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Bent Larsen vs Ulf Andersson
Match (1975), Stockholm SWE, rd 5, Feb-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Variation (E55)  ·  1-0



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  Benzol: Black can't save the Rook at b2 because his King needs an escape square at move 32.
May-11-04  panigma: Why? What is white's attack?
May-11-04  RunnerUp: 34.Qh6+ Ke8 35.Rg8+ with mate to follow after the bishop hopelessly defends.
Nov-09-09  parisattack: Very smoothly played by Larsen.

I recall him once saying 1. d4 and 2. c4 was the best way for white to open a game.

Anyone familiar with that quote and source if in fact he did say it?

Nov-09-09  Plato: <parisattack> I've never read that quote, but it's interesting because Larsen generally had better results with 1.e4 than with 1.d4.
Nov-09-09  parisattack: I sticks with me because it obviously didn't 'ring true' as they say. He was more an eclectic or hypermodern than a classical saying such seemed odd. It may have been in a tournament book - I'll poke around.
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  Check It Out: Larsen had a frightening disregard for material!

White's dark-squared bishop was a monster in this game and would even have delivered mate at the end with 40.Qh8+ Kf7 41.Rg7+ Kf6 42.Bg5#.

37...Qa2 may have been an error, allowing the eventual white queen invasion 39.Qe5. Although, black's position looks full of holes at that point anyways. I don't use engines so I'm not sure on that one.

The piece sac 29.Rc1 is tremendous. With the white rook ultimately on the g-file the black king is in constant danger.

Apr-25-17  Howard: This game, in fact, was voted one of the 10 best games from Informant 19.
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It looks like White's queen is out of position for the attack. But Larsen plays 36. Qb1, 37. Qa1 and 38. Qe1. Superb play.

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