Ivan Sokolov (chess player)

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Ivan Sokolov
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Ivan Sokolov at the 2004 Essent Tournament in Hoogeveen
Born (1968-06-13) June 13, 1968 (age 53)
Jajce, SFR Yugoslavia
TitleGrandmaster (1987)
FIDE rating2594 (October 2021)
Peak rating2706 (January 2004)
Peak rankingNo. 13 (July 1996)

Ivan Sokolov (Cyrillic: Иван Соколов; born 13 June 1968) is a Dutch-Bosnian chess player and writer. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster (GM) by FIDE in 1987.[1] Sokolov won the 1988 Yugoslav Championship and in 1995 and 1998 the Dutch Championship.

Before earning the GM title, he became a FIDE Master in 1985 and an International Master in 1986.[1] In 1987 and 1993 he won the Vidmar Memorial.[2]

In 2000 he won the 1st European Rapid Chess Championship in Neum edging out on tiebreak Alexey Dreev and Zurab Azmaiparashvili.[3]


  • Sokolov, Ivan (1995). Nimzo-Indian Defence: Classical Variation. Cadogan Books. ISBN 978-18-5744-120-8.
  • Sokolov, Ivan (1997). Sokolov's Best Games. Everyman Publishers. ISBN 978-18-5744-128-4.
  • Sokolov, Ivan (2008). Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-264-2.
  • Sokolov, Ivan (2009). The Ruy Lopez Revisited: Offbeat Weapons & Unexplored Resources. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-297-0.
  • Sokolov, Ivan (2012). The Strategic Nimzo-Indian: A Complete Guide to the Rubinstein Variation. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-378-6.
  • Sokolov, Ivan (2013). Die hohe Schule des Mittelspiels im Schach: Gewinnen in d4 - Bauernstrukturen (in German). New In Chess (translated by Hansen, Hans). ISBN 978-90-5691-432-5.
  • Sokolov, Ivan (2013). Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess: Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-431-8.
  • Sokolov, Ivan (2015). Ivan's Chess Journey: Games and Stories. Thinkers Publishing. ISBN 9789082256659.
  • Sokolov, Ivan (2017). Chess Middlegame Strategies. Volume 1. Thinkers Publishing. ISBN 9789492510013. |volume= has extra text (help)
  • Sokolov, Ivan (2018). Chess Middlegame Strategies. Volume 2: Opening meets Middlegame. Thinkers Publishing. ISBN 9789492510204. |volume= has extra text (help)
  • Sokolov, Ivan (2019). Chess Middlegame Strategies. Volume 3: Strategy Meets Dynamics. Thinkers Publishing. ISBN 9789492510600. |volume= has extra text (help)
  • Sokolov, Ivan; Salgado Lopez, Ivan (2019). The Chigorin Bible: A Classic Defence to the Ruy Lopez. Thinkers Publishing. ISBN 978-9492510419.


  1. ^ a b Gaige, Jeremy (1987). Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography. McFarland. p. 398. ISBN 0-7864-2353-6.
  2. ^ "Dr. Milan Vidmar Memorial Tournaments". sah-zveza.si. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2000-10-09). "TWIC 309: 1st European Rapid Championships". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 9 January 2016.

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