The Kramnik vs. Leko World
Championship match is less than 2 months away. At Dortmund
Kramnik hid behind his Berlin Wall defense to get an easy draw in round
6 against his future challenger Peter Leko. Kramnik also used the Berlin
wall to hold Leko in check in the play off blitz round. In the playoff
round, Kramnik again made great use of this defense and took a full point
Bologan who won this tournament in 2003.
Kramnik used this
defense to great effect during his successful run to become the 14th World
Champion. Kasparov was unable to storm or tunnel under or destroy this
wall. However, Peter Leko has had 4 years to devise a plan to handle this
wall. In order to tear down a wall, you must use leverage, in Leko's case
he must use his LEKOAGE to drag Kramnik out from behind it. I say to
Peter Leko, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!! It can be done, In 2001, Kasparov finally broke
thru against Kramnik's wall.