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Ulf Andersson vs Yasser Seirawan
Linares (1983), Linares ESP, rd 2, Feb-13
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Botvinnik System Reversed (A37)  ·  1-0



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Mar-14-09  xombie: whats going on here
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  sackman: A very thematic English - white maintains pressure on d5 and the queenside throughout the game. Andersson gives 21 ... Nb4? 22 R x b5! (a very natural exchange sacrifice) with a big plus for white, certainly black fails to get good counterplay.
Apr-15-11  harish22: 42 .. gf5 43. Bh3 and black's exposed king will be soon toasted by white's bishops and queen. White also has the passed a and d pawns to create diversions. A positional masterpiece.
Apr-16-11  Nilsson: I have not seen this game before.
Very instructive play by Ulf.
I guess that Seirawan had some time problem when he played 37...Qa4?? after 37...Ra2 he can still fight.
Like the former worldchampion Tigran V. Petrosian, Ulf has a speciality to sacrifice a rock for a bishop or a knight. /JN
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  fiercebadger: Ulf gets a piece and pawn for the exchange + better pieces, d5 control and a passed pawn. black just defends
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  Fusilli: <fiercebadger: Ulf gets a piece and pawn for the exchange + better pieces, d5 control and a passed pawn. black just defends> Not a piece. The piece is included in "exchange."

Very instructive positional exchange sac. Black is left with hardly anything useful to do.

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