Peter Leko

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Peter Leko was born on September 8, 1979 in Szabadka. He has been living in Szeged since the age of one, where he was awarded honorary citizenship in 2005 by the City Assembly. He has been playing chess since the age of seven. In 1994, he became grandmaster and U16 World Chess Champion breaking herewith […]

The schedule of the match

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Location of the match: IH Event Center (Felső Tisza-part 2, Szeged) 13 August (Thursday) 3:00 PM Press Conference and drawing of lots at IH Event Center 14 August (Friday) 3:00 PM The first game of the match. After finishing, the two grandmasters are analysing a game. 15 August (Saturday) 3:00 PM The first game of […]

Six-game match

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The City Szeged and Hungarian Chess Federation organize a six-game match between Leko Peter (Hungary) and Li Chao (China) from 14 to 20 August 2015. The match aimed to help Leko prepare for the upcoming World Cup at Baku, and will use the exact same time controls: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed […]

Li Chao

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Li Chao born 21 April 1989 in Taiyuan, Shanxi. In 2007, he became China’s 23rd Grandmaster at the age of 18. Li Chao started to play chess at the young age of 6, and plays for Beijing Chess Club. In 2005 he earned sixth place at the World Juniors Championship held in Istanbul. Li Chao’s […]