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Sokolov--punching bag of the elite.
Compiled by diabloprancer
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No offense Ivan!

Ivan forgets to develop his kingside and is ranked in the back.
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

Ivan loses with pawn odds.
I Sokolov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Ivan falls victim to the infamous black hole on f6.
Ponomariov vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Ivan insults Ponomariov with a free pawn in the opening.
I Sokolov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 61 moves, 0-1

Ivan walls himself in.
Kramnik vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Ivan triples his pawns because...he thought it looked cool.
Short vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Ivan learns never to anger a Cuban.
L Bruzon Batista vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1-0

Ivan learns never to anger a woman.
Judit Polgar vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 40 moves, 1-0

Ivan is the victim of another S.W.I.F.T. KO.
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Ivan is pwned by home prep!
Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

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