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|Aug-25-11|| ||Albertan: Chess: last of the brilliant Andersson manoeuvres. The positional master notes the seriousness of the situation – then fixes it:
|Aug-25-11|| ||Domdaniel: <WiseWizard> -- I think <micartouse> is right: there's no easy answer. And a *full* response would probably have to begin with something like "Well, once upon a time there was this thing called the Soviet Union, whose citizens played chess and built space rockets in their struggle against capitalism ..."|
<Albertan> Thanks for the Guardian link. For three or four weeks now, chess columnists King and Bennett have been looking at Ulf's games. Highly illuminating stuff -- especially as Danny King is a GM who shows some Andersson influences, and Ronan Bennett is a club player/ expert who admits that Andersson-style positional play is usually beyond him.
|Aug-25-11|| ||Ziggurat: <Grattis till Mister Andersson, som är egentligen inte en herr.>|
(P.S. If I may be a grammar Nazi, the proper word order is <... som egentligen inte är ...>)
|Aug-27-11|| ||Domdaniel: <Zig> I thought, perhaps wrongly, that 'herr' sounded too, well, Teutonic (and lordly). Of course your word order is better. To use a word feared by non-grammar-Nazis (grammar non-Nazis?) it may even be *correct*.|
How about 'Doctor Andersson'? He's probably got an honorary doctorate at least - and if not it can still be used as an honorific, Italian-style.
|Feb-13-12|| ||Fusilli: <Domdaniel> ... <and if not it can still be used as an honorific, Italian-style.>|
What do you mean? Do Italians use the title without regard for proper credentials?
|Feb-24-12|| ||wordfunph: Ulf's love story..
<The following story of how Ulf met his wife is, I am certain, slightly exaggerated. He was playing in Cuba. At the end of the tournament, they were going back to the hotel by bus. "Why didn't you ever speak to that girl who sat looking at your games all the time?" somebody asked. "Stop the bus!" Ulf cried. He got off, married the girl and wasn't seen again in Europe for a year.>
Source: Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament London 1980 by Bill Hartston & Stewart Reuben
|Feb-24-12|| ||King Death: As far as I know Andersson was a trainer in Cuba for a year back about 1975 or 76 and that's when he met and married his wife.|
|Feb-24-12|| ||whiteshark: Is there an Open in the next time?|
|Feb-24-12|| ||Ziggurat: <Dom> Oops, hadn't visited this page in a while. "Herr" ("mister") sounds quite formal, like pre-1960s Swedish, so you are right, in a way. But it's not *formally* wrong.|
|Feb-24-12|| ||Birthday Boy: Nice share <wordfunph> :)|
|Apr-25-12|| ||Llawdogg: That's a hilarious love story!|
|Jun-27-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Andersson!|
|Jun-27-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy 61st Birthday, GM Andersson!
|Jun-27-12|| ||waustad: 61, the prime of life!|
|Aug-10-12|| ||Cemoblanca: Mr. Andersson is a very calm guy. As they say: "We must look at the circumstances and not be too hasty." Here is a very fine example >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEso...|
0:34 - A film clip tells more than 1000 words! :0) That's the way he is: Anders(son). Anders (German) = Different ;0)
|Aug-10-12|| ||Cemoblanca: <wordfunph> P.S. :D :D :D|
|Aug-10-12|| ||Cemoblanca: ULF ANDERSSON: “When you put your heart in something and when it does not go how you wish, then you suffer.”|
|May-18-14|| ||offramp: A fine player with some great wins but only a seriously deranged mental patient would buy a book of his collected games.|
|May-18-14|| ||perfidious: When going straight for the little toe, as John Nunn once put it, appears to be the preferred option, excitement is not high on the menu.|
That said, here are some games of interest by Andersson which are not among his notables listed above:
G Timmerman vs Ulf Andersson, 1994
K Janetschek vs Ulf Andersson, 1977
|May-18-14|| ||offramp: The game against Karpov, at Milan in 1975, is stunning - a real all-time gem. But even there the opening/early middle-game is that slow-motion, hyper-coordinated manoeuvering Hedgehog Sicilian that I have seen Andersson play a hundred times.|
I admire him for his achievements and many of his games but when he sits down at a chess board he must think something like, "Here we go! Another six hour yawnathon! Grrrreat!!"
|Jun-27-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 63rd birthday to GM Ulf Andersson.|
|Jun-27-14|| ||parisattack: <Penguincw: Happy 63rd birthday to GM Ulf Andersson.>|
Yes, indeed! His 'Grandmaster Chess Strategy' is one of my favorite chess books of recent times. The Amazon reviews seem to concur.
|Feb-12-15|| ||Volmac: From an interview with Ulf Andersson (1977):
<Will you play for a win?>
<Will you play for a draw, then?>
<But what will you play for?>
- I'll play for fun.
|Feb-12-15|| ||Caissanist: I wonder what the record for most consecutive draws between two players is. Per this database, Andersson and Zoltan Ribli have played 31 consecutive draws (the last decisive result between them was in 1973). I can't think of any other pair of players who have come close to that, er, achievement.|
|Feb-13-15|| ||offramp: Not in the same league as your example, but the Kosintsevas drew their first 18 games, mostly very quickly. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
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