GM Ivanchuk (2779) – GM Leko (2751) [E04]
Chess Match, 04.01.2009 – Game 3

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Nf3 c5 6.0–0 Nc6 7.Ne5 Bd7 8.Na3 cxd4 9.Naxc4 Be7 10.Qb3 Qc7 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 12.Bf4 Qd8 13.Bxc6+ bxc6 14.Ne5 c5 15.Qa4+ Nd7 16.b4 g5 17.Nc6 Nb6 18.Qb5 a6 19.Qa5 Nc4 20.Qxd8+ Bxd8 21.Rac1 gxf4 22.Rxc4 cxb4 23.Rxb4 fxg3 24.hxg3 Bf6 25.Nxd4 Rc8 26.Nf3 0–0 27.Rg4+ Kh8 28.Ra4 Rc6 29.Rb1 Bc3 30.Rb7 h6 31.Nh2 a5 32.Ng4 Kg7 33.Ne3 Rfc8 34.Rg4+ Kf8 35.Rh4 Kg7 36.Kg2 R6c7 37.Rxc7 Rxc7 38.Rc4 Rxc4 39.Nxc4 f5 40.Kf3 h5 41.Ke3 Kf6 42.Kf3 Kg5 43.Kg2 h4 44.f4+ Kh5 45.gxh4 Kxh4 46.Kf3 Kh5 47.e3 Kg6 48.Ke2 Kf6 49.Kd3 Be1 50.Kd4 Bb4 51.a3 Be7 52.a4 Bb4 53.Ne5 Bd2 54.Nc6 Be1 55.Kd3 Kg6 56.Kc4 Bd2 57.Kd3 Be1 58.Ke2 Bc3 59.Kd1 Kf6 60.Kc2 Be1 61.Nd4 Bb4 62.Kd3 Be1 63.Nc2 Bg3 64.Na3 e5 65.fxe5+ Bxe5 66.Nc4 Bc7 67.Kd4 Ke6 68.Kc5 f4 69.exf4 Bxf4 70.Kc6 Bg3 71.Nxa5 Be1 72.Nc4 Bc3 73.Ne3 Be1 74.Nd5 Bd2 75.Nc7+ Ke7 76.Na6 Kd8 77.Kb7 Be1 78.Nc5 Bd2 79.Kb8 Be1 80.Kb7 Bd2 81.Ne6+ Kd7 82.Nd4 Be1 83.Nb3 Kd8 84.a5 Bxa5 85.Nxa5 Game drawn ½–½

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Score after 3 games: Ivanchuk 1.5-1.5 Leko. Game 4 is also drawn which brings the score to 2-2.

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