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Andrei Sokolov vs Zoltan Ribli
Montpellier Candidates (1985), Montpellier FRA, rd 14, Oct-31
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  1-0

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Dec-21-05  PARACONT1: This amazing game by Sokolov was played just days before the 24th game of the 1985 World Championship betw Karpov and Kasparov. In the decisive 24th game Karpov had to win to retain his title and elected to use Sokolov's approach to beat Kasparov's Sicilian. It was also Karpov's last 1.e4 with white against Kasparov. He played nothing but 1.d4 against Kasparov subsequently. (Too bad Kasparov found the right way to counter Sokolov's strategy!)
Sep-24-15  maseras: 37.Nf5 Axf6!! indesicive
37...Fxf6?? is a crushing move for Black.

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