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Bent Larsen vs Jan Hein Donner
Zurich (1959), Zurich SUI, rd 2, May-20
Hungarian Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0


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Aug-28-04  ruylopez900: Interesting, Larsen calls this the Alekhine's Reversed and comments that he played this several times with success as a surprise weapon.
Aug-28-04  yukhtman: For Alekhine's Reversed see also
Van Haaften vs Timmermans 1997
Dec-22-05  Hasurami: Larsen uses this game in the first example of his book "You Can Combine!" from 1975. You are supposed to find white´s move 29.
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  plang: This was the first time that Larsen used this opening which he called the Alekhine's Defense Reversed. During 1959 and 1960 he used this system frequently. Larsen said that 10 d3? would have been weak after 10..cxd 11 exd..Ba6. After 18 Nd2..Larsen felt that White was slightly better due to a better bishop, the rook on the king file and the good square for the knight on c5. Larsen criticized Donner's defense 18..c5? as strengthening the White bishop and weakening Black's d-pawn. 28 Qf3! increased the pressure on Black's position. One example of how Black could go wrong is 28..Bd7 29 Qh5..h6 30 Qe5..Rb6 31 Nxd7+..Qxd7 32 Rc7 and wins. After the best defense 28..g6 29 g4..Bc8 30 Re5 the doubling of the rooks on the e-file maintains White's pressure. Instead after 29..Rb4? Donner lost quickly.
Nov-08-18  Serpentin: 3...e4 4.Nd4 c5 5.Nb3 c5 6.Nd4 Bc5 7.c3 Nc6 8.Nxc6 bxc6 représente la ligne la plus tranchange de l'alekhine inversée!
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