Peter Leko

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Peter Leko
Peter Leko 06 08 2006.jpg
Full name Péter Lékó
Country  Hungary
Born

Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2735
(#19 in the January 2013 FIDE world rankings)
Peak rating 2763 (April 2005)

Peter Leko (Hungarian: Lékó Péter; born 8 September 1979 in Subotica, Yugoslavia) is the leading Hungarian chess grandmaster.

He became a grandmaster in 1994 at the age of 14 years (a world record at the time). He was the challenger in the Classical World Championship 2004 against Vladimir Kramnik. He tied with Kramnik 7-7, but this meant Kramnik retained his title. Leko's best world ranking was fourth, first achieved in April 2003.