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Ulf Andersson vs Garry Kasparov
Moscow Interzonal (1982), Moscow URS, rd 9, Sep-18
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense Closed Line (E95)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jul-31-07  valiant: Hej! This is a famous game in Sweden. It's from the Interzonal in Moscow 1982 (14 players). Both players had 6 points when 8 rounds where played. Kasparov made the draw offer and sometimes I think Andersson is almost too kind... The game is annotated by gm Brynell at http://www.schackforum.se/gamla/And...
Jul-31-07  AlexandraThess: Interesting game. I think that Mr. Andersson could have punished Kasparov for his unsound play in this game.
Jul-31-07  Rama: "28. ... d3+,"

Is this a rare example of checking oneself? Ulf seems aggressive here, but he was younger then.

Feb-10-08  KingG: It's interesting to see that Kasparov played 6...Nbd7, no doubt in order to avoid Andersson's usual exchange variation after 6...e5 7.dxe5.
Feb-11-08  PAWNTOEFOUR: i took crafty out and it evaluated the final position at +2.01 in favor of white and after the line crafty played that advantage increased to +4.30.........so why the draw?
Feb-11-08  Riverbeast: <so why the draw?>

Andersson seemed to value draws more than wins, judging from his style of play. He probably saw the complications and dedided to bail out.

Unless he was in intense time pressure I don't understand why he took the draw. Isn't white winning comfortably after something like 29. Re3 ?

<valiant> I could not read the Swedish annotations to this game. If they explain why Andersson took the draw, please share it with us.

Feb-11-08  percyblakeney: Andersson had four minutes left and chose the safety first approach. The Swedish comments speculate about what could have happened if Andersson had played on and won: Kasparov fails and disappears instead of winning the qualification easily, while Andersson goes on to face Karpov in a match that is stopped by Campomanes after 48 games for humanitarian reasons...
Feb-11-08  Riverbeast: <The Swedish comments speculate about what could have happened if Andersson had played on and won: Kasparov fails and disappears instead of winning the qualification easily>

Ah, so perhaps Andersson had a 'deal' with Kasparov :-)

If Anderssen had played Karpov, the match may have started with 48 straight draws...then after Campomanes stops it, Andersson would claim victory. "This was my strategy heading into the match!"

Feb-11-08  Brown: <Riverbeast>

<Andersson seemed to value draws more than wins>

This is a ridiculous statement.

<If Anderssen had played Karpov, the match may have started with 48 straight draws>

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Karpov vs Andersson +15 -2 =29

Feb-11-08
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  keypusher: <Kasparov fails and disappears instead of winning the qualification easily, while Andersson goes on to face Karpov in a match that is stopped by Campomanes after 48 games for humanitarian reasons...>

LOL! The fact that Andersson had four minutes left on the clock adequately explains the draw, I think.

The top two finishers in this tournament went on to the Candidates matches, another reason taking a draw with his co-leader probably made lots of sense to Andersson.

As it turned out Kasparov finished with 10, Beliavsky finished with 8.5, and Andersson and Tal finished with 8.

http://xoomer.alice.it/cserica/scac...

Feb-11-08  valiant: According to the text by gm Brynell; Kasparov was down to 7 min. left on the clock and Andersson had to do 12 moves within 4 min.

Feb-12-08
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  Open Defence: I think Kasparov's draw offer deserves a <!!> shows how shrewd the young contender was even then
Nov-04-13  valiant: Or perhaps: <☐Ā>, the only move ...
Oct-04-14  The17thPawn: Well Kasparov himself admitted that White is better here but must overcome complications. I believe his assessment was correct. The correct path for white eludes me after cursory analysis.
Dec-21-16  Howard: Perhaps one reason Andersson let Kasparov off the hook was because of allegations back then that the Swede did NOT want to qualify for the Candidates matches.

In other words, he apparently didn't want to have to go through the grueling process of the Candidates.

Timman mentioned this in a NIC article years agol

Oct-08-19
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  woldsmandriffield: Kasparovís career record against Andersson was 5-0 and this game was one of very few chances for Ulf to win a game. He should have declined the draw offer!

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