Peter Leko came with in one game of reaching chess immortality.
It was game 16 of the 2004 Chess World Championship. Peter Leko was
battling back against the 14th World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. The match
score was 7-6 in Pete's favor. However Peter was unable to stop the hard
charging champion and lost the 14th and final game. With the champion
having draw odds, Peter would not become the 15th world champion. However
Peter can take heart in the fact that he is Kramnik's equal.
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