Bent Larsen

Bent Larsen

Play the open variation of the Ruy is my advice to all ordinary club players, and I recently even wrote a book about it, seen from Black's point of view. Why does everybody try to copy the grandmasters' strange positional maneuvers in the 5. ... B-K2 variation, instead of fighting for the in intiative?More Bent Larsen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All chess masters have on occasion played a magnificent game and then lost it by a stupid mistake, perhaps in time pressure and it may perhaps seem unjust that all their beautiful ideas get no other recognition than a zero on the tournament table.More Bent Larsen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A chess player never has a heart attack in a good position.More Bent Larsen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The books say that it is not so serious to lose time in a closed position; I am lucky, since these comments have not harmed me too much.More Bent Larsen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That’s really all I wanted to do—that’s my favorite part of this job—getting out there and playing (my music.)More Bent Larsen quotes [06/13/2012 09:06:49]

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