Do you know why Ivan Sokolov resigned in this position after Sergey Karjakin played 32.Bc2 in Round 11 at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013? Yes, because the Black Queen is trapped with the next move Bd1! Moving the Knight on g6 is not an option as it would be checkmate on g7. The only way Black can save the Queen is by moving out the Black Bishop on h4, but to where? Replay the game with Chess King, watch the post-game video, and read a full report on Round 11 at Chess Blog.


Karjakin,Sergey (2780) – Sokolov,Ivan (2663)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.25
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