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zz 1 Larsen's Opening P-QN3 by Soltis
Compiled by fredthebear

Compiled by willyfly

"If you're going to make your mark among masters, you've to work far harder and more intensively, or, to put it more exactly, the work is far more complex than that needed to gain the title of Master." ― Mikhail Botvinnik

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Booklet from an article first published in Chess Digest Magazine May 1972

"This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!" ― Albert Einstein

"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles." ― Garry Kasparov

"Age brings wisdom to some men, and to others chess." ― Evan Esar

The Bear and the Two Companions

Two fellows, needing funds, and bold,
A bearskin to a furrier sold,
Of which the bear was living still,
But which they presently would kill –
At least they said they would.
And, if their word was good,
It was a king of bears – an Ursa Major –
The biggest bear beneath the sun.
Its skin, the chaps would wager,
Was cheap at double cost;
"Twould make one laugh at frost –
And make two robes as well as one.
Old Dindenaut, in sheep who dealt,
Less prized his sheep, than they their pelt –
(In their account It was theirs,
But in his own, the bears.)
By bargain struck on the skin,
Two days at most must bring it in.
Forth went the two. More easy found than got,
The bear came growling at them on the trot.
Behold our dealers both confounded,
As if by thunderbolt astounded!
Their bargain vanished suddenly in air;
For who could plead his interest with a bear?
One of the friends sprung up a tree;
The other, cold as ice could be,
Fell on his face, feigned death,
And closely held his breath, –
He having somewhere heard it said
The bear never preys on the dead.
Sir Bear, sad blockhead, was deceived –
The prostrate man a corpse believed;
But, half suspecting some deceit,
He feels and snuffs from head to feet,
And in the nostrils blows.
The body's surely dead, he thinks.
"I'll leave it," says he, "for it stinks;"
And off into the woods he goes.
The other dealer, from his tree
Descending cautiously, to see
His comrade lying in the dirt,
Consoling, says, "It is a wonder
That, by the monster forced asunder,
We're, after all, more scared than hurt.
But," adds he, "what of the creature's skin?
He held his muzzle very near;
What did he whisper in your ear?"
"He gave this caution, – "Never dare
Again to sell the skin of bear
Its owner has not ceased to wear."'

The 20-40-40 rule in chess is a rule for players rated below 2000 that states 20% of your study should be dedicated to openings, 40% to the middlegame, and 40% to the endgame.

"Prepare for the worst but hope for the best." ― The Wondrous Tale of Alroy by Benjamin Disraeli, published in 1833

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Actions speak louder than words

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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ― Aristotle

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." ― Ancient Chinese Proverb

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." — Mahatma Gandhi

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Drive sober or get pulled over.

greersome wrote:

There once was a woman from Mizes

Who had chess sets of two different sizes

One was quite small

Almost nothing at all

But the other was large and won prizes!

"As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight." — The Revenant

A 1a) 1...e5 2 Bb2 Nc6 3 e3
Larsen vs S Garcia Martinez, 1971 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Parma, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs Rauzer, 1936 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 60 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs T Ledic, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

A 1b) 1...e5 2 Bb2 Nc6 3 c4
I Mazel vs Riumin, 1934 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 29 moves, 0-1

Simagin vs Sokolsky, 1966 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

J Bellon Lopez vs Smejkal, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs N Caro, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Tukmakov, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Portisch, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

A 2) 1...e5 2 Bb2 d6
Larsen vs D Minic, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs J H Donner, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Diez del Corral, 1968
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Sahovic vs Matulovic, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

A 3) 1...e5 2 Bb2 f6
Nimzowitsch vs W Winter, 1927 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs F Martinez Ibrahim, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

B 1) 1... d5 2 Bb2 c5 3e3
Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Mecking, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

Andersson vs Spassky, 1971 
(A06) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1925  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Simagin vs Taimanov, 1952
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

B 2(1) 1...d5 2...Black delays c5
Lisitsin vs Keres, 1955
(A06) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 0-1

Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs P Trifunovic, 1955 
(A17) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1937 
(A06) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

A Konstantinopolsky vs A Sadomsky, 1957
(A06) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

Szabados vs Tal, 1957 
(A13) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1971 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

B 2 (2)
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

B 2 (3)
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Filip, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

B 3) 1...d5 2 ...c6 or no move of the c-pawn
Nimzowitsch vs Ahues, 1930 
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Sultan Khan, 1931 
(A06) Reti Opening, 77 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Vidmar, 1927 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

P Romanovsky vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Andersson vs J H Donner, 1971
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

B 3 (2)
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(A06) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

B 4 other systems with ...d5
Gunsberg vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

C 1 Bird-type fianchetto systems
Larsen vs Keene, 1971 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

C 2) KID variations
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1956 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 30 moves, 1-0

A Dunkelblum vs A Matanovic, 1958
(A04) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Janosevic, 1968 
(A05) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Spassky, 1956 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 57 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs N Spiridonov, 1971
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Kasparian vs Tolush, 1952 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Ujtumen, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

J Bellon Lopez vs Ljubojevic, 1971
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 75 moves, 0-1

D Other Lines ...f5 ...c5 ...b6
Larsen vs Kavalek, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

I Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1933
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs J Bellon Lopez, 1971 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs M Colon Romero, 1969
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Thematic w/f4
Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch, 1929 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Bobby Fischer's White hedgehog
Fischer vs Andersson, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening/Nimzo-Larsen (A04) VERY efficient model game!
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical 4.f4 & 0-0-0 (A01) 1-0Roll Kside
I Rogers vs J Brenninkmeijer, 1990 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern vs Pseudo KID w/open d-file(A01)1-0
Raul Schmidt vs J Gallagher, 2007 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

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