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Artur Yusupov vs Andrei Sokolov
Candidates Match (1986), Riga, rd 14, Oct-05
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Petrosian Attack (E12)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-05-05  PARACONT1: Real cool play under pressure by Sokolov. Yusupov needed to win to take the match into overtime, but the sac at the end evens out the game into a draw.

Whatever happened to Sokolov? He was expected to lose to Karpov in the final that followed, but to practically vanish from the chess horizon a couple of years later is a great pity. This was a real wasted talent.

Aug-04-14  Howard: Andrei Sokolov is still somewhat active, but by the early 1990's he had faded off into the sunset--i.e. you never read much about him anymore.

To his credit, he was ranked third in the world at the beginning of 1987. Then he got crushed by Karpov in their Candidates "super-final" match. However, he still qualified for the 1988-89 World Cup series though he did only mediocre.

Apparently, he was on a hot streak only for a couple years. He now lives in France, by the way, and has been there for many years.

Oct-14-19  Straclonoor: Sokolov show remorse to Yusupov.
Final position won for black. He also could won earlier in the game.

Analysis by Stockfish 120919 64 POPCNT:

1. -+ (-#13): 38...Qc2+ 39.Kh3 Bc8+ 40.Qxc8 Qxc8+ 41.g4 Qc1 42.Be5 Qe3+ 43.Kg2 Qxe5 44.Rf2 Qe3 45.Rc2 Qe4+ 46.Kh3 Qxc2 47.g5 Bc7 48.gxh6 Kxh6 49.a4 Qh2+ 50.Kg4 Qh5#

2. -+ (-17.00): 38...Qh5+ 39.Rh4 Qf5 40.Qe2 d4 41.Rxd4 Bxd4 42.Bxd4 Qd5 43.Kg1 Qxd4+ 44.Kf1 g5 45.Ke1 g4 46.Qe7 Bd5 47.Qe2 Bf3 48.Qc2+ Kg7 49.Qc1 f5 50.Kf1 f4 51.gxf4 Kf6 52.f5 Kxf5 53.Qe1 Qf4 54.Qb4 Qe3 55.Qa5+ Kg6 56.Qa6+ Kh5 57.Qa5+ Kh4 58.Qe1+ Qxe1+ 59.Kxe1 g3 60.Kf1 Kh3 61.Kg1 Bd5 62.a4 Kg4 63.a5 Kf3

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