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Ulf Andersson vs Peter Leko
Klooster Tournament (1996), Ter Apel NED, rd 3, Mar-20
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Knight Variation (A15)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-20-03  Benjamin Lau: This is one of the most instructive rook end games I have ever seen.
Apr-03-04  ruylopez900: What skill from Leko and Andersson. Applause! The endgame is truly mysterious... =D On a lighter note why does Leko continually decline to capture the White b4 pawn?
Apr-04-04  Thomas Nepper: a endgame after the book.
Andersson is just brilliant in these situations.
Apr-04-04  fred lennox: <Why Leko continually decline to capture the White b4 pawn?> Had he done so on move...66 he would of lost a rook 67 Rd6+, on ...82 the game with 83 Rh8#. Move...73 is trickier. I'll guess...73 Rxb4 74 Re8+...Kg7 75 e6...Re4 76 Rf7+...Kg6 77 Rg8+...Kh5 78 Rf1 giving white a won game.
Nov-27-06  sheaf: If there is a player who has truely mastered rook endings its andersson. amazing engame skills this man has
Feb-23-09  WhiteRook48: random rook endgames!
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  Mateo: One of Andersson best games.

83...Kg4? is losing for sure. As does 83...Rc6+? 84.Kf5 Kh7 85.Rh1+ Kg7 86.Reh8 with the winning threat R1h7+. But 83...Kh7! (only move) could hold, although there might be some sophisticated win I missed. At least, 83...Kh7 was more stubborn.

Apr-28-11  Wyatt Gwyon: "Our first game was played in 1996 and I had to admit defeat after 91 moves -- without really understanding what I had done wrong! I simply felt that my only problem was I had to defend that particular ending against Andersson and not against some other player."

-- Peter Leko in "Grandmaster Chess Strategy" (Great book by the way)

Aug-19-11  tonsillolith: It looks like White was having trouble breaking through until Black played <45...g5>
Aug-10-12  Cemoblanca: Just reading "Grandmaster Chess Strategy" by Jurgen Kaufeld & Guido Kern (Preface by Peter Leko [ What a coincidence :D ]). The reader is immersed in various phases of the game, for example: An advantage in space, The bishop pair, Fighting against the hedgehog, The art of defence, Rook endings (This chapter contains the most games of Mr. Andersson. Well, this is not a big surprise ;0)), etc. & simultaneously tries to fit in the footsteps of Mr. Andersson. To make a long story short: The whole book is gold worth. Absolutely recommended! :0)

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Jun-18-18  Omnipotent00001: 88. e6 white mates in 25 moves.
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