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Ivan Sokolov vs Viswanathan Anand
SWIFT rapid (1992) (rapid), Brussels BEL, Jul-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  0-1

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Dec-06-03  patzer2: Anand uses aggressive center and king-side counterplay to defeat White's queenside initiative in this 4. Qc2 variation of the Nimzo-Indian. After Anand's 28...Qxb5, Sokolov (who is a specialist in the 4. Qc2 line of the Nimzo-Indian) is busted. Note that 29. Qxe5 loses immediately to a two-move back-rank mate, so White is forced to play the losing 29. Qb1 since other moves lose even faster.

If this game is any indication, it indicates the better player has the most winning chances from either side of the 4. Qc2 Nimzo-Indian line. It's kind of like getting the advantage of "Fischer Random Chess" (equality for both sides forcing the best player to win on his or her own merit) with regular chess. Note that Fischer played it as Black against Spassky in 1972.

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