Leko emerges Corus Champion

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

Hungarian Grandmaster Peter Leko drew his final round game against compatriot Judit Polgar to clinch his maiden Corus Super Grandmaster Chess title.

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Hungarian Grandmaster Peter Leko drew his final round game against compatriot Judit Polgar to clinch his maiden Corus Super Grandmaster Chess title as defending champion Viswanathan Anand settled for the second spot. Leko finished with 8.5 points, half a point ahead of hot favourite Anand. Four wins and nine draws gave the Hungarian the coveted title and a grand start in the new year. His crucial win against Anand with black pieces in the second round proved to be decisive in the end as the Indian was unable to catch up until the last round. Leko's other wins came against Short, Bruzon and Svidler. He also was the only undefeated player in this prestigious Super Grandmaster event. (PTI)

Topics : Chess
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