Italy’s talented Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana used a powerful central pawn majority to beat Ivan Sokolov in the fourth round of the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013. Watch the post-game comment video by Caruana and replay the game with Chess King.


Caruana,F (2781) – Sokolov,Ivan (2663)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.15
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