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Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Bent Larsen
Phillips & Drew Kings (1980), London ENG, rd 11, Apr-22
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81)  ·  0-1



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Apr-28-06  waddayaplay: Instructive game. White builds up an impressive attack but doesn't find the best way of concluding.
Apr-13-12  bwarnock: I have the tournament book to this tournament and this is my favorite game in it - Larsen's ability to play originally and without preconceptions is on full display.

(Who would ever play ...gxh5 and follow it up with h6 on the Black side of a Sicilian, where it's supposed to be <White> who's attacking on the k-side. And against a great tactician like Ljubojevic ! - amazing).

Remarkable game.


Apr-13-12  King Death: <bwarnock> Good or bad the idea needed sharp calculation (or maybe none) because Black is very close to getting smashed on the king side. An idea in some Sicilians is to play 1....h7-h5 Kh7 in this king side formation but Ljubojevic had his pawn there already so it was impossible.

Without analyzing my feeling is that White's better in this middle game but Larsen chose this because if he had just tried to keep lines closed his opponent can play for g5-g6 and put an end to that idea.

Apr-13-12  5hrsolver: I wish every chessgame is this sharp.
Nov-03-12  Old King Cole: On 29, White achieves a smothering attack on the queen, though not a strong one. The visuals are good.
Feb-27-16  Howard: The tournament book calls 24...gxh5
"my favorite move of the tournament".

It was written by Bill Hartston and Stewart Reuben.

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