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Garry Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson
"Ulf's Bane" (game of the day Nov-16-2017)
Interpolis 5th (1981), Tilburg NED, rd 8, Oct-11
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian. Andersson Variation (E12)  ·  1-0



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Nov-17-17  Magpye: And don't forget that even Capablanca lost in this variation: Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930
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  Once: <Magpye: So he's following the rules that Lasker laid down on development.>

Yup. The surprising thing is that his opponents presumably knew the same rules but didn't manage to follow them quite so well...

Nov-17-17  cormier: 1) +0.14 (33 ply) 3.g3

2) +0.12 (33 ply) 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 O-O 7.e3 h6 8.Bh4 Be6 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.Qxc3 Bf5 11.Bd3 Bxd3 12.Qxd3 c6 13.Ne2 Nbd7 14.O-O Re8 15.Rac1 Rc8 16.Rfd1 Qb6 17.b3 Qb5 18.Qxb5 cxb5 19.Bxf6 Nxf6 20.h3

3) +0.09 (33 ply) 3.Nf3 b6 4.a3 Be7 5.d5 Ba6 6.e3 O-O 7.Nc3 Re8 8.Be2 exd5 9.cxd5 c6 10.b4 Bxe2 11.Qxe2 b5 12.O-O a5 13.bxa5 Rxa5 14.Bb2 Na6 15.Rfd1 Qc7 16.e4 Bd6 17.Re1 Qb8 18.dxc6 dxc6 19.Kh1 Nd7 20.Rad1

1.5 hour analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-17-17  cormier: 1) +0.14 (33 ply) 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Bxd2+ 7.Qxd2 O-O 8.Nc3 d5 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.O-O Qe7 11.Rad1 Rfd8 12.Qc2 c6 13.f4 c5 14.e3 Rac8 15.Rfe1 h6 16.Rd2 Nf8 17.dxc5 Qxc5 18.Qa4 Ra8 19.Qd1 Rac8 20.Nb5

2) +0.08 (33 ply) 4.a3 Bb7 5.Nc3 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bf4 Bd6 8.Bxd6 Qxd6 9.e3 O-O 10.Be2 c6 11.O-O Nbd7 12.h3 h6 13.b4 a5 14.Qb3 Rfb8 15.Rfb1 Re8 16.Bd3 Ne4 17.Ne2 Qe7 18.Rc1 Nd6 19.Qb2 axb4 20.axb4 g6

2.0 hour analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-17-17  cormier: 1) =0.00 (29 ply) 5...d5 6.Bg5 Be7 7.cxd5 exd5 8.e3 O-O 9.Bd3 h6 10.Bf4 c5 11.O-O Nc6 12.h3 Bd6 13.Bxd6 Qxd6 14.dxc5 bxc5 15.b4 cxb4 16.Nb5 Qb8 17.axb4 a6 18.Nbd4 Nxb4 19.Nf5 a5 20.h4

2) +0.16 (28 ply) 5...d6 6.Bf4 Be7 7.h3 Nbd7 8.e3 Ne4 9.Nxe4 Bxe4 10.Bd3 Bb7 11.O-O f5 12.Bg3 O-O 13.Bc2 c5 14.Ba4 h6 15.b4 a5 16.dxc5 bxc5 17.Bxd6 Nb6 18.Bxc5 Qxd1 19.Bxd1 Bxc5 20.bxc5 Nxc4

3) +0.17 (28 ply) 5...h6 6.Bf4 Nh5 7.Bd2 Nf6 8.Rc1 Be7 9.d5 exd5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 Bxd5 12.Bc3 Bxf3 13.gxf3 O-O 14.Qd2 Bf6 15.Rg1 d5 16.Bxf6 Qxf6 17.Rxc7 Na6 18.Rd7 Nc5 19.Rxd5 Nb3 20.Qc3 Qxc3+ 21.bxc3 Rfc8 22.Rd7 Rxc3

15.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-17-17  cormier: 1) +0.31 (28 ply) 7.Bf4 d6 8.e3 Bb7 9.Bd3 Be7 10.e4 Nd7 11.Be3 Bf6 12.Qc2 O-O 13.O-O c5 14.d5 h6 15.Rae1 Rc8 16.h3 Ne5 17.Nxe5 Bxe5 18.b4 Bd4 19.Qa4 a5 20.Bd2 axb4 21.axb4 cxb4

2) +0.22 (28 ply) 7.e3

3) +0.06 (27 ply) 7.b3 Be7 8.e3 O-O 9.Bd3 d5 10.O-O Nd7 11.Bb2 c5 12.cxd5 Bxd5 13.Bc4 Bxc4 14.bxc4 Qc7 15.Qd3 Rfd8 16.Rac1 Nf6 17.Rfd1 Qb7 18.d5 exd5 19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.cxd5 Bb2

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-17-17  cormier: 1) +0.22 (31 ply) 7...Bb7

3.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-17-17  cormier: 1) +0.58 (32 ply) 8...Be7 9.Bg2 c6 10.e4 O-O 11.Nb1 d6 12.O-O Nd7 13.f4 h6 14.Nc3 Rc8 15.Be3 f5 16.d5 cxd5 17.exd5 e5 18.Nb5 Ra8 19.fxe5 Nxe5 20.Bf4 Bf6 21.b3 Nf7 22.Nd4 Re8 23.Ne6 Qd7 24.Re1 Ne5 25.Nd4

10.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-17-17  cormier: 1) +0.25 (33 ply) 9...e5 10.d5 Na5 11.Bg2 Bd6 12.O-O O-O 13.b4 Nb7 14.Ne4 Bxe4 15.Bxe4 f5 16.Bg2 e4 17.Bd2 Qe7 18.Qb3 a5 19.Rab1 Ra7 20.Bc3 Rfa8 21.Ra1 Be5 22.c5 d6 23.Bxe5 Qxe5 24.c6 Nd8 25.b5 Nf7 26.a4 Qf6 27.f3 exf3 28.Bxf3

10.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-17-17  cormier: 1) +0.70 (34 ply) 10.h4 h6 11.b4 Be7 12.Bb2 Na7 13.Bg2 d5 14.O-O O-O 15.Qb3 c6 16.e4 Bf6 17.Rfd1 a5 18.Qf3 Be7 19.cxd5 cxd5 20.exd5 exd5 21.h5 Bh7 22.Qxd5 Qxd5 23.Bxd5 Rad8 24.Bb7 Nb5 25.Nc4 Nd6 26.Nxd6 Rxd6 27.Bg2

10.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

Nov-17-17  cunctatorg: Back at 1983-1984 Garry Kasparov was the second player of the world with a clear gap from the third one, perhaps Viktor Korchnoi and the fourth one, perhaps Alexander Beliavsky!

Back then Anatoly Karpov was the first chessplayer of the world with a great difference from the second one, Garry Kasparov!

Imagine the might and strength of Karpov's chess back then!!

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  Richard Taylor: <Olavi: <Richard Taylor: Ulf does mean wolf (I believe).> Yes, it's an archaic Scandinavian word for which in modern Swedish is varg. In the classic Learn from the Grandmasters (ed. Keene) the chapter on Andersson's game is titled Ulf in Sheep's Clothing.>

Interesting. Anderson was one of the top GMs and when the NZ GM Murray Chandler had a column in the 80s in our local Listener, he commented that people confused him with Anderson as he is or was fair haired....but perhaps not of the same style.

I played a game online against Anderson. He won. I think it was about 8 minutes each. Also on the same day one against Seirawan who also won. But both games were reasonable struggles.

This opening is annoying to face but I don't think Black needs to fear it...I just requires preparation. But it is one of the better ways of handling the Nimzo or QI....

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  Richard Taylor: <Magpye: <Once: Kasparov does that Kasparov thing again. He is first to castle, first to park a rook on an important file and first to connect his rooks by getting his minor pieces and queen off the back rank. Playing through a lot of his games, it's astonishing how often he is the first to get his rooks working. The tactics and strategic pressure soon follow.> So he's following the rules that Lasker laid down on development.>

Capablanca, given the massive preparation Kasparov went in for, if he matched it, would have soon held his own. Kasparov was a great player but his preparation of systems and openings was huge. Anderson was up against a big team...Maybe only Alekhine, Botvinnik and Fischer worked so hard on chess at all stages.

Apr-08-18  siggemannen: I think it's Ulv which means wolf (see varulv, Fenrisulven etc), but yeah, same difference. This is one my favorite games of all times, because of d5 and Andersson's reaction after this game
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  HeMateMe: great game! What was Ulf's reaction?
Apr-08-18  Howard: His "reaction" might not have been printable in a family-friendly website.
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  Retireborn: <HMM> According to Bob Wade's (I think) book, "I will not play with Kasparov anymore!" & stopped the clocks.
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  MissScarlett: Wasn't that Tony Miles?
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  Retireborn: <MissS> I think Miles said something about a monster with a thousand eyes, or thereabouts.
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  MissScarlett: People have been known to say more than one thing. I will check.
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  Fusilli: <Retireborn: <HMM> According to Bob Wade's (I think) book, "I will not play with Kasparov anymore!" & stopped the clocks.>

If memory serves, Anthony Saidy says the same in The March of Chess Ideas.

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  perfidious: Have never seen Wade's work, but Schiller mentioned this, as he did Miles' <a monster with a thousand eyes!>.
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  MissScarlett: Andersson it was. Wade's <Fighting Chess> (Batsford, 3.e. 1988) has <Notes by Kasparov, Petrosian and Schiller>, so pick the bones out of that. To my mind, given this was only Andersson's third game with Kasparov, and his first defeat, there has to be some doubt over the authenticity of the quote.
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  Retireborn: <MissS> I always assumed that it was just a dramatic way of resigning, not a statement of intention never to play Kasparov again.
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  MissScarlett: I don't doubt the hyperbole, only its occasioning.
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