Peter Leko

Hungarian chess player

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

Peter Leko
Peter Leko 06 08 2006.jpg
Full namePéter Lékó
Country Hungary
Born (1979-09-08) September 8, 1979 (age 41)
Subotica, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
FIDE rating2735
(#19 in the January 2013 FIDE world rankings)
Peak rating2763 (April 2005)

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.