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Ivan Sokolov vs Darryl K Johansen
Manila Olympiad (1992), Manila PHI, rd 2, Jun-09
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Fischer Variation (E44)  ·  0-1

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Jun-29-10  siggemannen: Interesting self-critical notes by Sokolov...
Sep-24-16
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  optimal play: Interesting narcissistic bullsh#t by Sokolov...

14.Re1 "Sokolov: In the game I definitely saw the possibilities associated with 13. f4!, but playing White against some under-2500 Australian guy, I thought 'regular' moves should suffice, and the win should arrive without any risks involved. This is perhaps a reasonable way of thinking when you play some Catalan line with white, but not in this type of Nimzo. White is about to learn this lesson soon."

First of all, Ivan, nobody believes for one moment that you saw 13.f4!

You're full of sh#t!

You're just trying to save face after the fact!

Obviously one of your teammates (or maybe even Johansen) pointed it out to you after the game, and you're just making up this crap about deciding to play 'regular' moves in a pathetic attempt to cover your own embarrassment at not seeing it OTB!

Secondly, you're an arrogant jerk to even say "playing White against some under-2500 Australian guy" so only "'regular' moves should suffice", so it is great to see this so-called "under-2500 Australian guy" kick your "over-2500 Bosnian-Herzegovinian arse"!

And third, if the only lesson you got from this game was how not to play a Catalan line or Nimzo, then you've completely missed the most important lesson which is how to be a decent human being by showing proper respect to your opponent, no matter what his rating is or where he's from!

21...Be7 "Sokolov: Looking at my horrible pawn structure and slowly becoming aware of the long and difficult defence that lay ahead, I could not help but wonder abut the speed of my positional collapse: in a mere 20 moves, playing White against an opponent I had never heard of and not having made any clear mistake - except that my whole concept was a positional blunder"

WOW!

Can you believe this jerk?

What a pr#ck!

Not only does this wanker denigrate the bloke sitting opposite him as "an opponent I had never heard of" but he can't even see that his "clear mistake" has nothing to do with the chess game before him, but everything to do with the attitude within him!

I would advise Sokolov that instead of looking at his horrible pawn structure, he would do better to look at his horrible personality!

31...Nc4!

32...Rxe4!

34...Ne3+!

35...Rf5!

36...Nf1+!

37...R8xf7!

Great play by Darryl Johansen!

I notice Sokolov doesn't make any mention of *that* in his notes!

45...g6 "Sokolov: And White resigned. A painful defeat and a positional lesson that I have taken to heart"

And Sokolov has egg all over his fat ugly face!

Don't worry about the positional lesson, d#ckhead, worry about the life lesson!

(note: according to OlimpBase the scoresheet has a further two moves each; 46.Re6 Nd2 47.Rxg6 Nb1 0-1)

This game is from the 30th Chess Olympiad held in Manila (Philippines) 1992, played on 9th June, 2nd round, board 2, between Bosnia & Herzegovina (white) and Australia (black).

Unfortunately Bosnia & Herzegovina still won the round 2½-1½ (no thanks to Sokolov) and finished 12th out of 102 teams; Australia finishing 46th

Darryl Johansen finished with a score of 6½/12 [+3/=7/-2] and Ivan Sokolov with 9/14 [+6/=6/-2]

Apr-08-17  N0B0DY: <First of all, Ivan, nobody believes for one moment that you saw 13.f4!>

<N0B0DY> doesn't believe in psychology. <N0B0DY> believes in good moves.

Dec-31-18
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Maybe publishing this lost game was partial atonement for the condescending attitude he had at the time?

This game is a good example of GM Johansen's skill when he has even a slight positional advantage.

Dec-19-20  johnkr: Great game, very enjoyable, especially the clever win of the piece. Congrats to Sokolov for including it in his book.

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