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Anatoly Karpov vs Ulf Andersson
"So You Think You Can Dance" (game of the day Apr-23-09)
Milan (1975)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Modern Line (B44)  ·  0-1
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Apr-23-09  ounos: I think 43. Nc1 was a poor move. Why not 43. Nc3 instead? The e4 need so badly protection. Then note how the knight spends two further moves (48, 49) to go to c3 after all, a bit late though.
Apr-23-09
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  Eyal: <I think 43. Nc1 was a poor move. Why not 43. Nc3 instead? The e4 need so badly protection.>

On c3 the knight can be kicked away by ...b4, so it doesn't really help this way. And after 43.Nc3 Ng5 44.Nd2 (as in the game, defending against Nf3+) Qc8! White is in serious trouble.

Apr-23-09
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  kevin86: A very slow moving-but successful attack by black. The champ-to-be is surprised.
Apr-23-09  ZZpatzer: < vmi: Has anyone noticed the draw Karpov missed at move 74?>

yes, why didn't white attempt to repeat moves here?

Apr-23-09
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  Eyal: <ZZpatzer: <vmi: Has anyone noticed the draw Karpov missed at move 74?> yes, why didn't white attempt to repeat moves here?>

Because then (i.e., in case of 74.Kc3) Black would have won immediately with 74...Qf1!; 72...Ra3+? which Andersson played instead a couple of moves earlier in the same position was just the result of time trouble toward the end of the third time control - there's no draw here.

Apr-23-09  WhiteRook48: who was dancing?
Apr-23-09  DoctorC: Yes.
43.Qd3 followed by 44.Nc3 seems better. 44. ..b4 can be met by Nb5. Immediate 43.Nc3 invites ..Qc8 0r ..b4 43.Qd3 b4 takes away b4 square for the bishop
Q on d3 prevents ba6. Thus helping the rook to stay on e2. If qd7-qh3 in played after ng5 then Re2-h2 is required for defense.

Eyal: <I think 43. Nc1 was a poor move. Why not 43. Nc3 instead? The e4 need so badly protection.>

Apr-23-09  Dr. J: <DoctorC> Welcome to the neighbourhood! You'll find that the natives are friendly.
Apr-23-09  Dr. J: Does anyone know what might have happened after 28 Qxe3, maintaining the guard on the h-pawn?

Would 44 Nd3 have been better?

Apr-23-09  SirChrislov: Ulf Andersson has a reputation of being extremely hard to beat. everyone who talks about him,coleages,GM's, have said that.
Apr-23-09
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  Eyal: 44.Nd3 just loses to 44...Nf3+. After 28.Qxe3 Black could win back the exchange with 28...Bf4 29.Qd4 Bxc1 30.Rxc1, but it was probably a safer alternative for White, who looks ok after e.g. 30...b5 (otherwise Bc4) 31.Ng3 Nb6 32.Nf5! Nbxd5 33.Nxd5 Bxd5 34.Nxh6+ gxh6 35.Qxf6.
Aug-23-09  gezafan: An epic game!
Aug-20-10  Everett: Surprised Karpov lasted that long. Black has terrific dark-squared control for the exchange.

This is just one of many ways and exchange sac can work: make the piece taken be a bishop that the sacrificer still has.

Oct-16-10  LIFE Master AJ: Incredible game - Karpov defended heroically for some time.

I remember the 1970's, I turned 12 in 1970 ...

IF I rememebr correctly; Anderson used to be firmly in the top 10-15 players in the world.

Oct-16-10  LIFE Master AJ: In fact - according to this list - Andersson was # 3!!!!

http://db.chessmetrics.com/CM2/Sing...

Feb-02-11  talisman: <AJ> 1970...the year Earl won it and our main man Pal Benko said to Bobby..."take my place man you gotta do it."
Aug-24-11  newzild: <Pal Benko said to Bobby..."take my place man you gotta do it.">

I've always resented Benko for that. It gave Bobby the chance to stop playing chess at his peak.

Nov-03-13
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  SpaceRunner: "Dr. J: Does anyone know what might have happened after 28 Qxe3, maintaining the guard on the h-pawn?"

probably a draw according to Andersson.

Black regaining a pawn ,,b5 and Nb6

But Karpov tried to use Anderssons lack of time!

Nov-03-13
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  parisattack: <"Dr. J: Does anyone know what might have happened after 28 Qxe3, maintaining the guard on the h-pawn?">

In Grandmaster Chess Strategy by Kaufeld & Kern (a book on Andersson's games categorized by positional motif) they give 2. ...Rxe3!? 28. Ne3! and in notes: "The best reply; 28. Qxe3, Bf4; 29. Qd4, Bxc1; 30. Rxc1, b5; 31, Rd1, Nb6;32. Ne3, Nbxd5; 33. Ncxd5, Bxd5; 34. Nf5, Re8=."

Feb-26-14  Sharpov: Great Game.
Feb-26-14
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  offramp: Karpov's only loss in 1975.
Feb-26-14  Everett: Just realized the similarity between Game 15 1985 Karpov-Kasparov and this game, in that both of Karpov's opponents played around a passed d-pawn.

I prefer this game, due to the OTB exchange sac. Pretty amazing. In my top 100, easy.

Dec-19-14
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  1 2 3 4: andersson most boring player ever born
Dec-19-14  8284: <1234> You think?
Aug-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp:


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« La position blanche est désespérée mais la lutte continue. Si les noirs avaient essayé 76...Bf3 dans cette position, alors après 77.Re8+ Kh7 78.Qd3+ g6 79.d7 Bxe2? cela aurait amené une inattendue lueur d’espoir. 80.Rh8+ Kxh8 81.d7-d8=Q+ h7 82.Qxg6+!! Kxg6 (82...fxg6 avec un échec perpétuel.) 83.Qg5+! Kh7 Prendre la reine c’est pat! 84.Qf5+ Kg7 85.Qg5+ avec échec perpétuel. » Karpov

We have mentioned this before but I thought it would be good to have it from the horse's mouth.

Thanks to EE: http://www.europe-echecs.com/art/mi...

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