|Feb-16-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: catfriend, on second thought, after looking at this game, it's great but not quite as picturesque as the Nimzo bind game. Perhaps this is a better candidate for someone's bind/zugzwang collection (I think there are about 3 of those floating somewhere.) |
|Feb-17-04|| ||catfriend: Can you define pictoresque then? |
|Feb-17-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: It's hard to say and I know I haven't been completely consistent. I setup some recent guidelines on the collection description. Perhaps I think this game isn't as picturesque because it's not as forceful a bind as Kaplan v.s. Bronstein nor does it have as many pieces as the Nimzo game. I think I need to maybe tighten up the criteria. |
|Feb-18-04|| ||drukenknight: catfriend whatever this is is not picturesque, doesnt it look more like black has no clue; look at those moves b4/a5 what is that for? He gets rolled up by pawns and is asleep at the wheel. not trying to exchange when ahead, same old story. |
|Feb-19-04|| ||catfriend: I didn't say black played extremely good here. Nor did he do that in the mirror mate game! But I think that the stable built for the knight is pictoresque! Though not enough maybe for the collection. |
|Aug-13-04|| ||Everett: IRON MAIDEN! Here it is. I think catfriend's "stable" comment is right on. Pretty interesting. |
|Aug-13-04|| ||Everett: drukenknight, when is black ahead here? The pawn pushes are there because black has no active plan for some time since he's been outplayed. |
|Mar-23-06|| ||zev22407: Larsen show us the power of positinal shess-centralization and domination.|
|Mar-23-06|| ||zev22407: Nielsen cries" I have no moves!"|
|May-24-08|| ||Domdaniel: Very strong players have the ability to make other strong players look like beginners. Fischer regularly did it. It does *not* mean that the loser should be casually abused or relegated to the ranks of patzerdom.|
Nielsen didn't actually do much wrong here, but Larsen still outplayed him brilliantly. The game isn't quite in the league of Nimzo's Immortal Zugzwang vs Saemisch - no positional sac, a more ordinary final position, etc - but it's not far behind.
And it also casts interesting light on Larsen's claim (interviewed by Ray Keene in Aron Nimzowitsch: a Reappraisal) not to have been strongly influenced by Nimzo. Though he concedes that Nimzo's influence was in the air in Denmark, partly due to Bjorn Nielsen's book Nimzowitsch: Danmarks Skaklaerer (1946).
|May-24-08|| ||Domdaniel: Incidentally, other sources give the location for this game as Esbjerg.|
I can't begin to imagine what "Local Computer" meant in 1953.