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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Ivan Sokolov
Corus Group A (2006), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-16
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-16-06  Ybrevo: A very unambitious opening by White. It had been more natural if they had agreed on the draw after move 1.
Jan-16-06  Unicornio: What the hell is happening to this guy, is he trying to replace Kramnik???

Maybe he got it wrong, he is playing cause Kramnik ducked, but he seems to be replacing Kramnik itself.

Jan-16-06  Father Karras: Actually I think Mamedyarov's approach to games is pretty mature. He plays accurately and doesn't press too hard, hoping his opponent makes a small error instead. Unfortunately he doesn't have Kasparov's knack for coming up with subtle novelties in the openings that can confuse opponents into making small errors.
Jan-16-06  morpstau: A quiet game with little to no interest. Its this chess that made the Legendary Morphy mad in his later life.
Jan-16-06  Unicornio: Is this kind of chess that makes me avoid seeing live games, and that helps to the unpopularity of chess in so many places.
Jan-16-06  morpstau: I couldnt agree more with the previous statement about this dull and plodding draw.
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  Manu2: I totally agree guys that I learnt nothing from this kind of passive play and sharing of points!!

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