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|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...|
|Apr-08-15|| ||CountryGirl: Before you write off the 'drawing master', do as parisattack and I have and read 'Grandmaster Chess Strategy'. It is one of the best books of the last 10 years (truly!). It has many of Ulf's best games, which are smooth and logical. But unlike Karpov (say), their style can be copied by ordinary players, me included. I guess that makes me a 'seriously deranged mental patient' Offramp! :)|
|Apr-08-15|| ||offramp: To be fair, Ulf Andersson did come out with my favorite chess quote of all time. It's about hanging pawns:
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<"The trouble with hanging pawns is that if you accidentally lose one you are left with a isolated pawn, and that's worse!">
LOL!! That is brilliant!
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <Black's d5-square is too weak> - (on the Dragon variation) - Ulf Andersson.|
|Feb-05-16|| ||dehanne: Mark Hamill lookalike.|
|Feb-05-16|| ||MissScarlett: Based on the recent Star Wars, looks more like Carrie Fisher.|
|Jun-27-16|| ||waustad: Happy 65th!|
|Jan-04-17|| ||shalgo: From readings "Grandmaster Chess Strategy," one thing emerged for me: although Andersson is very much a positional player, he is not a static player. On the contrary, many of the endgames in the book are characterized by his attempts to maximize the activity of his pieces rather than by static positional advantages or material advantages. A fascinating book.|
|Jun-27-17|| ||Ironmanth: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster! You have provided us with many fascinating games over these years. Sincerest thanks!|
|Jun-27-17|| ||Howard: From the mid-70's to the mid-80's, Anddersson was clearly one of the strongest players never to make it to the Candidates stage. There was speculation back then that perhaps one reason was because he simply didn't WANT to qualify.|
Someone briefly mentioned this theory in Chess Life once, but I don't recall who.
Not only that, New in Chess once touched about this idea when presenting the final position in a game Andersson played against Kasparov at the Moscow 1982 interzonal. In this rather well-known encounter, Andersson offered a draw.....in a winning position for him! Kasparov, naturally, accepted.
|Jun-27-17|| ||keypusher: <Someone briefly mentioned this theory in Chess Life once, but I don't recall who.>|
Larry Christensen did, in his article about the 1982 Moscow interzonal.
|Jun-27-17|| ||schnarre: ...Happy 66th!|
|Nov-17-17|| ||Ilkka Salonen: His birthplace Västerås means West ridge. Thank you chessgames. I was just thinking yesterday if it was Västerås or Västeräs.|
|Feb-03-18|| ||south tex: While browsing followchess I learned that Ulf is presently playing in the Montevideo Open in Uruguay! Does anyone have information on how this came about?|
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