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Anatoly Karpov vs Ulf Andersson
Interpolis 4th (1980), Tilburg NED, rd 7, Sep-27
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  1-0



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Aug-24-10  Everett: Both 16.c5 and 38.Nxc4 deserve attention, yet Andersson remains the only player who seems to create fortresses out of any kind of material. I don't know if black makes any mistakes, but white certainly had to work for it.
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  Eric Schiller: Here they face off in 1984 in London:
Aug-25-10  Everett: <Eric Schiller> If you have a photo that's accessible it would be much more helpful. Not everyone wants to be friends through facebook.
Aug-25-10  DoubtingThomas: Did Karpov play this line a lot? I can't immediately recall any other example. Funny, you'd have thought it suited Ulf more than it suited him.
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  Sastre: He only played it three times according to the database
Aug-26-10  DoubtingThomas: Thanks, that's interesting.
Dec-27-13  bkpov: why not 68.Rb7..?
am i smart or just a dumbo?
Dec-28-13  micartouse: <bkpov> I bet he overlooked it. Maybe he saw 68 ... Rxa6 as a response and ruled it out as needlessly complicated, but that also seems good for white.
Dec-28-13  micartouse: On second thought, I don't think white overlooked it. It's too much of a candidate move for that. I think he just felt it wasn't necessary.
Jan-02-14  bkpov: i think 68.Rb7! is a killer move, paves the way for the central pawn to progress unchallenged.
May-24-18  siggemannen: Took me a while to figure out that 38...Nxc4 doesn't win the piece due to 39.Rb8 and Qb8 at some point forces win of the a8-bishop
May-24-18  Toribio3: Andersson is an end game expert. He stubbornly resigned only on move number 82 when his position was really hopeless!
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  gezafan: OK, why can't black play 17...Re8-e7?
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  Honza Cervenka: <gezafan: OK, why can't black play 17...Re8-e7?> After 18.dxc5 black position is quite bad.
Sep-09-19  SChesshevsky: <gezafan> Black does go for giving up the exchange but gets a decently deep protected passed pawn threat and some exchanges to get some room. Which cg computer gives as workable compensation. Yes, black can save the exchange by moving the rook to e7 but after 18. dxc5 it's white who looks to get the deep protected passed pawn and most of the play with black cramped. Black probably noticeably worse and might easily go downhill from there.

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