Chess PGN Game Match played Ivan Sokolov vs Anatoly Karpov- in Hoogeveen Essent Crown, Open: Nimzo-Indian – classical variation

Chess PGN Game Match played Ivan Sokolov vs Anatoly Karpov- in Hoogeveen Essent Crown, Open: Nimzo-Indian - classical variation


Match between Ivan Sokolov and Anatoly Karpov

Event: Hoogeveen Essent Crown

Variation: Nimzo-Indian – classical variation

Eco code: E32

Pgn File:


[Event “Hoogeveen Essent Crown”]
[Site “Hoogeveen”]
[Date “2003.10.13”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Sokolov, Ivan”]
[Black “Karpov, Anatoly”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2695”]
[BlackElo “2693”]
[ECO “E32”]
[Annotator “Postny,E”]
[EventDate “2003.10.12”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventRounds “6”]
[EventCountry “NED”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceDate “2004.02.03”]
[EventCategory “18”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. e4 d6 ( { More aggressive
alternative is } 5… d5) 6. a3 (6. e5 dxe5 7. dxe5 Ng4 8. Nf3 Nc6 9. Bf4
Nd4 10. Qe4 c5 11. h3 f5 12. Qd3 Nxf3+ 13. Qxf3 Nh6 14. Be2 $14 { 1-0
Karpov, A-Almasi,Z/Monte Carlo 2001/CBM 81 ext (38) }) 6… Bxc3+ 7. bxc3
e5 8. Bd3 Nc6 (8… c5 9. Ne2 Nc6 10. d5 Ne7 11. f3 Nd7 12. h4 Nb6 13. g4
$14 { 1-0 Capablanca,J-Ragozin,V/Moscow 1935/HCL (49) }) 9. Ne2 b6 (9…
Na5 10. O-O c5 11. f4 b5 12. fxe5 Nd7 13. cxb5 c4 14. exd6 cxd3 15. Qxd3
Nb3 16. Rb1 Nxc1 17. Rfxc1 $16 { 1-0 Gaprindashvili,V-Kurajica,B/Benasque
1999/EXT 2001 (24) }) 10. O-O Ba6 11. f4 Nd7 12. Be3 Na5 13. c5 $1 Bc4 (
13… Bxd3 14. Qxd3 exd4 (14… bxc5 15. dxe5 Nb6 $14) 15. cxd4 dxc5 (15…
bxc5 16. dxc5 Nxc5 17. Bxc5 dxc5 18. Qc3 c6 19. Rad1 Qc7 20. Ng3 $36 { 1-0
Soppe,G-Monier,R/Buenos Aires 1998/ CBM 67 ext (26) }) 16. dxc5 $6 (16. d5
$5 $44) 16… Nxc5 17. Qxd8 Rfxd8 18. Bxc5 bxc5 19. Rfd1 Nb3 $15 { 1/2-1/2
Sarkar,J-Browne,W/Seattle 2003 (35) }) 14. cxd6 cxd6 15. Ng3 { It’s curious
that the opponents are following the game Short-Karpov (see below).
Objectively speaking, the position looks much more attractive for white. On
the other hand, it seems that Karpov believes in black’s defensive
resources and this time, Karpov indeed, defended this position more
successfully. } 15… Qc7 16. Nf5 f6 $146 (16… Kh8 17. Rf3 Rac8 18. Raf1
f6 19. Bf2 b5 20. Bg3 a6 21. h4 Bf7 22. Be1 Nb6 23. Qf2 Nac4 24. Rg3 g6 25.
Nh6 Be6 26. f5 $16 { 1-0 Short,N-Karpov,A/Dortmund 1997/CBM 60 [Tsesarsky]
(44) }) 17. Rf3 Rf7 $1 { This is good defensive plan. It is important for
black to protect Pg7. Still, white has nice attacking prospects on the
kingside. } 18. Raf1 Kh8 19. h4 Rc8 (19… d5 $6 20. Bxc4 Nxc4 21. fxe5
fxe5 22. exd5 $16) 20. h5 Be6 21. Ba6 (21. fxe5 fxe5 22. h6 g6 { leads to
similar position, that arised in the game a bit later. }) 21… Rcf8 (21…
Qxc3 $2 22. Qxc3 Rxc3 23. Nxd6 $18) (21… Bxf5 $2 22. Bxc8 Bg4 23. Rg3 $16
) 22. fxe5 fxe5 23. h6 g6 24. Ng7 (24. d5 Bxf5 25. exf5 g5 $1 26. Bxg5 Nf6
{ and black has good compensation for the pawn. }) 24… Bc4 25. Rxf7 Rxf7
26. Rxf7 Bxf7 27. d5 Qd8 $2 ( { Much stronger was } 27… Kg8 { Black’s
queen is putting pressure on c3. } 28. Be2 { [%cal Ge2g4] } 28… Qd8) 28.
Qf2 { Now white’s queen joins the attack and black finds himself in serious
trouble. } 28… Qe7 29. Bb5 Nc5 30. Qf3 Kg8 31. Qg4 Qc7 32. Qh4 Nab7 33.
Bc6 Qc8 (33… Na5 $2 34. Bxc5 { followed by 35.Qf6+-. }) 34. Kh2 (34. Qf6
Qd8 (34… Nxe4 35. Bxb7 $18) 35. Ne8 Qxf6 36. Nxf6+ Kh8 37. Kf2) 34… Qd8
35. Bg5 Qc8 $6 ( { More stubborn was } 35… Qc7 36. Be7 $140 $2 Nxe4) 36.
Be7 { Black is not able to defend his weak dark squares. } 36… g5 37.
Bxg5 Bg6 38. Be7 $6 (38. Ne6 $6 Nxe6 39. Bxb7 Qxb7 40. Be7 { [%cal Gh4f6] }
40… Kf7 41. dxe6+ Kxe6 42. Qf6+ Kd7 43. Qxd6+ Ke8 { and white still has a
lot of work to do in order to win this endgame. }) ( { The most convincing
and elegant way to a win was: } 38. Be8 $3 Bxe8 (38… Nxe4 39. Bxg6 $18) (
38… Bxe4 39. Be7 $18 { [%cal Rh4f6] }) 39. Nf5 Qc7 40. Ne7+ Kf8 41. Qf2+
Bf7 42. Qf6 Ke8 43. Qh8+ Kd7 44. Qxh7 $18) 38… Nxe4 39. Bxb7 $2 { This
move spoiles all of white’s advantage. } (39. Nh5 $1 Kf7 (39… Qf5 { [%tqu
“Find the winning move.”,””,””,Bd7,””,10] } 40. Bd7 $1 Qxh5 (40… Qxd7 41.
Nf6+ Nxf6 42. Qxf6 $18) 41. Be6+ Kh8 42. Qxh5 Bxh5 43. Bf8 { mating. }) 40.
Nf6 Qc7 41. Nxe4 Qxe7 42. Qf2+ Kg8 43. Nf6+ Kh8 44. Bxb7 Qxb7 45. Nd7 $18)
39… Qxb7 40. c4 (40. Bxd6 Nxd6 41. Qd8+ Kf7 42. Qxd6 Qe7 $11) 40… Qc7 {
The critical f6 square is under control, so black is safe now. } 41. Ne6
Qd7 42. Bf8 Kf7 43. Bg7 Ke8 44. Qg4 Qf7 45. Qh4 Qe7 46. Qg4 1/2-1/2

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