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2004 Chess World Championship
Kramnik vs. Leko
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Match Summary

10/18/2004 - 
The cornered Python stands up and fights
This time the Python wraps several coils
 around the Marathon Man.
Is the Marathon Man running on empty? 
is Marathon Man is running blind?
is he running behind?
How many miracles does the Marathon Man have left? 
The Marathon Man needs just one more miracle to achieve his life long dream 
Match Summary    

10/17/2004 -
There've been times in my life
I've been wonderin' why
Still, somehow I believed I'd always survive
One good reason to try
(This is it)
Make no mistake where you are
(This is it)
Your back's to the corner
(This is it)
The waiting is over, no, don't  run
No way to hide
No time for wonderin' why 
It's here, the moment is now, about to decide
You say that maybe it's over)
(Not if you don't want it to be)
For once in your life
Here's your miracle
Stand up and fight 
(This is it)
Make no mistake where you are
(This is it)
You're goin' no further 
(This is it) 
Until it's over and done
No one can tell you what you know)
Who makes the choice of how it goes)
It's  up to you this time
(You know) 
Comes a day in every life 
(This is it)
Make no mistake where you are
(This is it)
You're goin' no further
Here's your miracle
Stand up and fight 
(This is it)
Make no mistake where you are
(This is it)
(Kenny Loggins)
The Final game 
Game 14, Monday, October 18, 2004
ICC 9am EST OB 1 

10/16/2004 - 
The Python again wraps his coils around the Marathon Man.
 The slow squeeze is on.
 The Marathon Man is running for his life.
Another tough sprint for the Marathon Man.  
Is the Marathon Man running on empty? 
is he running blind ?
is he running into the championship ?
is he running behind ?
Gotta do what you can just to keep your hopes alive
Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
need some reason to believe
If it takes all night, that'll be all right
I don't know when that road turned into the road I'm on 
(Jackson Browne)
Will Peter Leko be able to call the Championship road his own ?
The Final game 
Game 14, Monday, October 18, 2004
ICC 9am EST OB 1 

10/14/2004 -
The Python puts the squeeze again on the Maratha on man. 
Kramnik can't afford to let go of Leko
Game 13 will be another critical test 
Will Leko try to end it all 
Game 13, Saturday, October 16, 2004
ICC 9am EST OB 1 

Oh Leko, Leko, because Leko
Oh, Leko, Leko, because Leko

This just in , Hangin is seriously injured  
Kramnik has found his confidence
He feels the match is in his hands.
 Leko feels the last 3 games will be an intense struggle
Game 12 will be a critical test
Game 12, Thursday, October 14, 2004
ICC 9am EST OB 1 


10/12/2004 -
Here comes the Champions 1 2 3

 Peter Leko is only 3 games  from Chess Immortality.
 But he must get past the 14th World Champion Vladimir Kramnik


The Marathon is coming to an end, the runners are rounding the final turn.
The stretch run should prove to be exciting.
Kramnik " I want to win one more game than my opponent"
Leko "I was Lucky to save it. The next four games will be an intense fight"
It will come down to who wants it more. 
Game 11, Sunday, October 12, 2004
ICC 9am EST OB 1 

The Python has a tight squeeze on the Marathon Man.
A change of momentum is in the Air. 
Has the Marathon Man used his Kick too early. Does the Marathon Man have enough to hold this lead and win the race ?

10/09/2004 -
Is Leko feeling the pressure of being in the lead ?
How will Kramnik react trailing the match ?
Game 10, Sunday, October 10, 2004
ICC 9am OB 1 


Did Kramnik miss the draw ?
Kramnik thinks his Dream Team might have given him the wrong analysis
Well Crafty thinks Kramnik's Dream Team was right. 
Kramnik needs to start using his chess talent

10/07/2004 -
This game 8 of the World Championship will be forever known as the thriller and the chiller in Brissago.

Check out THE DRIVE

Game 8 starts on Thursday October 7th.
 Will a well rested Kramnik seize back the initiative?
 The marathon is at the half way point.
 The python has not fed in 6 games.

Does the Python have the Marathon Man running in place.
Has Kramnik Stemmed Leko's building Momentum. 
The race is at the half way point. They are running shoulder to shoulder. Kramnik says his team will be working in full stride. The middle of the match will get interesting. 

Hangin has the inside track.
Will the Python  get trampled by the Marathon Man?
Game 7 - Tuesday at 9 am EST on ICC ob 1

10/03/2004 - 
Kramnik still reeling from his loss of concentration during game-5's grinding loss to Peter Leko.
Kramnik refuses Leko's gift.
Leko grabs the Momentum 

10/02/2004 -
Leko wins a pawn. Can Leko out-kramnik Kramnik ? 
Will Leko tie the match ? 

Hangin on the Stalemate

10/01/2004 -
Kramnik 2.5 Leko 1.5 
4 games down 10 to go.
Next game Saturday 10/2/2004 at 9 am EST.
Peter Leko, the marathon man,
 will be looking to pick up the pace and close some distance on Kramnik
Hangin takes a cut at some World Championship questions.
check Hangin's take on player comments and interviews

9/30/2004 -
Kramnik, the python,  in a slow comfortable squeeze. 
Peter Leko puts up an ingenious defense.
Can Leko Survive ?
 Can Leko save his world championship hopes ?

Leko the 2001 Fischer Random Champion
Here is an interesting interview done back in 2001. Leko talks about his friendship with Bobby Fischer.
Hangin's patient - Charlie strikes again this time about the World Championship

Leko with white draws in 23 moves in another Petrov.
3 games down - 11 games to go
Kramnik 2 - Leko 1
next game Thursday 9/30/2004 - 9 am EST
Match Summary

9/27/2004 -
This just in from MIG's Daily dirt on www.chessninja.com
Kasparov favors Kramnik

9/26/2004 -
Kramnik frisky ???
Kramnik with white draws in 18 short moves in a double-edged game two
After two games - Kramnik leads 1.5 - .5
Match Summary

9/25/2004 - 
Kramnik with black Stuns Leko in game one

Hangin's final Analysis - Kramnik vs. Leko
listen to Hangin's audio update

9/24/2004 -
Why the Chess World Championship is special
Hangin the galloping chess gourmet
Chess Championship Chili

9/20/2004 -
The 9th Pawn 
 Keys to victory
The Kramnik vs. Leko World Championship Match
9/25/2004 - 10/18/2004
Stay tuned for Hangin's final analysis


9/19/2004 -
Hangin's take on Kramnik's pre-match interview
Hangin's take on Leko's pre-match interview