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Borislav Ivkov vs Bent Larsen
Zagreb (1965)  ·  King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Kavalek Defense (E62)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-25-15
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  zydeco: Larsen took his opening idea (....Qa5-b4) from Bronstein who played the same variation against Ivkov and lost as well: Ivkov vs Bronstein, 1965

At this point Ivkov and Larsen were slated to play a Candidates match. Ivkov's easy win in this game, and general play in the Zagreb tournament, persuaded chess observers that he was the odds-on favorite to win their match -- to the extent that Tal, who was designated to play the winner in the semi-finals, prepared exclusively for Ivkov.

It's easy to see the mistake: Ivkov had immense talent and a classy, professional style of play; Larsen, in 1965, must have looked like a coffeehouse player who excelled at beating up tail-enders in large tournaments. I don't think anybody in the chess elite predicted that Larsen would soon turn into a genuine challenger for the world championship.

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