ANDERSSON Ulf( chess-player)
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Biography ANDERSSON Ulf
Born June 27, 1951 in Vц╓sterц╔s.
International grandmaster since 1972
. Winner of international tournaments Gothenburg (1971), Kamagey (1974), Cienfuegos (1975), Buenos Aires (1978), Hastings (1979, 1980), Johannesburg (1981), Wijk aan Zee (1983), Rome (1985) , Sao Paulo (1986), Memorial Kottnauera (1995), Bar (1997).
. Divided the first place in Dortmund (1973), London (1982), Turin (1982), Reggio Emilia (1985/86), Rome (1986), Pamplona (1997)
Professional rating of 1 June 2002. - 2539
FIDE rating of 1 April 2002. - 2604
One of the main hopes of the West during the reign of the twelfth world champion Karpov, Ulf Andersson, Sweden's grand master has exceeded 50. The main achievements of the Swedish grandmaster tournament occurred in the period from the late seventies to mid eighties. Style game Ulf (his way not to cross their figures third horizontal proverbial) successfully superimposed on mainstream tournaments in those years - thick, solid game with a draw in the pocket. In such a situation, even a small plus give a good chance of a division or even a clear first place.
In addition, externally malovyrazitelnaya manner of playing the Swedish grandmaster opponents often pushed to the hasty and ill-considered actions of activity. In such situations, Ulf has always been merciless. Adhering to such tactics, for example, he divided the first place with Karpov in the tournaments in London and Turin (1982). Thanks to these successes Andersson joined the top five players of the world. No coincidence that his force to defend the honor of the world team at the first board in the second match of the USSR - Rest of the World (1984). But the struggle for the world championship with Ulf somehow never happened. In 1979, while in his prime, he instead attempts interzonal prefer assist an old friend Timmanu. Maybe they think that more time? Probably the closest to success (that is, to "pretendenstvu) Ulf was in Moscow in 1982.
Everything went the smooth scheme, but the loss Geller was canceling its plans. Go to a real struggle in the party with the future winner of the tournament and the thirteenth world champion at the Swedish grandmaster's spirit not enough. In the following zonal case it evolved even less well. Still not feeling that with his talent Andersson could achieve much more. Very few people are singing the praises of several world champions. After Ulf distinguishes subtle understanding of the position and an excellent technique. In his best years in positions without queens, he was just terrible. Probably somewhere lacked militancy, "the moral and strong-willed" qualities, ability to play through I can not take a chance in the end. Andersson is still a lot of performances, and keeps a good rating. Defeating it is still difficult, and he no-no but flashes of the highest technology, to the delight of all lovers of chess.