GM Master Class:Andersson,Ulf

Here is an instructive game from GM Andersson who wins a game that would otherwise go unnoticed as his opponent has no fancy title and posesses a modest club player’s rating. Yet there are many little things to be learned.

How does a GM win games he is supposed to?
What are the typical mistakes of the normal amateur?

Let us see the game.

Andersson,U (2582) – Mass,E (1966)
Closed Catalan 8.Qd3[E07]
15th OIBM Bad Wiessee GER (1.13), 29.10.2011
Black played the rare 8..dc giving up the d5 central point. This was met by solid practical play and the result was a roughly equal position.

Position 1
White has a well placed central Ne5/Ne4 knight pair while black has the passive bishop pair. What do you recommend for black?
-21…f6 kicking away at least one of those knight to start with. Then the passive Be8 can emerge on f7-g6 or h5 even
-21…a5 restraining the queenside
-Something else

Black to Play


Position 2
The knight pair has shuffled over from e5-e4 to c5-c4. What is next for white?
-24.h4 and if allowed h5 to clamp the kingside light squares
-24.b4 gaining space on the queenside
-Somthing else.

White to Play


Position 3
White has long range bishop to play against black knight. But the intended d-file invasion does not look possible and the c5 pawn clamp is being undermined. What should white do?

White to Play


Posted on December 8, 2012, in Andersson Ulf, GM Master Class. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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