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Jan Timman vs Ulf Andersson
Phillips & Drew GLC Kings (1984), London ENG, rd 5, May-01
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  1-0



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Oct-17-04  GBKnight: Very nice positional squeeze from Timman. Of course at the end the a pawn queens after 42Bxc8 Nd6 43 Bxb7 !
Sep-01-06  euripides: A very impressive game. Timman's play against Black's White-squared bishop recalls some of Karpov's play against the IQP.

Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973

But in Karpov's case,material was equal. It takes very good intitution indeed to see that White's positional edge is worth more than a pawn (if it is). Could Black have improved after move 23 ?

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  Mateo: <euripides: Could Black have improved after move 23 ?> Andersson defended well until the last moves before the time control. 39... Kg8? was not good. He should have played before 39... gxf5. After 39. gxf5, Black holds with 39... Ke7. If then White tries the same idea, 40. Rc8, then Black answers 40... Rxc8 41. Bxc8 Nd6 42. Bc5 Kd8!. So White has to find something else. Maybe 40. Bc8.

Jan-01-19  Saniyat24: beautiful position on the board after Timman's 23.Ne2...White's position looks like sail-boat...while black's pawns and pieces are scattered fishes in the ocean of the 64 squared chess board...!
Dec-08-20  paulthebox: It is rare to see a pawn sacrifice in an endgame for longterm positional gains. I don’t think 39...gxf5 can save black; the open g-file only helps white: 40. gxf5 Ke7 41. Bc8 and now a) 41... Nd6 42. Rc7+ Ke8 (Kf8 43. Bc5 or Kc8 43. Rd7+ Kxc8 44. Rxd6 with mate) 43. Be6 with Rh7 to follow b) 41... Rb8 42. Ba7 Ra8 43. Bc5+ Kf7 (Kd8 44. Bxb8 Rxa5? 45. Bb6+) 44. Be6+ Kg7 45. Tg1+ intending Bf8 and Rg1-g6xh6 mate
Dec-08-20  areknames: < A very impressive game> I completely agree. I suppose that in order to beat Andersson in his heyday one had to play like Andersson.
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  keypusher: <areknames: < A very impressive game> I completely agree. I suppose that in order to beat Andersson in his heyday one had to play like Andersson.>

Not really.

Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981

Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976

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