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Ulf Andersson vs Jan Hein Donner
Amsterdam IBM (1979), Amsterdam NED, rd 13, Jul-28
English Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation. General (A11)  ·  1-0



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  Sneaky: I like 10.a3, it's sneaky. Of course it suggests this variation, suitable for blitz-chess:

10...Qxb2?? 11.Na3 "tee hee" 0-1

Sep-02-08  Ybrevo: <Sneaky> I guess you mean 11. Na4 trapping the Queen - and then 1-0 (not 0-1). Yes, the trap might work in blitz against a drunk opponent, but against a GM it is too obvious.
Apr-09-15  Volmac: "They're definitely a different kind of people, chess players nowadays. All through the entire tournament I've been dreading the final round, when I'd have to play little Ulf, with black. Such people used not to exist. We, the chess players of yesteryear, were complex-ridden. Great personalities is what we were, troublemakers and rude, feared and esteemed in our titanic conflict with society. Compare the smiles and chuckles emanating from this little Ulf when he is pushing you off the board - he could win a pawn at one point [31.♘xd5] to obtain an easily winning Knight ending, but he rather sacrificed one to obtain a trellis position that he thought was more fun! - with the grim violence of a Stahlberg. He was an eccentric too, but always argumentative; for every date, he could name five events from world history, and in the end, he drank himself to death in a hotel room in Leningrad. Now that is something I can understand, but today's youngsters I cannot understand. Or is the difference between Stahlberg and Andersson merely the difference between alcohol and hashish?"

J. H. Donner (1979)

Apr-09-15  sakredkow: That's hysterical Volmac. I'm curious what the source is for that. Thanks for posting it.
Apr-10-15  Volmac: The quote is from Donner's book "The King", the original article is from the Dutch magazine Skaakbulletin, august 1979.
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  SpaceRunner: Fantastic tale Volmac!

And a nice attack by Andersson!

Aug-26-19  RookLifter: Hilarious citation Volmac!
Really like this game
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  WTHarvey: Ends on a mate in 4.

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39. ?

if 39...♕g7 40.♕e8+

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