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|Jan-01-14|| ||Penguincw: ♔ Quote of the Day ♔
< "Many people don't understand the role of a second. Their most important function is to bring their player milk and cheese sandwiches." >
Not sure if "milk and cheese sandwiches" are metaphor or not...
|Jan-02-14|| ||Penguincw: ♔ Quote of the Day ♔
< "When I was very young, I overprotected all the time, a la Nimzovitch My System. When I didn't know what to do, I would make an overprotection move, because at least I would have a principle: overprotect the e5 pawn or some such thing. However, I overprotect much less nowadays." >
Ah! Time for Larsen to have his quotes better heard.
So, it's a good thing he doesn't overprotect as much, since that overprotection game is just a composition.
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927
|Jan-02-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: < Penguincw: ...Ah! Time for Larsen to have his quotes better heard.>|
Indeed! He also is quoted as saying <"The opponent is always very annoying!">, from page 7 of <How to Get Better at Chess> by Evans, Silman and Roberts.
Today's QOTD can be found on page 37 of the same book.
|Jan-22-14|| ||Poulsen: "Donít take a premature draw. Never."
|Jan-23-14|| ||SChesshevsky: Larsen used to annotate some games for the USCF magazine back in the mid 70's.
Here's his notes to this game
Renato Naranja vs Larsen, 1973
|Feb-07-14|| ||Troller: Larsen on Albin's Countergambit:
<"The Romanian master Albin wrote angry letters to chess editors when they did not put his name on this opening, which he had introduced in master practise in Hastings 1895. Luckily it was forgotten that Cavalotti played it in the Italian championship 1881.">
|Apr-13-14|| ||Everett: Going over the rounds in the 1979 Interzonal at Riga, Larsen was +5 =5 after 10 rounds for a 7.5/10, but only scored 2.5 over the last seven games, including the disastrous string of three losses in rounds 11-13. |
Tal destroyed the field with a 14/17 score, +11 =6.
|Apr-30-14|| ||Rookiepawn: There is a game in which Larsen plays White, and he advances the two rook pawns (a and h) up to 6th rank, winning in that characteristic crazy style of his.|
I can't recall, but I am pretty sure about that game. Does anybody know it?
|Apr-30-14|| ||TheFocus: Larsen once said something about writing a book about the move "h4."|
|May-14-14|| ||hedgeh0g: <Many people don't understand the role of a second. Their most important function is to bring their player milk and cheese sandwiches.>|
Not sure I'd ever ask for a milk and cheese sandwich, let alone pay somebody to make me one...
|May-14-14|| ||johnfrasmussen: <There is a game in which Larsen plays White, and he advances the two rook pawns (a and h) up to 6th rank, winning in that characteristic crazy style of his.
I can't recall, but I am pretty sure about that game. Does anybody know it?>|
It was Larsen-Gligoric, Vinkovci, 1970
|May-14-14|| ||whiteshark: Here you are: Larsen vs Gligoric, 1970|
|May-19-14|| ||Rookiepawn: <johnfrasmussen> and <whiteshark> many thanks!|
|Oct-27-14|| ||Owl: I'm looking for a Larsen game where Larsen sac his queen. Its a clean sac I think he was black in the (not for sure). The sac was a decoy sac. He puts his queen on the side of the board.|
I look at all these two game collection and couldn't find it
-- Master of Attack--Best Games of Bent Larsen by Ron
-- "Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen by OBIT
|Oct-27-14|| ||Sally Simpson: I don't either of the two books on hand so cannot check if it's in either. Going only by what you say.|
Ivkov vs Larsen, 1965
|Oct-28-14|| ||Owl: I found surprisingly it was game 93 under the game collection Veliki majstori saha 32 BENT LARSEN
I Jelen vs Larsen, 1977
Such a good game it should be on his top ten
Under the game collection:
The Great Powers Of The King: Compiled by Tigranny
It was entitled "Larsen's second immortal"
I went through two game collection and couldn't find it. (The two I mentioned earlier in my post)Thx for the help
|Nov-05-14|| ||ALwoodpusher: I'm looking for an odd game (seen published only once-can't remember the book) from Larsen with Black where he played a pawn formation f5-e5-d5-c5 against a Reti kind of white setup. Thx!|
|Nov-05-14|| ||moronovich: I think he played it (as Black) against
And if you like Larsens oddities,you could go through the one vs Jelen that
<Owl> has just posted.
|Nov-06-14|| ||Chessdreamer: <ALwoodpusher> here you are|
Pomar vs. Larsen, Spain 1975:
1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 d5 3.f3 c5 4.e4 e5 5.Bb5+ Bd7 6.Bxd7+ Nxd7 7.Nxd5 cxd4 8.Ne2 fxe4 9.fxe4 Ngf6 10.Bg5 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qc5 12.Nxf6+ Nxf6 13.Ng3 h5 14.Qf3 h4 15.Ne2 Qxc2 16.Qf5 Qxe4 17.Qe6+ Be7 18.Bb4 Nd5 19.Bxe7 Nf4 20.Qc4 Kxe7 0-1
(presently not included in this database).
|Nov-06-14|| ||diceman: <Poulsen:
"Donít take a premature draw. Never."
|Nov-13-14|| ||ALwoodpusher: <Chessdreamer> Much obliged! Thx again!|
|Nov-24-14|| ||pcomanici: Larsen, was a great an exciting chess player. In the 1950's was the world's strongest player that was NON Russian. Late in his career he runs into Fisher who probably was (and is) the strongest player to date. You will miss out on looking at some real great games if you think of Larsen only as "the guy who got swept by Fisher"|
|Nov-25-14|| ||perfidious: <pcomanici> Much as I admire Larsen's fighting spirit, Reshevsky among others was more consistent and impressive, notwithstanding Larsen's fine result at Moscow 1956. Then we come to Fischer, who qualified from Portoroz for the candidates event, with Larsen being an also-ran. Gligoric was another non-Soviet player who made his mark.|
|Nov-25-14|| ||Poulsen: Imagination and precision are talents that are often not well representend in the same player.|
Larsen was indeed a very imaginative player, but often lacked precision in tense battles. This was a factor - perhaps even a desicive one - in his matches against Spassky in '68 and against Fischer '71.
Both Spassky and Fischer were at their best in these matches, and 'just' had to dismantle Larsens agressive play to win.
|Nov-25-14|| ||Poulsen: Follow up: in fact several of Larsens 'best games' are marked by imprecise moves by both players. Unlike the games of Fischer, Korchnoi and Karpov at the height of their career.|
Larsen vs Polugaevsky, 1966
Black should (at least) have held white to a draw.
I Jelen vs Larsen, 1977
White should (at least) have held black to a draw.
Larsen vs Kavalek, 1970
Black should properly have won.
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