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GM Carlsen (2690) – GM Leko (2749) [D45]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.b3 0-0 8.Be2 b6 9.Bb2 Bb7 10.0-0 Qe7 11.Rad1 Rad8 (A solid line for Black. Play will involve around the center.) 12.Rfe1 (Giving additional support for the potential e4 push. The technician is still trying to fix the audio problem. We will begin the voice show as soon as possible.) 12…Rfe8 (This is like 2 heavyweight boxer feeling each other out in the first round. No fireworks yet!) 13.e4 Nxe4 14.Ne4 dxe4 15.Qxe4 Bb4 16.Rf1 (The sound should be on shortly! We seem to be able to locate the problem.) 16…Bd6 (The center is now opened.) 17.Re1 Bb4 18.Rf1 Bd6 (It seems that Leko is content with a draw. However, White is slightly better and I think Carlsen should play on. His choices could be Ne5 or Bd3.) 19.Rfe1 (Disappointing! Now the question is will Leko take the draw?) 19…Bb4 (It seems that it is a draw by 3-time repetition. It is up to Carlsen to claim the draw now.) 1/2

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