“I WOULD LIKE TO COMPARE HIM TO THE GREAT CAPABLANCA… LEKO IS LOSING VERY SELDOM JUST LIKE THE GREAT CAPA”: LEKO’S ONE HUNDRED WINS, SIGNED BY PETER LEKO
(LEKO, Peter) SOLOVIOV, Sergei. Leko’s One Hundred Wins. (Sofia, Bulgaria: Chess Stars, 2003). Octavo, original stiff paper wrappers. $250.
First edition of this study of Leko’s chess career by International Master Soloviov, signed by Peter Leko. Illustrated with eight pages of photographs, seven pages of which are in color.
Leko is a “Hungarian player who became the youngest International Master in the world at age 12. At 14 years and four months, he became the youngest Grandmaster in history. In 1994 he became the World Junior Champion. In 2001, he was ranked as the fifth strongest chess player in the world… In 2004 he drew with [world champion] Kramnik in the Classical World Chess Tournament in Brissago, Switzerland” (Bill Wall, Off the Wall). Presents 100 games in algebraic notation with chess diagrams of wins against opponents Topalov, Kramnik, Iordeschescu, Judith Polgar, Adams, Fedorov, Short, and the computer chess program “Fritz.” Includes interviews with Leko and comments from other grandmasters.