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|Dec-19-04|| ||keypusher: Petrosian's queen moves make a nice geometrical pattern: h4-e1-a5-d5.|
Wouldn't Ulf Andersson have been about ten years old when this game was played? Is this a different Ulf?
|Dec-19-04|| ||acirce: Yes, Ulf Andersson was born 1951. This was not him. It seems to be Borge Andersen. I don't think Andersson ever lost to Petrosian as White. True, he only won once. :-)|
I'll submit a correction.
|Dec-19-04|| ||keypusher: By the way, Acirce, after seeing your notes on Kasparov-Andersson Moscow 1981 I spent some time here playing through Andersson games. What a marvelous style he has! Back when I was first learning chess and reading chess magazines in the early 80s he was one of my favorites, but I hadn't played over his games in a long time. |
|Dec-19-04|| ||acirce: <keypusher> Yes, he is wonderful. I was pleased when I picked up Timman's recent <Power Chess with Pieces> and Ulf Andersson vs Browne, 1983 was the very first game.|
<There is little doubt that Ulf Andersson is one of the most accurate strategists of our time. At the height of his powers he is capable of moulding a position to his will with a series of small moves and then applying the same craving for accuracy to convert his advantage.>
from the introduction to the game. Although that game you're referring to is of another kind - but successful defence with Black against Kasparov is not bad either. :-)
The book itself is highly recommended, BTW. A very fine collection of inspiring strategic masterpieces by the best, with rich annotations guaranteed to increase your chess understanding.
|Dec-19-04|| ||keypusher: <Acirce>, I have an old book of Timman's called Studies and Games. One of the high points of the book is his chapter devoted to how he and his second Ulf Andersson figured out how to win this ending, barely short of the 50-move draw rule. |
Timman vs Velimirovic, 1979
|May-30-07|| ||e4Newman: i can't see myself castling q-side as white here|
|Mar-18-08|| ||backyard pawn: Dancing Queen, one of ABBA's hits back in the day. Recognizing the life and tragic end of drummer, Ola Brunkert.|
|Mar-18-08|| ||brankat: Very elegant play by Petrosian.|
|Mar-18-08|| ||al wazir: In retrospect, would 19. Rxc4 really have been that bad?|
|Mar-18-08|| ||jovack: wild attack, i had to look at that one twice to really enjoy it|
|Mar-18-08|| ||Samagonka: What a poor finishing after a fairly good openning by white.|
|Mar-18-08|| ||karnak64: Okay, that's it: in the future, the "dancing rook" in live broadcasts must be replaced by a dancing queen, with ABBA playing behind her. |
Oh, and she should look like Renee Fleming ...
|Mar-18-08|| ||arnaud1959: <e4Newman> When I see white's center and the -side pawns I don't think about any other possibility then castling -side. White's problem here is his inconsistancy. He makes some moves on the -side and then he plays g4. For what? While Black defends well his -side white didn't even move his g1. As à general rule I'm still not able to digest moves like g4 in this opening (K.I.Saemisch).It seems to me that it only works when black neglects completely his -side.|
|Mar-18-08|| ||drpoundsign: but..but...I thought "The Tiger" LIKED chicks!|
|Mar-18-08|| ||mravikiran: o-o-o??|
|Mar-18-08|| ||mannetje: not a very Petrosian-like game, is it?? But it's prety nonetheless|
|Mar-18-08|| ||Knight to f6: <mannetje: not a very Petrosian-like game, is it?? But it's prety nonetheless>|
Actually, I think this is quite Petrosian-style. He liked to advance slowly and used a lot of prophylaxis, which is seen here...
|Mar-18-08|| ||Jimfromprovidence: I can't see why white played 17 Rc6. He needed to continue development with something like 17 Ne2, instead.|
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The lack of the g knight development for all intents and purposes cost white the match.
White is essentially playing a rook down the whole match, eventually enabling black to play 21 ...Rf1+, the beginning of that very nicely played winning combination.
|Mar-18-08|| ||UdayanOwen: <Jimfromprovidence: I can't see why white played 17 Rc6. He needed to continue development with something like 17 Ne2, instead.>|
Yeah, 17.Rc6 seems to be just about the losing move. I think it was a purposeful move, but I can only guess white might have miscalcuated what would happen if 17...Nc4. If white had thought 17...Nc4 was tactically unsound, then 17.Rc6 is a logical move, putting pressure on both b6 and d6, and forcing a passive response by black.
Certainly Petrosian's continuation makes clear that 17.Ne2 would have been a huge improvement on 17.Rc6. After the knight comes out, black appears to have no immediate threats.
|Mar-18-08|| ||kevin86: A strange game. I was looking to see how white had won the game--and then I noticed that...he lost. Funny,how white resigned offside-he couldn't even get that right. lol|
It's a pity that white didn't play 29 f1 as xe4+ would have attacked everything in sight!
|Mar-18-08|| ||psmith: Fritz 5.32 suggests that 14. Qb4 would be good for White.|
Petrosian's play is amazing after 19. Nc3.
|Mar-18-08|| ||whiteshark: The black queen arrived lately on the scene. But imposingly!|
|Mar-18-08|| ||Shams: a nice touch; cg was alert enough to today's non-front-page news and they found a worthy game. well done guys.|
|Aug-22-10|| ||xombie: Here's a thought. This looks like a mirrored French with very similar themes on undermining the central pawn complex. I point to the moves, c6 and f5, rendering the d5 pawn weak (removing all the other pawns around it). In the French openings (say, the Tarrasch), f6 and c5 are played, together with exchanges to snip the bolstering pawns. Remarkable, I would say.|
|Aug-22-10|| ||xombie: Note also, the f4 move in so many KID openings, similar to c4 in the French.|
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