There is only one Ulf

When I started playing chess in the early 80:s, there were very few books on chess available in Swedish, and the first one I got hold of was “Stormästare” (“Grandmaster”), by Lars Grahn and Sixten Johansson, with games by Sweden’s three grandmasters. I remember playing through the game below, getting my first idea of what a positional squeeze meant.

It took me eight years from when I first played in a club, until I finally saw the Man himself. I was going to a tournament in northern Spain together with Christian Jepson, when he suddenly wispered, “do you know who is sitting ahead of us?” I looked, but was not able to tell who it was. Christian explained: “It is God”. I had finally seen Ulf.