|Jul-20-03|| ||Benjamin Lau: This is one of the most instructive rook end games I have ever seen. |
|Apr-03-04|| ||ruylopez900: What skill from Leko and Andersson. Applause! The endgame is truly mysterious... =D On a lighter note why does Leko continually decline to capture the White b4 pawn? |
|Apr-04-04|| ||Thomas Nepper: a endgame after the book.
Andersson is just brilliant in these situations.
|Apr-04-04|| ||fred lennox: <Why Leko continually decline to capture the White b4 pawn?> Had he done so on move...66 he would of lost a rook 67 Rd6+, on ...82 the game with 83 Rh8#. Move...73 is trickier. I'll guess...73 Rxb4 74 Re8+...Kg7 75 e6...Re4 76 Rf7+...Kg6 77 Rg8+...Kh5 78 Rf1 giving white a won game. |
|Nov-27-06|| ||sheaf: If there is a player who has truely mastered rook endings its andersson. amazing engame skills this man has|
|Feb-23-09|| ||WhiteRook48: random rook endgames!|
|Oct-03-09|| ||Mateo: One of Andersson best games.
83...Kg4? is losing for sure. As does 83...Rc6+? 84.Kf5 Kh7 85.Rh1+ Kg7 86.Reh8 with the winning threat R1h7+. But 83...Kh7! (only move) could hold, although there might be some sophisticated win I missed. At least, 83...Kh7 was more stubborn.
|Apr-28-11|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: "Our first game was played in 1996 and I had to admit defeat after 91 moves -- without really understanding what I had done wrong! I simply felt that my only problem was I had to defend that particular ending against Andersson and not against some other player."|
-- Peter Leko in "Grandmaster Chess Strategy" (Great book by the way)
|Aug-19-11|| ||tonsillolith: It looks like White was having trouble breaking through until Black played <45...g5>|
|Aug-10-12|| ||Cemoblanca: Just reading "Grandmaster Chess Strategy" by Jurgen Kaufeld & Guido Kern (Preface by Peter Leko [ What a coincidence :D ]). The reader is immersed in various phases of the game, for example: An advantage in space, The bishop pair, Fighting against the hedgehog, The art of defence, Rook endings (This chapter contains the most games of Mr. Andersson. Well, this is not a big surprise ;0)), etc. & simultaneously tries to fit in the footsteps of Mr. Andersson. To make a long story short: The whole book is gold worth. Absolutely recommended! :0)|
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