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|Jun-13-10|| ||wordfunph: last round today in 11th Karpov Poikovsky, last seed Ivan Sokolov (2654) with +2 -4 =4 or 4/10. Interestingly, he won his game against second seed GM Jakovenko (2725)..|
happy 42nd birthday Ivan!
|Jun-28-10|| ||The Rocket: There are some less flattering storys I have been told about this man from a friend of mine, who is a friend of Ivan Sokolov, I can say it involves drinking:)|
But anyway a great player nonetheless:=
|Sep-14-10|| ||technical draw: < Is Sokolov crunk in that photo?>|
Yes, he may have had a few crinks.
|Sep-14-10|| ||tamar: Next question, is that the ceiling, or is lying on a tile floor?|
|Mar-19-11|| ||Amulet: Another observation about the ceiling - it's so low that his head almost touches it, interesting.|
|Mar-09-12|| ||Penguincw: Sokolov off to a perfect start at the Reykjavik Open (2012), going 4/4. In Round 5, he has black against David Navara, who also has a perfect start.|
|Mar-09-12|| ||efvaatn: He has a wonderful start in the Reykjavik Open, scoring a perfect score|
|Mar-09-12|| ||brankat: Hopefully my c$40 on I.Sokolov will bear fruit :-)|
|Mar-10-12|| ||Penguincw: Sokolov downed co-leader David Navara with black (Navara vs I Sokolov, 2012) in only 37 moves today! He is a perfect 5/5 at the Reykjavik Open (2012).|
Normally, this would give him solo lead, however Ivan Cheparinov also won his game today to stay perfect.
The two <Ivan>'s will battle it out for first tomorrow. Only one (or none) can be perfect!
|Jun-13-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Sokolov!|
|Jun-13-12|| ||wordfunph: "Alekhine's and Keres' games had an influence on how my style developed."|
- GM Ivan Sokolov
|Jul-13-12|| ||Chess for life: Congratulations to the new World (Open) Champion! World Open (2012)|
|Sep-01-12|| ||VladimirOo: <wordfunph> Where does your quote come from ? Thx.
By the way, anybody knows if there has been articles (New in Chess,...) by or dedicated to Sokolov ?|
|Dec-24-12|| ||OhioChessFan: His pic appears to show him celebrating a win by break dancing on his head.|
|Jan-23-13|| ||Check It Out: -5 after 10 rounds at Tata 2013. Oh well, at least he will live until he's 10,000 years of age!|
|Jan-26-13|| ||Jafar219: Poor Sokolov :(|
|Jun-04-13|| ||whiteshark: An interesting interview from Sokolov, given during the 21st Sigeman & Co (2013) in Malmö: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5KB... (from 2m:16s to 8m:33)|
|Jun-13-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Sokolov!|
|Jun-13-13|| ||MoonlitKnight: Congrats Ivan! I have his book "Winning Chess Middlegames", which I highly recommend if you want to understand the subtleties of the Nimzo-Indian tabiya.|
|Jun-13-13|| ||Katlego: Happy birthday GM Sokolov|
|Jul-18-14|| ||Mr. V: Whiteshark, that is a great interview, thanks for posting it! Some GMs I've seen try to answer everything briefly, as if all questions have yes or no answers. But Ivan Sokolov is talkative and very nice to listen to.|
|Jan-09-15|| ||HeMateMe: "I lived through Karpov-Kasparov matches, I remember analyses room, Tal usually leading the analyses and I also remember that when some games were finished we would all sit and analyse for hours and then think why didn’t Karpov or Kasparov play this move and we would say, hang on, there should be something because such a genius would not miss it. Sometimes we were right, sometimes not. But now thanks to chess engines this is lost. So I don’t like engines. Chess World Champions were heavily promoting it with all these computer matches in order to make money for themselves, not stories like we want artificial intelligence in the sport which Kasparov was coming up when he played a match against IBM. He wanted to make money. There was nothing else. And then coming up with stories like he got cheated is a complete crap."|
|Jan-09-15|| ||zanzibar: <HMM> where's that quote from? I assume from Sokolov and not you, but where exactly?|
|Jan-10-15|| ||PhilFeeley: Another interview
|Jan-10-15|| ||zanzibar: From Part 1:
Game Ref: <Sokolov--Kasparov, Hoogovens, R9 (1996)>
<IS: I was able to get Kasparov in an unpleasant psychological situation. How did I get him into this condition? Kasparov enjoys very much when people are scared of him and if you show him that you are not, he gets intimidated and is less self-assured. And by the line that I was chose I was very clearly showing that I was neither scared of him nor his preparation. He did not like it. And then he had to remember his preparation and for even a player with a fantastic memory like Kasparov it is not easy to recollect everything. He even recalled the right game but not the right move. Once he realised that he was unable to remember the correct game he quickly collapsed. From the slightly minus position that he was in, he lost the game in just a few moves. He made a horrible blunder Kh7 when the position was quite playable.
SS: When you saw that Kh7 was a mistake and that you could win the game now what went through your mind?
IS: It was kind of a funny moment because we both had plenty of time on the clock. I realised that after I triple on the g-file it was going to be mate. Kasparov was already prepared to resign and leave. He had his Rolex back on his hand, his chocolate was taken away from the board, his jacket was on. <Basically he was saying- Come on make this move and get it over with! Then I said to myself - Hang on, when is the next time that I will have such a position against Kasparov from which I can demolish him in just one move! Perhaps never! How much time did I have on my clock? 40 minutes! Well let’s wait for a while then! Have a look at this beautiful position, look at miserable him (Garry really looks miserable when he is lost!), there is no reason to rush! So I took 10 minutes and then executed the move and he immediately resigned. (Smiles)>>
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