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Anatoly Karpov vs Andrei Sokolov
Karpov - Sokolov Candidates Final (1987), Linares ESP, rd 6, Mar-07
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1-0


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Jan-23-07  Billy Ray Valentine: Interesting game... I'm surprised there is no kibitzing for this one...
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  Mateo: What happened? Maybe Sokolov lost on time?
Jan-11-14  Howard: No, Sokolov didn't lose on time.

As I recall from Chess Life, back in 1987, Sokolov had a difficult--but probably tenable endgame. But after about 30 moves of Karpov-style pressing, he finally couldn't take the pressure anymore and started to crack.

Somewhat of an unusual endgame I think.

At any rate, Game 10 was the best game of the match IMO.

Feb-18-15  poorthylacine: After 90.Bg5+ Ke6 91Rc6+ Kd5 92.Rf6 and so on, it would have been a typical Karpov killing, slow but sure, step after step; to painful to endure for Sokolov, who told it to me, even it would have been a magnificent example more of the end game perfection of Karpov....

PS: scarcely I met a chess grand master more polite, kind and simple than Andreď Sokolov; and he was speaking with me an absolute perfect french!

Oct-22-17  bkpov: Perfect. No flashiness. Inch by inch advance. Capablancaish
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