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Best Games (Larsen)
Compiled by Qindarka
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"Bent Larsen's Best Games: Fighting Chess with the Great Dane" by Bent Larsen. Translated by Freddie Poggio and John Saunders.

Game 1
Larsen vs L Joyner, 1951 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 2
Larsen vs Axel Nielsen, 1953 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 3
H Enevoldsen vs Larsen, 1953 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 4
Eigil Pedersen vs Larsen, 1954
(E72) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 5
O Bernstein vs Larsen, 1954 
(B50) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 6
F Olafsson vs Larsen, 1956 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 7
Larsen vs F J Perez Perez, 1956
(A05) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 8
N Padevsky vs Larsen, 1956 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 9
Larsen vs Gligoric, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 10
C H Alexander vs Larsen, 1956 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 11
O Troianescu vs Larsen, 1957 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 12
E Eliskases vs Larsen, 1958 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 75 moves, 0-1

Game 13
Larsen vs Stahlberg, 1958
(A05) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 14
C B van den Berg vs Larsen, 1959 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 15
Larsen vs J H Donner, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 16
Larsen vs J H Donner, 1960
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 17
Larsen vs T van Scheltinga, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 18
Larsen vs Geller, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 19
Robatsch vs Larsen, 1963 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 20
Ivkov vs Larsen, 1964 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 21
Larsen vs T van Scheltinga, 1964 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 22
S Hamann vs Larsen, 1964
(A56) Benoni Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 23
Larsen vs F J Perez Perez, 1964 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 24
Larsen vs B Berger, 1964 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 25
Larsen vs L Lengyel, 1964 
(C28) Vienna Game, 69 moves, 1-0

Game 26
Z Vranesic vs Larsen, 1964 
(A53) Old Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 27
Larsen vs Portisch, 1964 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 28
Bronstein vs Larsen, 1964 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 29
Larsen vs Spassky, 1964 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Larsen vs A Matanovic, 1965 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 31
J G Nielsen vs Larsen, 1965 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 32
Larsen vs Suetin, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 33
Larsen vs S Hamann, 1965
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 34
Flohr vs Larsen, 1966 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 35
S Nyman vs Larsen, 1966 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 36
Fischer vs Larsen, 1966 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 37
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 38
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966 
(A16) English, 61 moves, 0-1

Game 39
Geller vs Larsen, 1967 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

Game 40
Gligoric vs Larsen, 1967 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 41
Larsen vs J B Bednarski, 1967 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 42
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1967 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 43
L Schmid vs Larsen, 1967
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 44
Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1967 
(A17) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 45
Gipslis vs Larsen, 1967 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 46
Larsen vs Ivkov, 1967 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 47
E Jimenez Zerquera vs Larsen, 1967 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 48
Gligoric vs Larsen, 1967 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 49
Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1968 
(A20) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 50
Larsen vs Unzicker, 1968
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 51
M Bobotsov vs Larsen, 1969 
(A17) English, 15 moves, 0-1

Game 52
Larsen vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 53
Larsen vs Panno, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 54
J Diez del Corral vs Larsen, 1969 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 55
A Medina Garcia vs Larsen, 1969 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 56
Larsen vs Kavalek, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 57
Larsen vs Kavalek, 1970 
(E90) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 58
Mecking vs Larsen, 1970 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 59
R Naranja vs Larsen, 1970
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 60
Larsen vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 61
Uhlmann vs Larsen, 1971 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 62
Larsen vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 63
Larsen vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1971 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 64
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(A05) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 65
Larsen vs Wade, 1972 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 66
Larsen vs B Cafferty, 1972 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 67
Larsen vs Smyslov, 1972 
(C26) Vienna, 77 moves, 1-0

Game 68
Larry Evans vs Larsen, 1972 
(A14) English, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 69
Larsen vs B Eley, 1972 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 70
J Rukavina vs Larsen, 1973 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 71
Smejkal vs Larsen, 1973 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 72
Larsen vs I Radulov, 1973 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 73
Lombardy vs Larsen, 1973
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 74
Quinteros vs Larsen, 1973 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 75
Larsen vs Kavalek, 1974 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 76
Larsen vs A Menvielle Laccourreye, 1974
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 78
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1974
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 79
Larsen vs Gligoric, 1974 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 80
Vasiukov vs Larsen, 1974 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 81
E Torre vs Larsen, 1974 
(B83) Sicilian, 77 moves, 0-1

Game 82
Larsen vs Portisch, 1974
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 83
G Garcia Gonzalez vs Larsen, 1975
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 84
Larsen vs Quinteros, 1975 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 85
Larsen vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1975
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 86
Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 66 moves, 1-0

Game 87
Larsen vs Kavalek, 1975
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 58 moves, 1-0

Game 88
E Torre vs Larsen, 1975
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 89
Mecking vs Larsen, 1975
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 90
A Pomar Salamanca vs Larsen, 1975 
(A80) Dutch, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 91
Larsen vs Huebner, 1976 
(A15) English, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 92
Smejkal vs Larsen, 1976
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 0-1

Game 93
V Liberzon vs Larsen, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 94
Larsen vs Portisch, 1976 
(A28) English, 67 moves, 1-0

Game 95
J Fraguela Gil vs Larsen, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 96
Portisch vs Larsen, 1976
(A17) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 97
J M Bellon Lopez vs Larsen, 1976
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 98
Larsen vs O Rodriguez Vargas, 1976
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 99
Larsen vs Geller, 1976 
(C28) Vienna Game, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 100
R Debarnot vs Larsen, 1976
(A80) Dutch, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 101
J Fraguela Gil vs Larsen, 1976
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 102
Larsen vs O Rodriguez Vargas, 1976
(A10) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 103
Larsen vs A Haik, 1976 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 104
J M Bellon Lopez vs Larsen, 1976
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 105
Larsen vs J Betancort Curbelo, 1976 
(A36) English, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 106
Szabo vs Larsen, 1976
(B83) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 107
Larsen vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1976 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 110
H Westerinen vs Larsen, 1977 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 111
G Sigurjonsson vs Larsen, 1977
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 112
Larsen vs F Visier Segovia, 1977
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 113
Tal vs Larsen, 1977 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 114
Larsen vs Karpov, 1977 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 115
J M Bellon Lopez vs Larsen, 1977
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 116
Miles vs Larsen, 1977
(A21) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 117
Larsen vs Timman, 1977 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 118
Gligoric vs Larsen, 1977 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 65 moves, 0-1

Game 119
I Jelen vs Larsen, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 120
Larsen vs Savon, 1977
(A13) English, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 123
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 124
Fischer vs Larsen, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 92 moves, 1/2-1/2

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