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Roman Dzindzichashvili vs Bent Larsen
Lone Pine (1980), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 8, Mar-25
Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (E11)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
May-31-07  zev22407: A wild game.
May-31-07  eyalbd: it should be Qe6# in the game listing.
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  ChessHigherCat: It's very rare to see GMs play on to mate. Larsen must have been in incredible time trouble or something. I always criticized stupid chess movies like "La Diagonale du Fou" where two GMs are playing and one of them suddenly shouts "Checkmate!" to the other's absolute amazement. I've never seen a GM even remotely surprised by checkmate, they usually know at least 5 moves in advance.
May-14-17  Howard: Yes, I've heard that beef too about professional players exclaiming, "Mate!" at the end of a game.

"Chess Life", incidentally, gave the moves to this game back in a mid-1980 issue. It was one of the tournament's crucial games, as it took place in the penultimate round.

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