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Bent Larsen vs Kenneth S Rogoff
Canadian Open (1968), Toronto CAN, rd 1, Aug-24
Bird Opening: General (A02)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Oct-18-09  AnalyzeThis: The ratings are wacked, of course. There is no way that Rogoff outrated Larsen in 1968.
May-01-10  Bowen Island: I was at the tournament and between moves in my own game would stroll over and watch the top board battle between Larsen and Rogoff. It is possible at the time that Rogoff's rating was his USCF rating, thus being somewhat inflated in compariosn to Larsen's FIDE rating; Rogoff may not have played in any FIDE tournaments at the time, as this would require him to have travelled to Europe, mostly likely on an invitation, at the age of 15.
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  Marmot PFL: Must be USCF ratings. Larsen's FIDE was well over 2500, despite not always playing the best openings.
Jul-11-10  jackpawn: I think the ratings shown are current ratings, not their ratings at the time. At the time Larsen was a world class player. Meanwhile Rogoff was just a promising junior player. Pretty impressive that Rogoff was able to hold Larsen to a draw.
Jan-05-11  jeanwensel: January-05-11 jeanwensel:It is indeed impressive that Rogoff was able to hold Larsen to a draw especially since Larsen is such a Bird Opening expert.
Aug-04-13  GumboGambit: Its fitting that Rogoffs chess career also has ended with drawing against a Scandanavian prodigy.
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