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|Jun-27-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 63rd birthday to GM Ulf Andersson.|
|Jun-27-14|| ||parisattack: <Penguincw: Happy 63rd birthday to GM Ulf Andersson.>|
Yes, indeed! His 'Grandmaster Chess Strategy' is one of my favorite chess books of recent times. The Amazon reviews seem to concur.
|Feb-12-15|| ||Volmac: From an interview with Ulf Andersson (1977):
<Will you play for a win?>
<Will you play for a draw, then?>
<But what will you play for?>
- I'll play for fun.
|Feb-12-15|| ||Caissanist: I wonder what the record for most consecutive draws between two players is. Per this database, Andersson and Zoltan Ribli have played 31 consecutive draws (the last decisive result between them was in 1973). I can't think of any other pair of players who have come close to that, er, achievement.|
|Feb-13-15|| ||offramp: Not in the same league as your example, but the Kosintsevas drew their first 18 games, mostly very quickly. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
|Apr-08-15|| ||CountryGirl: Before you write off the 'drawing master', do as parisattack and I have and read 'Grandmaster Chess Strategy'. It is one of the best books of the last 10 years (truly!). It has many of Ulf's best games, which are smooth and logical. But unlike Karpov (say), their style can be copied by ordinary players, me included. I guess that makes me a 'seriously deranged mental patient' Offramp! :)|
|Apr-08-15|| ||offramp: To be fair, Ulf Andersson did come out with my favorite chess quote of all time. It's about hanging pawns:
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<"The trouble with hanging pawns is that if you accidentally lose one you are left with a isolated pawn, and that's worse!">
LOL!! That is brilliant!
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <Black's d5-square is too weak> - (on the Dragon variation) - Ulf Andersson.|
|Feb-05-16|| ||dehanne: Mark Hamill lookalike.|
|Feb-05-16|| ||MissScarlett: Based on the recent Star Wars, looks more like Carrie Fisher.|
|Jun-27-16|| ||waustad: Happy 65th!|
|Jan-04-17|| ||shalgo: From readings "Grandmaster Chess Strategy," one thing emerged for me: although Andersson is very much a positional player, he is not a static player. On the contrary, many of the endgames in the book are characterized by his attempts to maximize the activity of his pieces rather than by static positional advantages or material advantages. A fascinating book.|
|Jun-27-17|| ||Ironmanth: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster! You have provided us with many fascinating games over these years. Sincerest thanks!|
|Jun-27-17|| ||Howard: From the mid-70's to the mid-80's, Anddersson was clearly one of the strongest players never to make it to the Candidates stage. There was speculation back then that perhaps one reason was because he simply didn't WANT to qualify.|
Someone briefly mentioned this theory in Chess Life once, but I don't recall who.
Not only that, New in Chess once touched about this idea when presenting the final position in a game Andersson played against Kasparov at the Moscow 1982 interzonal. In this rather well-known encounter, Andersson offered a draw.....in a winning position for him! Kasparov, naturally, accepted.
|Jun-27-17|| ||keypusher: <Someone briefly mentioned this theory in Chess Life once, but I don't recall who.>|
Larry Christensen did, in his article about the 1982 Moscow interzonal.
|Jun-27-17|| ||schnarre: ...Happy 66th!|
|Nov-17-17|| ||Ilkka Salonen: His birthplace Västerås means West ridge. Thank you chessgames. I was just thinking yesterday if it was Västerås or Västeräs.|
|Feb-03-18|| ||south tex: While browsing followchess I learned that Ulf is presently playing in the Montevideo Open in Uruguay! Does anyone have information on how this came about?|
|Mar-31-18|| ||south tex: He is now playing in AAG tournament in Netherlands Games on follow chess|
|Mar-31-18|| ||whiteshark: Can't wait to find 9 more quick GM draws with Uffe in this database.|
|Mar-31-18|| ||Caissanist: If he ever plays in a tournament with Ribli again, they really need to put that game in ChessBookie.|
|Mar-23-19|| ||Fusilli: Nice photo of young Ulf:
I think I'd prefer players' pages to have photos of the players while on their prime, whenever those photos are available.
|Aug-31-19|| ||siggemannen: There's a newly released book about Ulf in swedish: https://schack.se/extra-ny-svensk-b...|
For those interested to buy, you can get it for a cool 30$ here: http://sportforlaget.com/schackets-...
|Sep-30-19|| ||Diademas: From the article: <During the 1972-82 period he was in the World's top ten>|
This seems to be incorrect.
Anderson's first top 10 on the rating list comes in 1982 and the last in 1991. His best placement being #4 on both lists in 1983.
|Sep-30-19|| ||ewan14: Brilliant victory over Karpov in 1975 which IIRC led to Karpov's comment about
Andersson not moving his pieces beyond the third rank|
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