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Jorgen Gustav Nielsen vs Bent Larsen
Copenhagen (1965), Copenhagen DEN, rd 13, Oct-??
Modern Defense: Averbakh Variation (A42)  ·  0-1

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Jun-02-05  TheSlid: This game is included in the collection "Larsen's Selected games of Chess 1948-1969". Larsen refers to the Bobotsov-Tal game and writes of his 9th move:

"I am not sure that the sacrifice is correct in this position. But it shows courage and imagination..."

Also that "This was not necessary at all. The exchange of Q's and N's followed by g6 would give Black an excellent position."

Jun-02-05  TheSlid: Larsen gives 17.Rc1 a "??" and appends a "!"to 18...Bh6 and also 22...Raf8.

This was one one of my first chess books - the label says "WHGS 5th Form Chemistry Prize 1974". And I remembered nothing about the game when playing it over earlier, only when I looked it up this evening.

Jun-18-05  Whitehat1963: A brilliant adaptation of the Opening of the Day. I'm surprised at the lack of commentary on this game. And no one has added it to a games collection either. If Larsen gave 17. Rc1 a "??", then what did he have to say about the follow up, 18. Rc7?
Jun-18-05  TheSlid: Larsen notes that White threatens 19.Rxg7+. For instance if 18...dxe4, then 19.Rxg7+.

After 18...Bh6, Larsen notes that the White Bishop canot be saved. If 19.Bd3 Re8, then only 20.Be4 saves the Queen : )

Aug-21-05  LuckyBlunder: What's the point in 26.Re7 ?? Can't see the reason, except freeing the last rank, but it makes no sense to me. Is it a blunder ? Thanks in advance
Aug-21-05
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  WannaBe: I believe it to be a blunder. possibly thinking Qc8+ but that doesn't do much either. no back row mate...
Aug-21-05  dac1990: Must have thought that the rook was defended by the queen. Most likely I time-pressure scramble.
Aug-21-05  who: However 26.Kd1 Rf1+ 27.Kc2 Rc1+ still wins the rook, so it didn't make much difference.
Mar-24-07  benba57: I love any game with the exchange of a queen for two pieces, a pawn, and a well-placed knight.
Jan-20-08  hedgeh0g: Now that final position is really, really nasty :P
Mar-04-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Super Visión del Gran Maestro Larsen, desde mi punto de vista (de simple aficionado)esa visión y una memoria privilegiada son dos aspectos fundamentales para ser un Gran Mestro Internacional de Ajedrez.
Mar-04-12  shalgo: <What's the point in 26.Re7 ??>

Larsen's comment in his annotations is: "Sardonic humour. After 26. K-Q1 R-B8ch 27.K-B2 R-B8ch the Rook is lost anyway."

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