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|Feb-13-15|| ||Benzol: Why wasn't Fischer vs Larsen, 1970 included in "Larsen's Best Games" from New In Chess?|
See http://books.google.co.nz/books/abo... for more details about the book. What to me seems Larsen's best game against Bobby isn't included in it. Rather a glaring omission one would think.
|Feb-14-15|| ||Olavi: <Benzol> Not so, in Larsen's words it was "too easy."|
|Mar-04-15|| ||perfidious: As the game score posted by <Chessdreamer> nearly four months ago remains absent from this DB--and it is one I recall from Bellin's work on the Classical Dutch--I have submitted it to CG, so as to honour, in my small way, the eightieth anniversary of the birth of one of the great optimists and fighters our beloved game has known.|
|Mar-26-15|| ||TheFocus: <He played with enormous energy and great fighting spirit. Offering him a draw was a waste of time. He would decline it politely, but firmly. "No, thank you," he would say and the fight would go on and on and on> - Lubomir Kavalek on Bent Larsen.|
|Mar-26-15|| ||TheFocus: <A draw may be the beautiful and logical result of fine attacks and parries; and the public ought to appreciate such games, in contrast, of course, to the fear-and-laziness draws> - Bent Larsen.|
|Apr-08-15|| ||Poulsen: <Lt.Surena><Very funny:-) Larsen complained as to why he was put in the so-called stronger group (with Karpov etc) in the 1973 Interzonals. That's a fighting spirit. LoL !!!>|
Not very accurate - yes, he was complaining, but not for himself - but over the fact that there arguable was a significant difference in strenght between Leningrad Interzonal (1973) - and Petropolis Interzonal (1973).
Of the top 10 players on the january 1973 rating list 4 participated in Leningrad - and 2 in Petropolis. Also 3 of the 4 in Leningrad was higher rated and generally considered stronger than the 2 in Petropolis. Remember they were playing for 3 slots in the finals at each tournament.
Larsen did have a point, I think. Despite this he fought hard - and was leading at round 5 I think, but went into a bad period and ended up at 6th place - 2½ points away from a qualifying score. Not bad, but also not good enough.
|May-02-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess is a beautiful mistress> - Larsen, Bent.|
|May-02-15|| ||TheFocus: <For me, chess is at the same time a game, a sport, a science and an art. And perhaps even more than that. There is something hard to explain to those who do not know the game well. One must first learn to play it correctly in order to savor it's richness> - Larsen, Bent.|
|May-02-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess is my profession. I am my own boss; I am free. I like literature and music, classical especially. I am in fact quite normal; I have a Bohemian profession without being myself a Bohemian. I am neither a conformist nor a great revolutionary> - Larsen, Bent.|
|May-09-15|| ||TheFocus: <A draw may be the beautiful and logical result of fine attacks and parties; and the public ought to appreciate such games, in contrast, of course, to the fear-and-laziness draws> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-09-15|| ||TheFocus: <A gambit never becomes sheer routine as long as you fear you may lose the king and pawn ending!> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <A chess player never has a heart attack in a good position> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <Lack of patience is probably the most common reason for losing a game, or drawing games that should have been won> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <All chess masters have on occasion played a magnificent game and then lost it by a stupid mistake, perhaps in time pressure and it may perhaps seem unjust that all their beautiful ideas get no other recognition than a zero on the tournament table> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <In my opinion the Open variation is absolutely correct - and more interesting than the Closed> - Bent Larsen, speaking of the Ruy Lopez.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <Play the open variation of the Ruy is my advice to all ordinary club players, and I recently even wrote a book about it, seen from Black's point of view. Why does everybody try to copy the grandmasters' strange positional maneuvers in the 5. … B-K2 variation, instead of fighting for the in intiative?> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <Had I not played the Sicilian with Black I could have saved myself the trouble of studying for more than 20 years all the more popular lines of this opening, which comprise probably more than 25 percent of all published opening theory!> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <Among top grandmasters the Dutch is a rare defense, which is good reason to play it! It has not been studied very deeply by many opponents, and theory, based on a small number of 'reliable' games, must be rather unreliable> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <I often play a move I know how to refute> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <One charming characteristic of many flank attacks I could mention is that they do not very often lead to simplification: if the attack is parried, there usually are still opportunities left for initiating action in another sector> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <The stomach is an essential part of the chess master> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-17-15|| ||TheFocus: <Most of all I like "bad" lines, that is those considered bad, in my opinion unjustly, by theory. The reason for the last quotation marks is that most so-called theory is only a collection of examples from master practice>- Bent Larsen.|
|May-19-15|| ||TheFocus: <Larsen is one of the great players against whom it is impossible to make any kind of preparation. He plays sharply in any variation> - Miguel Najdorf.|
|May-23-15|| ||TheFocus: <You can tell a chessplayer is maturing when he starts changing his openings> - Bent Larsen.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <For me chess is at the same time a game, a sport, a science and an art. And perhaps even more than that. This is something hard to explain to those who do not play the game well. One must learn to play it correctly to savor its richness> - Bent Larsen.|
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