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Ivan Sokolov vs Fabiano Caruana
European Championship (2010), Rijeka CRO, rd 7, Mar-12
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  1-0

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Mar-12-10  TrollKing: Wow! Ivan brought the pain! Rybka 3 matches move for move beginning with 35. Rxh6 through 40. Qxe6+.

Rybka 3 prefers 40... Kf8 to Caruana's
Kd8.

Still, that whole combo was well above my pay grade.

Mar-12-10  kingsindian2006: wow this game had alittle of everything!! Exciting game!
Mar-13-10  notyetagm: Sokolov sure does love to sacrifice material for <CONNECTED PASSERS>.

I Sokolov vs F Caruana, 2010 yesterday at European Individual Championships (2010)

25 ♔f1x♗g2


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I Sokolov vs A Lenderman, 2010 10 days ago at Reykjavik Open (2010)

28 ♕d3x♗e3


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Talk about deja vu all over again!

Mar-13-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: The powerful passed pawns
Mar-14-10  garcimitch: What was planned after 23...exf5? As far as I can see, both 24.Qxe8+ and 24.Nxd8 lead to an advantage for Black.
Mar-15-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: *THE* *PAWN(S)* *THAT* *PREVENTS* *PASSER(S)*

I Sokolov vs F Caruana, 2010 23 Ne5xf7!, 24 f5xe6+ creates strong 6th rank connected passers

Nov-06-10  morphynoman2: 23...exf5! and black wins.
Sep-25-16  Xeroxx: complicated.

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