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Daniel Campora vs Bent Larsen
"O Campora! O Mores!" (game of the day Oct-13-12)
Lone Pine (1981)  ·  Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0
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Oct-13-12
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  Phony Benoni: The pun is a parody of a line by Cicero: "O Tempora! O Mores!", meaning literally "What Times! What Customs!" A rallying cry for appalled conservatives everywhere.

Perhaps a modern equivalent would be, "What's the Matter With Kids Today?", a sentiment Larsen might have felt after losing to a young man who hadn't been born when Bent first made his mark.

Oct-13-12  UnsoundHero: Lone Pine used to be a prestigious, invitational swiss-system tournament. I wonder if this was Larsen's first-round game. I remember that there was a year at Lone Pine when Larsen suffered an embarrassing loss in his first game, but then rattled off seven straight wins. He drew his last round game, winning the tournament.
Oct-13-12
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  FSR: <UnsoundHero> This wasn't that year:

<The final Lone Pine tournament was held in 1981. GM Viktor Korchnoi topped a field of 61 with the score 72 to win the $15,000 first prize. Three grandmasters tied for second with 62: Yasser Seirawan (USA), Gennadi Sosonko (Netherlands), and Svetozar Gligorić (Yugoslavia). The tournament included two Soviet grandmasters, Artur Yusupov and Oleg Romanishin, making it the first tournament aside from the Olympiads since Korchnoi's 1976 defection from the Soviet Union in which a Soviet player competed with him.> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_P...

Oct-13-12  planetsportydotcom: What about 25...Bxa3 26.bxa3 Qxc3 can someone pls check, i have no engine
Oct-13-12
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  Abdel Irada: <planetsportydotcom>: This isn't a very deep analysis, but it looks as though White retains an advantage with 27. Nb2, threatening 28. Qxb5. If Black defends the b-pawn, White drives off the queen with 28. Qd3 followed by 29. Rc1, and White has a piece for two pawns and still retains his positional pressure against Black's uncastled king.
Oct-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <UnsoundHero> 1978 was Larsen's year:

<The 1978 tournament retained the same entrance requirements and tournament format as 1977. The field of 68 was a record, with a greater number of international participants and an average rating of 2431. GM Bent Larsen (Denmark) won with 71.>

Oct-13-12
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  The Long Diagonal: What about "O Campora! O Miles!" disapproving the modern era of chess and GM draws.

Campora vs Miles, 1983

Oct-13-12
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  The Long Diagonal: Well, this would be a small theoretical pun improvement since the pronouncement of "Milos" sounds more like Latin than that of "Miles".

Campora vs G Milos, 1990

(Ok, I obviously have too much free time to spend on Saturdays, will shut up now)

Oct-13-12
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  The Long Diagonal: At the cost of sounding obsessive and maniacal, but I just couldn't resist it. Just realised there would also be "O Campora, o Moro(z)!"

Campora vs Morozevich, 1994

Which even happens to be spectacular enough to make a good GOTD.

Oct-13-12
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  kevin86: I don't see an immediate mate,but black's position looks like a house of cards.
Oct-13-12  thegoldenband: 40...Qg2 is a typical last-move-of-the-time-control blunder, no? Instead, 40...Qd7 doesn't look too bad to me.
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