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Bent Larsen vs Ulf Andersson
Interpolis 6th (1982), Tilburg NED, rd 7, Oct-10
English Opening: Symmetrical. Fianchetto Variation (A34)  ·  0-1

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Dec-14-09  backrank: Strangely, after some rather careless opening play, Larsen is strategically lost after 9 moves here.
Apr-12-18  sakredkow: 4...d5 is kind of an oddball opening to begin with. I guess Larsen played 6. d4 because he didn't want to give up a lot of real estate with 6. d3 d5, but after 6. d4 black's emerging IQP is a real hot shot - he's going places.

And then why 8. Qd3? Andersson must have been thinking how pleasant it all was to get such an early edge with black.

Apr-12-18
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  Retireborn: It's easier to understand this game if you've seen this one, which was played a few months earlier:-

Larsen vs Ulf Andersson, 1982

Reluctant to repeat 4.Nf3 (because of potential home preparation) Larsen allows himself to experiment, and then panics with 6.d4? - a cure worse than the disease, as someone (Michael Stean?) called it.

6.d3 d4 lead to a shortish draw in a 1983 Gulko-Dorfman game.

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