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|Jul-02-11|| ||vonKrolock: Video document from a game between him and Donner, not yet featured here http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... or in other online sources. This late (1981) encounter features move by move comments by the players themselves, kind of a <dialogue of monologues> (Very well acomplished presentation - it seems that they had a <mind-reading machine> back then ...)|
part one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKQU... and part two easily spotted in the list
|Sep-28-11|| ||pazzed paun: strange how much Larsen trash-talked
Fischer. Fischer had been Larsen's second so Larsen had a chance to recognize how strong Fischer was--weird blindspot or stubborness
|Sep-28-11|| ||refutor: when was Fischer Larsen's second?|
|Sep-28-11|| ||whiteshark: <refutor: when was Fischer Larsen's second?> I was wondering, too.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||tamar: Had to be 1959 Candidates, no?|
|Sep-28-11|| ||parisattack: I thought it was the other way around? Larsen missed out @ Portoroz.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||Shams: I always thought Bobby rolled without seconds.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||tamar: Larsen was Fischer's second at the 1959 Candidates, I should have said.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||parisattack: Larsen called Portoroz the worst result of his career. I am not sure what he called the Disaster in Denver. And, please - not the weather story again. I was there (Denver 1971) and have you checked the heat in Argentina in the summer?|
Don't get me wrong - loved the man and his playing style, games.
|Sep-28-11|| ||pazzed paun: there is an interesting account of Larsen in that bio-book about Benko
Larsen spent several months in the U.S. in the early 60's hanging out with Benko and Larry Evans.
In the my great predecssor's series
Kasparov says Fischer knew more about Larsen's own games than Larsen did.
strange that Larsen would always try to make some excuse about Fischer's talent-
|Dec-16-11|| ||FSR: Bent Larsen is still selling jewelry. http://www.google.com/webhp?rlz=1C1...|
|Jan-27-12|| ||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." >
|Jan-28-12|| ||whiteshark: < 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. >>
|Jan-28-12|| ||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." >
|Feb-22-12|| ||whiteshark: <Quote of the Day
<My wife is my second. >>
So she understand about the most important function of a second...
|Feb-22-12|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "My wife is my second." >
So his wife brings him milk and cheese sandwiches?
|Feb-22-12|| ||AlphaMale: Why not? She get hotdog in return.|
|Feb-22-12|| ||brankat: The Siamese twins strike again :-)|
|Feb-22-12|| ||Penguincw: < AlphaMale: Why not? She get hotdog in return. >|
Now, his wife is more like a maid.
< brankat: The Siamese twins strike again :-) >
There's a reason this happens.
|Mar-04-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Larsen.|
|Mar-04-12|| ||whiteshark: R.I.P. Bent.|
|Mar-04-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Bent Larsen.
< Feb-22-12 Penguincw: ...
There's a reason this happens. >
That reason is now gone. :)
|Mar-04-12|| ||Fusilli: When Larsen died, in September 2010, I paid a modest tribute to him by posting on my forum the key moments of his games at Buenos Aires (Clarin tournament) 1979, which some call the best result of his career (+9 -0 =4). Feel free to visit if you are a fan of Larsen. The first post, on his round 1 game v. Andersson, is here: Fusilli chessforum.|
|Mar-04-12|| ||parisattack: <Fusilli: >
Very nice; great work, contribution! (I actually had to go back one further page.)
Larsen was a terrific innovator and pumped new life into so many openings - Alekhine, Center Counter, Philidor, Old Indian, Bishop's - just to name a few. His early games with the Pelikan (now Sveshnikov) got me playing that line from which I garnered many points. His game against Olafsson 1958 is I believe the trunk Sveshnikov variation.
|Mar-04-12|| ||Fusilli: <parisattack> Glad you liked it! I wonder if the link has something to do with the browser... My browser (Explorer) takes me to the post on Larsen v. Andersson when I click on it.|
One of the things I admire of Larsen is his fighting spirit. He was generally reluctant to make short draws, even against top players. I was actually trying to get a count on short draws by Larsen and compare it to Petrosian's, Tal's, and other contemporaries with careers of abouth the same length as Larsen's, but ran into a technical glitch (I posted a question on it at chessgames.com chessforum).
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