Bent Larsen

Seirup

Bent Larsen is the best danish chess player ever! He was in the semi final in the world championship, and the official most succesfull turnement player!

Bent Larsen is my hero becouse of his sik play! He has attacks unexspectet and fight always! Bent Larsen have his own opening called the Larsen-Opening, Danish Dynamit and Danish.

Books about Bent Larsen is: Praktisk Skak (Of Bent Larsen), Mestertræk (OfBent Larsen), Bent Larsen - The Fighter (Brundom), My 40 best games (Bent Larsen), small books with hes games and very many articels in the danish chess magasin 'Skakbladet'

What do you think of Bent Larsen and his cool games?

DrawMaster

I played the Bronstein-Larsen variation in the Caro-Kann for quite a while. Loved it. Very sharp and creative.

chessoholicalien

I've got Bent Larsen's "50 Udvalgte Partier" - it's good to read Bent's own words in his own language :-)

 

*Anyone want to start a Bent Larsen chess.com group?

Seirup
chessoholicalien wrote:

I've got Bent Larsen's "50 Udvalgte Partier" - it's good to read Bent's own words in his own language :-)

 

*Anyone want to start a Bent Larsen chess.com group?


Yeah sure, we can be the creaters!

Just create it, then i can help send posts, and get members :)

chessoholicalien

OK, folks, a new group about Bent Larsen has been created:

http://www.chess.com/groups/home/bent-larsen-master-of-counter-attack

Feel free to join and share your thoughts and materials about Bent and his games.

check2008

He's one of the only GM's to have regularly played the Bird opening, 1. f4. For that reason, I'm a fan of him.

Seirup
check2008 wrote:

He's one of the only GM's to have regularly played the Bird opening, 1. f4. For that reason, I'm a fan of him.


Yes, Bent Larsen is cool becouse of his cool openings. He played openings no other grandmasters ever played. One of this openings, is the Bird Opening.

aansel

Bent Larsen is alive and currently lives in South America. I have been told he has been quite ill recently. His games are all very innovative and full of fighting spirit. I have the English translation of his Best Games and it is an excellent read full of good  commentary and excellent games. People forgot but he was actually the top board in the original USSR v World match ahead of Bobby Fischer.

sluck72

Henrik Danielsen plays Bird too. But he plays it like a dutch with white and calls it the polar bear system.

atarw

Bent Larsen passed away in 2010. The world will (and is) miss him.

CHCL

Sometimes his openings were ridiculous. One time he even played the Parham!

Clarsen

The Bent Larsen group is now around 150 members!

Toldsted

In his games he very often pushed the a- or h-pawns - like Alphazero!

BaronVonChickenpants

I thought he was great in Captain Marvel!

darkunorthodox88

Larsen's win over Spassky with 1.f4 in 64 is one of my favorite games ever. It is just such aesthetically pleasing pawn avalanche.

Pol-Pottnoodle

Best Larsen’s Bent Games of Chess is a masterpiece.

Laskersnephew
darkunorthodox88 wrote:

Larsen's win over Spassky with 1.f4 in 64 is one of my favorite games ever. It is just such aesthetically pleasing pawn avalanche.

Just a wonderful clash of the titans! Both players took chances, made mistakes, and played great moves. 

kindaspongey

https://chesscafe.com/book-reviews/bent-larsens-best-games/

https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/bent-larsens-best-games/

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/995.pdf