Ivan Sokolov (born 13 June 1968 to a Bulgarian father and Bosnian mother) is a chess grandmaster born in Jajce, SFR Yugoslavia, who currently resides in the Netherlands. Sokolov won the 1988 Yugoslav Championship. Before earning the GM title, he became a FIDE Master in 1985 and an International Master in 1986. In 1987 and 1993 he won the Vidmar Memorial. Sokolov's most famous win in chess was against Garry Kasparov in 1999 Wijk aan Zee where Sokolov outprepared Kasparov's legendary opening preparation.