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Ulf Andersson vs Henry Robert Steel
Gibraltar Masters (2007), La Caleta GIB, rd 2, Jan-24
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defense (A33)  ·  1-0

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Jan-25-07  Ulhumbrus: 38..f6? loses a valuable tempo. With 39 Rc2! Ulf Andersson creates the threat of a Q side attack by Rc7+ and transforms, in just one move, Black's Q side pawn majority from a weapon into a target . After 44 Nd4+ White wins at least a pawn. On 44...Kd6 45 Rf7 threatens the fork 46 Rxf6+. It seems that Ulf Andersson is as accomplished in the art of endgame attacks as ever.
Jan-25-07  Prugno: Actually White wins a little more than a pawn... tbe line 44... Kd6 45. Nb5+ Ke6 46. f5 mate is 100% forced.
Jan-25-07  Ulhumbrus: <Prugno> Yes, that's why Black resigned. It means that 43 Kd4 has created this mating threat, and Black seems to have no answer to it. Therefore Black had to answer 42 Rc7+ by withdrawing the K. An instructive resource. At the cost of repetition, it seems that Ulf Andersson is as accomplished in the art of endgame attacks as ever.
Jan-26-07
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  Mateo: In the final position, Black has to sacrifice the exchange to avoid mate (44...Rxd4+). But what is amusing is that such a strong player as Andersson used to be missed before that a simple mate in 3 moves! 44.Ng7+ (more accurate than the move actually played) Kd6 45.Ne8+ Ke6 46.f5, MATE. So, I don't think is any longer as strong in the endings than he was in the past.
Dec-21-09  vdpandit: Forgetting his lapse (44 Ng7+!), Andersson demonstrates how to trap the King with the minimal forces. He is still a master even at the age of 55!
Dec-21-09
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  whiteshark: At least it answers the question of how much elo point difference is nessecary before 'Uffe' starts playing for a win.

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