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Viswanathan Anand vs Ivan Sokolov
Dortmund Sparkassen (1999), Dortmund GER, rd 6, Jul-16
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Variation Browne Attack (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-09-13
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  plang: 9 cxd is a tactical sideline to the more popular 9 Be2. 12 g4!? with the idea of deflecting the bishop from e6 and making castling more difficult for Black was introduced by Anand in several rapid games played a week before this tournament. 14..f6! was Sokolovs improvement over 14..Qd6 played by Kramnik and 14..Kf8 played by Karpov and then Kramnik. The alternative 20 Rxb7 is dangerous for White as illustrated by 20..Rg8 21 Re1..Qd5 22 Ree7..Qd4 23 Kg2..Be4+! 24 Rxe4..Rxg3+ 25 hxg..Qxd5 26 Rbe7..f5 winning for Black. 14..f6 has pretty much relegated 12 g4 to the dustbin.

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