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|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)>>
|Jan-10-15|| ||zanzibar: Thanks <Phil> and <HMM>. |
I see <HMM>'s quote is from part 2. Ciao.
|Jan-10-15|| ||HeMateMe: I always thought Kasparov's whining after losing a $1M match to a computer was one of the few embarrassing moments of his career, in which his behavior was not that of a champion's.|
|Jan-10-15|| ||perfidious: <HMM> There were others: see Kaspy's loss to Radjabov.|
|Jan-10-15|| ||john barleycorn: My personal favourite from this interview:
<I don’t think so. Free-flow of information and computer engines has changed chess to the point of no return. I would not say chess engines are good for the game, I would have preferred that they would have never happened because now even a stupid amateur can sit at home and confidently mock the world champion by putting stupid comments or status on Facebook like, “look at how Anand has blundered on this move.” Come on, you smart ass, if you wouldn’t have had Houdini running in front of you, you would have seen nothing!>
|Jan-10-15|| ||perfidious: <john b> A clear cut verdict with which I agree.|
|Jan-10-15|| ||Pulo y Gata: Indeed, indeed.|
|Jan-10-15|| ||HeMateMe: might the above apply to the "2700 players" here going up against Naditsch?|
(Uh, oh...better to not go down that rabbit hole again).
|Jan-10-15|| ||zanzibar: Correction to my post above, the Sokolov--Kasparov game is from 1999:|
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999
Sorry 'bout that.
|May-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <You have a chance to become a good chess player if you travel to play chess, not play chess to travel> - Ivan Sokolov.|
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