlsen won one and drew three with Leko, The Norwegian won the match in Hungary 5-3.[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Tegen Adams speelde hij gelijk, van Karpov won hij en van Kramnik verloor hij. Dit jaar was ook Magnus Carlsen te sterk voor Peter Leko in de jaarlijkse rapidmatch van acht partijen in Miskolc, Hongarije.

Na vier partijen stond het 1?Ǭ?-2?Ǭ? voor Carlsen en uiteindelijk won hij de match zonder een partij te verliezen. Het was achteraf een beetje een sneu verhaal voor Leko, want die gaf enorm veel winststellingen uit handen.


Hier de partijen 5-8 met licht commentaar, ook beschikbaar in een apart venster. De eerste vier partijen vind je hier.


  • Offici?ɬ´le website
  • Partijen in PGN

[/lang_nl][lang_en]Against Adams he drew his match, against Karpov he won and against Kramnik he lost. This year Magnus Carlsen also proved too strong for Peter Leko in the annual eight-game rapid match in Miskolc, Hungary.

After four games it was 1?Ǭ?-2?Ǭ? for Carlsen and eventually the Norwegian won the match without losing a game. For Leko this match must leave him a feeling of major disappointment as he threw away many winning positions.


Here are games 5-8 with light comments, also available in a separate window. The first four games can be found here.


  • Official website
  • Games in PGN


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The_Anonymous_Person's picture

Probably Kasparov, although this needs verification, of course. Go to to find out - there was a recent report listing all the recipients.

Xtra's picture

what was the price sum in this match?

chesstraveler's picture

Considering Carlsen's results so far this year, I believe he could be on his way to win this years chess oscar. Magnus being 17, does anyone know the age of the youngest recipient of this award to date?

Lajos Arpad's picture

Congratulation to the magnificent player, although i would have been happier to see invert results.

medium's picture

Kasparov got it first time in 1982 when he was 19.

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