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Peter Leko

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Peter Leko
Full namePéter Lékó
Country Hungary
Born (1979-09-08) September 8, 1979 (age 44)
Subotica, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
FIDE rating2735
(#19 in the January 2013 FIDE world rankings)
Peak rating2763 (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, so Kramnik kept his title.[1] Leko's best world ranking was fourth, first achieved in April 2003.


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  1. "Kramnik - Leko Classical World Championship Match (2004)". www.chessgames.com. Retrieved 2021-02-18.