Back in February of 2000, Shelby Lyman wrote that Peter Leko and Bobby
Fischer had been analyzing chess together. Peter Leko won the first
Fischer Random World Championship in 2001. He defeat Michael Adams in a
match in 2001 by a score of 4.5-3.5 in the Chess Classic at Mainz.
Here are some excerpts from that interview by Hartmut Metz
Metz: Your match with Michael Adams will be a historic event. There
had been rumours going around that you have already played some games in
private with the inventor of Fischer Random Chess, Bobby Fischer.
Peter Leko: Let me explain this in a few
words. In the recent past I was good friends with Bobby during his time
in Budapest. For me this was a fantastic experience, but I prefer to
keep my memories to myself. Please ask Bobby if he has anything to say
about me or about the issue itself. By the way, what kind of friendship
would this be if I start to tell things behind his back that were not
meant to be made public.
Interview of Peter Leko by Hartmut Mertz conducted in May of 2001
just before the start of the first Fischer Random World Championship.
More on the Bobby
Fischer and Peter Leko relationship.