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|Jun-04-09|| ||Troller: Sokolov beat Hillarp-Persson with black in the first round of Sigeman 2009. It had some nice fireworks at the end:|
Hillarp-Persson has risen 120 elo or so during the last year or maybe even six months, but he is very unstable.
|Jun-13-09|| ||wordfunph: Happy 41st Birthday GM Ivan Sokolov... we were born on the same year 1968..|
|Jun-13-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Happy birthday Mr. Sokolov!!|
|Jul-27-09|| ||Johnny O: In January 2004 he was #16 in the world with a 2706 FIDE rating. How much respect do I have for GM Ivan Sokolov's contributions to opening theory? His black games against 1. d4 are the only ones I even look at. I'm not kidding.|
|Sep-02-09|| ||Johnny O: "Red October: it seems suicidal playing the Nimzo Indian Defence against him"|
Agreed. In his last 23 games he has only 4 losses against Ponomariov, Aronian, Judit Polgar, and Naiditsch.
|Sep-04-09|| ||Open Defence: a very creative player, we need such players even though they may not reach the pinnacle...|
|Nov-03-09|| ||Tabanus: That nobody here noticed (or cared) he recently won the Corsica Masters is almost interesting.|
|Mar-03-10|| ||Tabanus: Reykjavik Open 2010 ended today with Sokolov as the winner:|
|Jun-05-10|| ||wolfmaster: Is Sokolov crunk in that photo?|
|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 :(|
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