GM Anish Giri

  Anish Giri is leading at the Dutch Championship with a nice 4.5/5 lead. Right behind him are Robin Van Kampen, Erwin L’Ami, Ivan Sokolov, Sipke Ernst and Robin Swinkels. Here is the nice game from Round 1 in which Giri beat Sokolov.

Giri, Anish (2696) – Sokolov, Ivan (2676)

Result: 1-0
Site: Amsterdam NED
Date: 2012.07.15
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤f3 d5 4.g3 ¥e7 5.¥g2 O-O 6.O-O ¤c6 7.b3 ¤e4 8.¥b2 b6 9.¤c3 ¥b7 10.e3 a5 11.¤a4 f5 12.¤e1 £e8 13.¤d3 ¥f6 14.a3 ¦d8 15.£c2 ¦f7 16.¦ac1 g5 17.f3 ¤d6 18.¤e5 ¥xe5 19.dxe5 ¤c8 20.cxd5 exd5 21.f4 g4 22.¦fd1 £e6 23.¤c3 ¦fd7 24.¤b5 ¤8e7 25.£d2 h5 26.£f2 d4 27.exd4 £xb3 28.£c2 £xb5 29.¥f1 £xf1+ 30.¦xf1 ¦d5 31.¦fe1 ¢h7 32.e6 ¢g6 33.a4 h4 34.gxh4 ¦h8 35.£f2 ¦h7 36.¦e3 ¦d6 37.h3 ¤d5 38.¦g3 ¦xe6 39.hxg4 ¦e4 40.gxf5+ ¢f7 41.£g2