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Borislav Ivkov vs Bent Larsen
Larsen - Ivkov Candidates Quarterfinal (1965), Bled YUG, rd 6, Jul-05
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation Larsen Variation (D47)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-04-06  zev22407: 28)R-C1!! saves the game
Jun-27-06  Jim Bartle: Kasparov analyzes this game in the second half of a shaky, handheld video at
Aug-13-06  aw1988: There's one thing that bothers me about such an interview:

"Reshevsky played 11 world champions. He didn't play Steinitz or me..."

Aren't there 14 world champions, or does he not consider Kramnik to be one of them? A lot of hidden malice.

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  zydeco: In Game 4 of the match, which he won, Larsen played the normal-looking 13....a6, but Ivkov for a while seemed to have good attacking chances against black's castles king. Here Larsen volunteers to lose the castling privilege with 14....Kf8, and then spend two additional tempi castling by hand. I get the sense that the novelty is very much in Larsen's iconoclastic style -- deciding that the setup with king on g7 and rook on h8 is actually safer than the norm castling setup, and daring Ivkov to take advantage.

I imagine that Ivkov felt pretty good about his position at about move 20, and Larsen turns the tables with 21.....Ne4!

Ivkov finds a beautiful defensive resource with 27.Ng1! and 28.Rc1!

Jun-16-15  poorthylacine: The question is: would 27.Ng1 have been enough to defend the white position after 27...Rc2 28.Kxe2 Ba6+ 29. Kd1 Rxd2+ 30. Kxd2 Bxf1....
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