General Jul 31, 2020 | 11:08 AMby chess24 staff

Q&A with Chess Legend Peter Leko

Hungarian chess star Peter Leko came within just one draw against Vladimir Kramnik of becoming the 15th World Chess Champion when they played their match in 2004. He lost that game, the match ended 7:7 and he never got another shot at the title, but Peter's enthusiasm for chess has gone nowhere. chess24 Premium members now have a chance to ask Peter a question for his Q&A session on the rest day this Saturday 1st August at 21:00 CEST. Simply leave a question in the comments section below

Peter Leko may have finished last in the chess24 Legends of Chess, but he beat Vasyl Ivanchuk and Vishy Anand, and lost all the remaining matches either by the narrowest 2.5:1.5 margin or in Armageddon. In particular he had Magnus Carlsen on the ropes for three games. You can read more about Peter, who earned the grandmaster title at the age of 14 and had Bobby Fischer staying in his house, in our article: Peter Leko: One draw from the title   

The Q&A session is part of a feast for chess fans that sees all 10 players in the chess24 Legends of Chess (and some commentators) playing both Banter Blitz and giving a Q&A session. The upcoming action, including Erwin l'Ami playing Banter Blitz tonight, is as follows:  

Friday 31st July

Saturday 1st August

Sunday 2nd August

Thursday 6th August

Friday 7th August

Saturday 8th August 

We've already had Q&A sessions with Vishy Anand, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler, Anish Giri and, most recently, Ian Nepomniachtchi:

If you’re a Premium member don't miss your chance to ask Peter a question under this article.

If you’re not yet Premium now’s a great time to take the plunge as the voucher code CHESSLEGENDS gives 40% off. Go Premium now!

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