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GM Ulf Andersson (2535);
r1b2rk1/1pq1bppp/p1nppn2/8/3NPP2/P1N1B3/1PP1B1PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 11
Gopal, Lanka, Balashov and Yurtaev are just a few of the masters that have won on the White side of this position.
According to the new Fritz PB, this is probably White's most popular option here.
r1b2rk1/1pq1bppp/p1nppn2/8/3NPP2/P1N1B3/1PP1B1PP/R3QRK1 b - - 0 11
The idea is to transfer the WQ over to the King-side for a strong attack in that sector.
[ The move of: RR 11.Kh1, was the second option. ]
Sooner or later, Black has to swap off a couple of sets of minor pieces ...
13.Qg3 Bb7; 14.Rae1!?,
Not sure about this one ... I guess that this would be OK, if White's plan was Bd3, and attack ...
since the d-file would be blocked by many of White's pieces. (>/= 14.Rad1 - Fritz 12.)
[ 14.Bf3, "+/=" A.J.G. ]
White proceeds as planned, ECO gives 15.Kh1 here.
Now Fritz is showing that
Black should play 15...Rad8; with plans of possibly ...d5; coming up soon.
Judging from Fritz's reaction, this is premature for Black.
This was OK, but maybe not the very best here for White.
[ An improvement was: >/= 17.Qf3!
Otherwise, Black dropped a Pawn for nothing.
18.Nd5! Bxd5T; 19.exd5 Bc5T; 20.Bxh7+! Kxh7;
21.Qxh5+ Kg8; 22.Bxc5 Qxc5+;
23.Rf2 f6; 24.Rd1 Rfd8; 25.Qg4, '±' (Maybe " +/- ")
r2r2k1/6p1/p4p2/1pqPp3/6Q1/P7/1PP2RPP/3R2K1 b - - 0 25
White is a solid Pawn up. ]
Take a look:
r4rk1/2q1bppp/p1b5/1p2p2n/3BP3/P1NB3Q/1PP3PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 18
A very complex position.
This passive retreat completely ruins White's game!
[ Much better was:
>/= 18.Nd5 Bxd5T; 19.exd5 exd4; 20.Rf5! Nf4; 21.Rxf4 g6; 22.Qh6, "~" (Approx. equal.)
r4rk1/2q1bp1p/p5pQ/1p1P4/3p1R2/P2B4/1PP3PP/4R1K1 b - - 0 22
According to the chess engines, the position has level chances, although I would rather play White - in this position. ]
Now Black is slightly better, although not by much.
(Probably - '?')
Now White is just blindly lashing out ... ... ...
[ Definitely better was:
>/= 19.Bh6 Rfe8; 20.Kh1 Bf8; "~" (unclear)
when Black's chances are to be preferred here. ]
A horrible blunder ...
r4rk1/2q1bp1p/p1b3pQ/1p2p3/4PnP1/P1NBB3/1PP4P/4RRK1 b - - 0 20
Black to move.
[ White had to play something like the following line:
20.Qg3 Rad8; 21.Bxf4 exf4; 22.Qxf4 Bd6; 23.Qd2 Rfe8; "/+"
3rr1k1/2q2p1p/p1bb2p1/1p6/4P1P1/P1NB4/1PPQ3P/4RRK1 w - - 0 24
however, in this particular position, Black is much better. ]
The rest of the game does not interest me. (Andersson always had pretty good technique.)
21.Bxf4 Bxh6; 22.Bxh6 Rfe8; 23.Rf3 Qe7; 24.Ref1 Qh4; 25.g5 Qg4+;
26.Kh1 Ra7; 27.h3 Qc8;
28.Kh2 Qa8; 29.Rf6 Rd7; 30.R1f2 Red8; 31.h4 Qb7; 32.a4 Rd6; 33.R6f3 R8d7; 34.axb5 axb5; 35.Kg3 b4;
36.Nd5 Bxd5; 37.exd5 Qxd5; 38.b3 e4; 39.Bc4 Qe5+; 40.Rf4 e3; "-/+"
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This page was first generated in: January, 2011.(Posted on: January 11th, 2011.) This game was last edited, altered or saved on: May 10, 2014 06:04 AM .