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Garry Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson
Match (1985), Belgrade YUG, rd 5, Jun-??
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1-0


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Mar-27-06  alexandrovm: nice attack by Garry. First was the b7 pawn as target, then many attacking places. His game comes so fluid and ends with a nice "cold shower" for black, Bc4.
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  Eggman: It's hard to believe that material is even in the final position. White's forces make a much stronger impression.
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  whiteshark: impressive technique:

- pressing against weakness b7 bring all black pieces in passive positions.

- [Note after 30... Nd8 this pieces don't move anymore]

- After playing f5 white could create + play against a second weakness on g6.

- Infiltrating with his king knocked black finally down.

Counterplay with 42... Rc2 was to late.

I don't believe that <34... f4> would have produce another result.

Jul-04-07  metatron2: Can anyone explain to me why Andersson resigned here? What I see is that after 50.. Rxb5 if white plays eD7 then ..Rd5 seems better for black, and if BxB5 then Rd6, and now I can see that white can play something like Rf2 but after ..Rb6 it is not so simple since Nd6 will follow and I don't see any streight forward win for white ?!
Sep-06-07  Some call me Tim: 50...Rxb5 51. Bxb5 Rd6 52. d7#. If 51...Re7 52. Rg7 Nc6 53. Rxe7 Nxb5 54. Rf7+ Ke8 55. Ke5 wins.
Sep-06-07  VaselineTopLove: Is this the same Andersson of the 'Immortal' and 'Evergreen' games? He plays well for an aged person like him!
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  Troller: <VaselineTopLove> Andersson, not Anderssen. Check out the respective player's pages for more info.
Sep-12-07  metatron2: <Some call me Tim> u probably meant 52. e7# right? (since there is no such move as 52. d7) The problem is that 52. e7 is illegal move after 51.. rd6, since rd6 covers the the white king on f6...

So, sorry, but my question is still open...

Sep-12-07  euripides: <metatron> not sure, but what about <50...Rxb5 51.exd7 Rd5> 52.Ke6 threatening Kxd5 and Rf6 ?

Incidentally, your interesting questions might get more attention with clearer notation and move numbers :-)

Sep-12-07  QuidProQuo: How come that this Anderssen played against someone like Kasparov, because he is not good enough
Sep-12-07  euripides: <quid> Anderssen was so traumatised by losing to Murphy that he lived another century and changed his name. This is a remarkable performance for a 150-year old player.
Sep-12-07  QuidProQuo: No euriprides you are mistaken that is another Very famous player who you think about...
Sep-12-07  euripides: <euriprides> you must be thinking of my long-lost cousin in Delos. How is he these days ?
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  keypusher: <Euripides, Euriprides> Knock it off, both of you. And leave poor Murphy be.
Sep-14-07  metatron2: <euripides> great idea! I think this is a winning line since after rf6 white also threatens d8=Q if the rook moves from the d file (with Rd4 & Re4+ for example).

by the way, thx for your comment about clearer notation, I fully agree

Feb-03-09  rauan.sagit: On the final position. 50 ... Rxb5 51. Bxb5 Rd6 offers white the option 52. d5

The game could continue 52 ... Rb6 53. Rg2 Rxb5 54. e7+ Ke8 55. Rg8+ Kd7 56. e8=Q+ Kc7 57. Qxb5.

Black will be forced to make a move. Moving the knight gives away the e5 square for the white King. Moving the rook away from the 6-th row allows e6-e7 mate or e6-e7 check followed by a Rook check on g8 and e8=Q+.

Feb-03-09  rauan.sagit: Actually Black had a more stubborn defence.

50 ... Rxb5 51. Bxb5 Rd6 52. d5 Rb6 53. Rg2 Nh6! 54. Be2 Rb2 55. Rxf2 Ng4+ 56. Bxg4 Rxf2 57. Bf5. This position seems to be winning for white. 57...Ke8 58. d6 b5 59. e7 and Black is in trouble.

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