Game 11, 12.10.2004


No Risk in Game 11: Only three games for the World Champion to turn the tables

Press release form the organizers

Brissago, October 12, 2004. The players took no risk today: Game 11 at the Classical World Chess Championship at CENTRO DANNEMANN ended in a quick draw.
Titleholder Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), who is still one point down, and his challenger Peter Leko (Hungary) finished the game after 17 moves.

Kramnik with Black improved on one of his games and played a strong novelty Nh5. Leko missed this move in his home preparation and was forced to go for a repetition of the moves. So the 25 year old Hungarian is still in the lead. I have still all chances and two games with White, said titleholder Kramnik after the game.
Leko as challenger needs 7 points to win the title.  

[Event "Kramnik - Leko"]
[Site "Brissago, Switzerland"]
[Date "2004.10.12"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Leko"]
[Black "Kramnik"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2743"]
[BlackElo "2760"]
[Opening "Queen's Indian: Nimzovich variation (exaggerated fianchetto)"]
[ECO "E15"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qa4 Bb7 6. Bg2 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. O-O O-O 9. Nc3 Be7 10. Bf4 a6 11. Rfd1 d6 12. Qc2 Qc7 13. Rac1 Rd8 14. Qd2 Nh5 15. Bg5 Nf6 16. Bf4 Nh5 17. Bg5 Nf6 1/2-1/2