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Garry Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson
"Ulf's Bane" (game of the day Mar-28-2007)
Interpolis 5th (1981), Tilburg NED, rd 8, Oct-11
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian. Andersson Variation (E12)  ·  1-0

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Aug-14-07  thesonicvision: got a 50 on guess the move; 8 above par.
*shrugs shoulders*
Aug-15-07  geraldo8187: i would have finished over par if it didn't translate my 29. bh6 as b-pawn takes h6. ughh
Aug-15-07  Gameoverziggy: got 57 on guess a move, found a nice little combo for white and when i tried it i lost 2 points but i'm sure it works
Aug-16-07  geraldo8187: there was a spassky game that i played and when i guess the move that spassky made, i was right, but apparently its a mistake because i lost points on it!
Aug-19-07  sanyas: I feel that this would have been a harder guess the move than Tal-Lutikov, had I not already been familiar with it.
Aug-20-07  Monkey King: Also got a 57, although the computer robbed me like 5 times.
Dec-03-08  ChessApplet: yay! got 54
May-04-09  hidude: Yes! Above par! (52)
Mar-09-10  rapidcitychess: 57 yay! I'm pretty good!
Mar-09-10  rapidcitychess: Ne4? That is a poor move in the Petrosian.I thought Qc2 but you would be a tempo down.
Mar-09-10  Bobwhoosta: Simply dynamic!!!
Dec-18-10  WhiteRook48: i would want to play 26 Rxe7...
Apr-13-11  LIFE Master AJ: I just played "Guess-The-Move." I scored 66 points. (I probably saw this game years ago, about half my score was memory.)

They have an interesting feature. When Black played ...Ra7; I liked 24.Bd4, but it was not as forceful as Kasparov's move. However, I got full socre for Bd4, because its not a bad move either.

I missed a few moves early on, but once the game got going - I sort of fell into a groove.

Apr-13-11  LIFE Master AJ: I did not get 7.Nd2, I chose 7.e3 instead.
Aug-05-11  Cdorf: i scored 46 in get the move. not bad i think
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  Fusilli: This was one of the first Kasparov games I ever saw, and I still remember my feeling of amazement. Until then I had mostly seen pawn sacs for immediate obvious compensation or attack, but Kasparov sacrificed pawns for dynamic position and persistent (even slow) initiative. When many of us are apprehensive of sacrificing pawns thinking we may not get enough attack or initiative, I think Kasparov tended to think "so what? What can he do while I build up a slow but crushing attack?"

Very impressive game, twice so considering the rock-solid opponent.

Aug-05-11  crazyedmen: why not 24 ..:Bxf6? After 25 Qg6 ; Kf8 I do not see a direct win.

And even 29 ..;Nxh6 will loose the knight + rook, but black will gain the pawn on a3 and has a fighting chance?

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  Sastre: <crazyedmen: why not 24 ..:Bxf6? After 25 Qg6 ; Kf8 I do not see a direct win. And even 29 ..;Nxh6 will loose the knight + rook, but black will gain the pawn on a3 and has a fighting chance?>

24...Bxf6 25.Qg6+ Kf8 26.Bxf6 gxf6 27.Re6 wins.

If 29...Nxh6, 30.Qg7+ Ke8 31.Qxh8+ Kd7 32.Qxh6 Rxa3 33.Rg7 .

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  Fusilli: <crazyedmen> I think that if 24...Bxf6 then 25.Qg6+ Kf8 26.Bxf6 gxf6 27.Re6:

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May-06-12  Blunderdome: Great game. I guess Garry was 18 at the time?
May-10-12  DanielBryant: I wonder if Kasparov already had the d5 sac in his mind when he played 10.b4. The position required vigorous play on White's part just to avoid Black clamping down on the kingside (such as by cycling the knight to c4), and it's remarkable how Black's position suddenly implodes after the d5 sac disrupts the harmony of Black's pieces.
Jul-09-12  The Last Straw: got 43 on guess the move
Sep-30-12  WiseWizard: Brute force, levels and levels above the competition, modern Morphy.
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  morfishine: Powerful attacking game by Kasparov

A positional lemon by Andersson

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  Zugged: This game was crystal clear for me- in a variation i like as White. 71 on guess the move Ulf must have had a long night before this one
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