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|Dec-26-07|| ||M.D. Wilson: <babakova> <Karpov is widely regarded as a more active Petrosian... Andersson seems to me to be a less active Petrosian> Yes, I agree. Over the years Karpov really dominated Andersson, but here Karpov gets a lesson. Andersson's endgame technique, like Karpov's, was one of the best.|
|Jan-03-08|| ||AlexandraThess: When mr. Andersson sacrifices - you have nothing left but to resign!!|
|Aug-07-08|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: That was a good sac by Ulf, I started to prefer Wjite towards the end a bit more but Black's initiative just won't die. Great game.|
|Dec-04-08|| ||Eyal: <keypusher: Were 24...d5 and 27...Rxe3 preparation? Bold play against Karpov!> |
According to Jon Speelman's comments in <Best Chess Games 1970-80>, it might actually have been motivated by Andersson's time trouble...
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<All of the preceding maneuvering may have seemed rather arbitrary; and indeed I am quite sure that neither player knew precisely where he was going during the last half dozen moves. But it is in precisely such positions that one tends to spend a lot of time on moves. In a position in which one has a clear strategic plan, then one will spend one's time trying to find a method of implementing it, which is tactically sound. This may involve lots of difficult calculation, but at least there is a clear direction which one's thoughts must follow. Here that is not the case. White knows that he must stop Black from breaking successfully with either ...d5 or ...b5; and that it would be nice to get some play for himself some time. Conversely, Black would like to get one of his breaks to work: and he should have ample time to maneuver his pieces onto the right squares for this purpose. But just when the right moment is to strike - that is an enormously difficult question both in a purely analytical sense and psychologically. And it is very easy to use up lots of time pondering it.
With his last move [24.a3] Karpov gave a clear indication that he intended at last to do something. It prepares to play b4 and then Nb3 gaining more space on the queenside. Whether that would really be a serious matter it is very hard to say. Even when he has a nice straightforward plan White must still keep firmly in mind the fact that one day Black will try to get counterplay with ...d5. Be that as it may, Andersson had used up most of his time in the preceding fencing match; and he now decided that he must instigate complications immediately. This must have been partly, at least just so that he could have sufficient time to calculate the complications when they arose.>
|Dec-04-08|| ||keypusher: <Eyal> Thanks. My 2004 comment was mind-bendingly stupid, actually.|
|Dec-04-08|| ||acirce: Andersson says he had less than 5 minutes left for 12 moves after 28..Bxh2.|
|Apr-23-09|| ||vmi: Has anyone noticed the draw Karpov missed at move 74?|
|Apr-23-09|| ||schroedingers cat: funny pun :)|
|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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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!!!! |
|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.
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