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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Geller Defeats Andersson in the endgame

Geller – Andersson, 1982
image White to move. How to best develop the initiative that White has due to control of open ‘d’ and ‘f’ files’?

Ulf Andersson is a renowned endgame specialist, so this game is a rare case of Andersson being outplayed in his area of expertise. After obtaining two bishops, Geller sacrifices a pawn for initiative and activates all his pieces to win in only 31 moves.

For the solution, and brief overview of the entire game (taken from the “Mastering the Endgame” book by Shereshevsky) - watch the YouTube video from my YouTube channel:

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