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Bent Larsen vs Hasan Smailbegovic
Sarajevo (1960), rd 2, Mar-31
Bird Opening: Anti-Bird Variation (A02)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  tpstar: Rafale2000-tpstar (QueenAlice 10/23/05): If language were liquid (1. f4 d5), it would be rushing in (2. Nf3 Nf6)/Instead here we are (3. e3 Bg4) in a silence more eloquent (4. Be2 Nbd7) than any word could ever be (5. 0-0 Bxf3)/These words are too solid [last book move], they don't move fast enough (6. Bxf3 e5)/To catch the blur in the brain (7. Nc3 c6) that flies by and is gone (8. d3 Bd6)/I'd like to meet you (9. Qe2 Qb6) in a timeless placeless place (10. Kh1 0-0-0)/Somewhere out of context (11. a3 ef) and beyond all consequences (12. ef Rde8)/Let's go back to the building (13. Qd1 Qc7) on Little West Twelfth [13 ... h5 14. Na4 Qd8 15. b4 ]/It is not far away (14. b4 Bxf4) and the river is there (15. Bxf4 Qxf4)/And the sun and the spaces (16. Bxd5?) are all laying low [16. b5 ]/And we'll sit in the silence (16 ... Qd4) [ ] that comes rushing in and is gone (17. Bxf7 Re7)/I won't use words again (18. Ne2 Qe5)/They don't mean what I meant (19. Re1? Rxf7), they don't say what I said (20. a4 Ng4)/They're just the crust of the meaning (21. Ng3 Nf2+) with realms underneath (22. Kg1 Nxd1) never touched never stirred [22 ... Qd4!? 23. Qe2 Nxd3+ 24. Qe3 Qxe3+ 25. Rxe3 Nxb4 26. Ne4 ], never even moved through (23. Rxe5 Nxe5)/If language were liquid (24. Rxd1 Kc7) it would be rushing in (0-1) - Suzanne Vega + Fritz 7, "Language"
Oct-24-05  you vs yourself: 9.Qe2? If he was going to move his king to h1 anyway, why waste his time bringing the queen out rather than trying to find a way to get his c-bishop out? 16.Bxd5? this is exactly what I thought he was planning when he let you take the f-pawn=) The mistake I made countless times.

Good game <tp>!

Apr-11-12  mollyboo: Tried to follow the game, but the pretentious crap made me give up after move 10.
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