GM Ulf Andersson

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Full name
Ulf Andersson
Born
Jun 27, 1951 (age 67)
Place of birth
Västerås, Sweden
Federation
Sweden
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Swedish legend Ulf Andersson is highly regarded as one of the best positional players of the world. He has a very solid style and thus a majority of his games end in draws. He was also renowned as being a brilliant endgame player famous for winning “unwinnable” games especially in long games. The Rook endgames were his forte and he always relished on playing games to the end.

GM Andersson became an International Master in 1970 and a Grandmaster in 1972. Ever since, he has an envious list of tournament victories that include winning prestigious titles like Swedish Championship, Dortmund, Wijk Aan Zee and Reggio Emilia amongst several other achievements. At his peak, he was ranked 4th on the FIDE rating list. Later on, he took up correspondence chess rather seriously, becoming a grandmaster and also the world’s leading player in this format. Very few players in the world have been as successful as Andersson in both the formats of the game.

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White Pieces
Reti Opening (96) : A04 A05 A06 A09
Indian Game (61) : E10 A46 A49 A47
Queen's Pawn Opening (46) : D02 A41 A40 D03
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (5) : A40
Old Benoni Defense (3) : A44 A43
Semi-Slav Defense (15) : D43 D47
Catalan Opening (29) : E01 E09 E05 E02
Old Indian Defense (5) : A53 A54
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (18) : D78 D73 D79 D77
Undefined (2) : A00
Queen's Indian Defense (74) : E17 E15 E12 E18 E19 E16
Gruenfeld Defense (4) : D92 D94 D84
Modern Defense (5) : A40 B06
Pirc Defense (31) : B09 B08 B07
Bogo-Indian Defense (5) : E11
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (5) : D70
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (8) : B06
Torre Attack (4) : A48
Torre Attack with 3.Bg5 (1) : A48
Philidor Defense (2) : C41
London System (3) : A48
Petrov's Defense (1) : C43
Tarrasch Defense (10) : D32 D34
King's Indian Attack (26) : A08 A07
Nimzo-Indian Defense (1) : E54
Hungarian Opening (4) : A00
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (1) : D44
Scotch Game (1) : C45
King's Gambit Declined (1) : C30
Four Knights Game (3) : C47 C49
Nimzowitsch Defense (1) : B00
Alekhine Defense (3) : B02
Giuoco Piano Game (1) : C54
Italian Game (4) : C56
Black Pieces
Bogo-Indian Defense (131) : E11
Trompowsky Attack (5) : A45
Queen's Gambit Accepted (7) : D20 D26 D27 D24 D25
Catalan Opening (39) : E01 E00 E05 E02 E08
Reti Opening (25) : A04 A05
Scandinavian Defense (1) : B01
Queen's Pawn Opening (11) : A40 D03 E00
Queen's Indian Defense (58) : E16 E14 E19 E12 E18 E15 E17
Richter-Veresov Attack (3) : D01
Bird's Opening (2) : A02
Undefined (5) : A00
Semi-Slav Defense (8) : D45 D46 D43
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (5) : A01
Old Benoni Defense (1) : A43
Pirc Defense (7) : B07 B08
Benoni Defense (9) : A65 A61 A77 A56 A57
Caro-Kann Defense (22) : B19 B10 B15 B12 B13
Torre Attack (13) : A46 A48
Gruenfeld Defense (1) : D87
King's Indian Attack (7) : A07
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (11) : D78 D79
Benko Gambit Half-Accepted (1) : A57
Hungarian Opening (11) : A00
Tarrasch Defense (4) : D32 D34
Old Indian Defense (2) : A54
Modern Defense (11) : A42 B07 B06
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (9) : B06
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (1) : A40
Colle System (1) : D05
Italian Game (2) : C50
Scotch Game (2) : C45
Dutch Defense (1) : A97
Polish Opening (1) : A00

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