Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Bent Larsen vs F Martinez Ibrahim
San Juan (1969), San Juan PUR, rd 9, Oct-??
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 30 times; par: 54 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 2,538 more games of Larsen
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: This game was annotated by Larsen in Chess Informant 8, game 1.

Larsen gave 4.f4 a !? annotation and remarked 4.d4

Instead of 5.Nh3?1, 5.Qh5+ g6 6.Qf3

If 7...dxe4? Larsen says 8.Bc4, but why not 8.Qh5+ Kd8 9.Be2 or 9.O-O-O

Instead of 9.Bxd4, perhaps 9.d3 first, then 10.Bxd4

Instead of 9...Bd6, perhaps 9...Nh6 10.d3 Bb4+ 11.c3 Qxd4 12.Nxd4 Bxc3+ and 13.Bxd4

Instead of 10...Qe7, if 10...Bb4+ 11.c3 Qxd4 12.Nxd4 Bxc3+ 13.Ke2 Bxd4 14.Kd2 Bxa1 15.Qxa1 and 16.d4 is strong for White

After 10...Qe7, Black threatens 11...Bxf4.

14...Na6?1 [14...a5] - Larsen, but perhaps 14...Nd7 or 14...Bb4 is better

Larsen said 16.Kb1 was better than 16.Nc3

Instead of 17...Qd6, perhaps better is 17...Qb4 18.Rxe8+ Bxe8 19.Bf2 Ng4

Larsen gives 18...Bxe8?? and says 18...Rxe8 19.Bxa7 is unclear, but this looks like it favors White.

Instead of 19...Ng4, perhaps 19...Qd8 or 19...Nc7 or 19...Qb4

After 22.Re1, White threatens 23.Nxf6+, winning the Queen

Instead of 22...Ne5, perhaps 22...Qd7

Instead of 23.Qf2, perhaps 23.Qe3 b6 24,Nd2 is stronger

Instead of 25...Qd7, perhaps 25...c5

Larsen gives 26...Ne6? [26...Nb5 27.g5 Bb4 28.gxf6!]. Perhaps better is 26...Bb4 27.Re3 Be7

Larsen played 29.Rf1, but better may be 29.Re2 or 29.Re3

Instead of 29...fxg5?, perhaps better is 29...f5 30.Qxf5 Qxf5 31.Rxf5 Ng6

Instead of 30...Qd6, perhaps better is 30...Qe7 (preventing Nf7 later) 31.Qf5 Ng6

After 31.Qf5, White threatens 32.Qxh7 mate and 32.Qxe5

Instead of 32...Ne7, if 32...Qe7, then 33.Nxd8 Qxd8 34.Bxc6 and if 34...Bxc6, then 35.Qf7+ Kh8 26.Qxg7 mate

After 33.Nh6+, White wins after 33...Kh8 34.Qf8+ Ng8 35.Qxg8 mate.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern/Dbl Fio w/0-0-0 vs 2...f6 (A01) 1-0
from Swede Larsen & Fredthebear were classmates by fredthebear
Larsen's Opening P-QN3 by Soltis per willyfly
by fredthebear
from Nimzo-Larsen Attack by Mating Net
Nimzowitsch/Larsen Attack by Raymond Keene
by iamlam
Book of Samurai's favorite games 3
by Book of Samurai
Larsen's Opening P-QN3 by Andrew Soltis
by willyfly
Game 27
from Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Jacobs & Tait by willyfly
Game 27
from Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Jacobs & Tait by iamlam
Annotated by Larsen in Chess Informant 8, game 1.
from Annotations by Various Authorities & Fredthebear by mneuwirth

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC