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|Sep-10-10|| ||Riverbeast: R.I.P. Larsen
Not too long ago, he played what was probably his last tournament
He played some insanely offbeat chess, even by his standards, and I think he lost all his games
An interesting swan song from a very interesting chessplayer....And I have no doubt he played those games with some humor
Go find Fischer while you're out there, Bent...The two of you can go over old times.....
|Sep-10-10|| ||Uncanny: <Larsen defeated the seven World Champions who held the title from 1948 to 1985. He won games against Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Boris Spassky, Bobby Fischer, and Anatoly Karpov>|
|Sep-10-10|| ||Eastfrisian: R.I.P
He was one of my first heroes, when I was starting to play chess (together with Dr. Robert Hübner and Lajos Portisch).
|Sep-10-10|| ||Open Defence: RIP Bent Larsen, your games gave us great joy!|
|Sep-10-10|| ||monopole2313: He gave a simul in New Orleans back in '74. I was working on a fishing boat at the time. Both Bent and the marina are gone now.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||JonathanJ: RIP Bent Larsen|
|Sep-10-10|| ||Harvestman: Shocked. My chess hero has gone. A great man, and a wonderful chess player.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||GalileoPiccolino: Another chess great is gone...rest in peace.
Estate and royalties are secured. No degrading exhumation, for bogus and impostor claimants
taking advantage of.. what was left behind as legacy to the game, and reputation.
|Sep-10-10|| ||percyblakeney: Not just a great player but one of the greatest chess authors.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||Skakalec: RIP.
Played him 4 times! (simultan of corse)
At one ocasion after BentLarsen refused to play against a russian IM, who was following a bunch of russian children visiting Denmark, I took over IM's board playing 2 games at once.
Bent was 60 at the time.
Result? 2:0 !
Overall 3:1 in my favour!
|Sep-10-10|| ||miguelito: R.I.P Bent Larsen .|
|Sep-10-10|| ||zarg: Bent Larsen was my first chess hero.
His book was my first no-beginner chess material, and it greatly influenced me as a teen, both as player and in developing an interest for the game.
It had lots of wonderful stuff, and after studying for a couple of hours, I usually had so much to think about, so many ideas to process, that a break was needed. I've rarely spent so much time on a single book, about 300 pages in all.
Against stronger players, I started to win games and even won my first chess tournament. Your book was my secret weapon.
Thanks a lot, RIP.
|Sep-10-10|| ||Augalv: Rest in Piece.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||anandrulez: RIP Bent Larsen|
|Sep-10-10|| ||hellopolgar: RIP.
if you wondered why this man performed so badly in this tournament, Magistral Internacional Ruibal (2008)
well now you have the answer, he probably wasn't in very good shape.
RIP, you will be missed!
|Sep-10-10|| ||falso contacto: sad to know about this.
rest in peace.
|Sep-10-10|| ||twinlark: RIP Bent Larsen. You left the chess world a better and more interesting place.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||edbermac: I assume we'll see the next Game of the Day featuring Mr Larsen. What game of his would you pick?|
His 2 wins against Petrosian in the 1966 Piatigorsky Cup were pretty impressive for a start.
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966
|Sep-10-10|| ||parisattack: Very sad news. A terrific fighter and fearless. Certainly no modern GM added more life to classical chess than Bent Larsen with his rehabilitation of so many openings and variations thought to be unplayable at the top level of the game.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||alexmagnus: Anyone knows what he died of?|
|Sep-10-10|| ||Phony Benoni: Apparently, a cerebral hemorrhage. He had such problems in the past as well.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||I play the Fred: I know everybody dies. But there are some people whose personalities are so grand that you cannot imagine that they'll ever die.|
Bent Larsen was one such person. RIP.
|Sep-10-10|| ||strifeknot: RIP, Bent. Thanks for your contributions.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||Edwin M: Another sad day for chess. Farewell Bent.|
|Sep-10-10|| ||ozmikey: RIP GM Larsen. Definitely one of the finest players never to gain the world title.|
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