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|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...|
|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.|
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