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Arthur Bisguier vs Bent Larsen
"Work of Art" (game of the day May-08-2015)
Zagreb (1965), Zagreb YUG, rd 9, Apr-23
Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06)  ·  1-0

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Feb-18-13
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  FSR: The Art of War.
Oct-08-13
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  RookFile: This one was a blitzkrieg.
May-08-15  mruknowwho: White's king's rook is like the alligator that can't get enough food.
May-08-15  waustad: Here is a time he didn't "Misfire."
May-08-15
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  RookFile: Sure. Bisguier could be very aggressive, with things like the 4 pawns attack against the king's indian. A perfectly correct way of playing chess.
May-08-15  newzild: Amusing how the same rook sacrifice is "sacrificed" twice on f6.
May-08-15  morfishine: Chomp, Chomp, Crunch...really gorgeous sequence
May-08-15
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  whiteshark: <♖x♘f6!/♖x♗f6!> a case of recurrence
May-08-15
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  kevin86: Odd sequence: if the bishop is not takeb, mate comes at g7, but not h7. When the bishop IS taken, mate comes at h7, but not g7.
May-08-15  DaGreenster: going through this game made me actually laugh. i wonder how bent larsen felt during that game... rather helplessly chuckling to himself as he realized the impending doom?
May-08-15  rollingrook5: Beautiful chess here from Bisguier. However, as a Modern enthusiast, I can't help but wonder what might have given Larsen a better game.

Imho, and of course firmly standing on the shoulders of the last 50 years' worth of giants, it seems 3... d5 could offer better chances against this move order.

Or, at least, after 3...d6, maybe delaying Nf6 and going for 4... c6 or a6, with b5 and Bb7 and a c5 break to come? This way, at least, the Nf6 never gets tempoed away by White's e5.

Any thoughts?

May-08-15
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  Check It Out: What a brutal attack.

It looks as though <FSR> submitted the pun, Art of War, a couple of years back. Do individual games get multiple pun submissions? If so, how/who chooses which pun gets used?

May-08-15  morfishine: <FSR> No doubt, this game is just terrific and really should be more famous. A really great game! Though the following game is not similar at all, I was reminded of this, due to the brevity: Larsen vs Spassky, 1970

<rollingrook5> Well, if one wants to stay within the original concept of Pirc, then <6...Bg4> is the move (instead of 6...Nbd7)

*****

May-08-15  Romildo: Artfully bent
May-08-15  BiggCojones: Doesn´t 15.Bg7 win right there and then?
if 15...Bxg7 16.Qh7++
if 15...Kxg7 16.Qh7++
if 15...Re8 16.Qxh8++
May-08-15
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  parisattack: <rollingrook5: Beautiful chess here from Bisguier. However, as a Modern enthusiast, I can't help but wonder what might have given Larsen a better game. Imho, and of course firmly standing on the shoulders of the last 50 years' worth of giants, it seems 3... d5 could offer better chances against this move order.>

3...d5 would have been the move. First mentioned by Euwe I believe.

Aug-16-15
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  Retireborn: In his book Bisguier entitles this game "Miniaturizing a Great Dane".

This may be my all-time favourite title for a chess game :)

Oct-03-16  Jimmy720: Extremely instructive attacking play
Apr-06-17  mavaddat: <BiggCojones: Doesn´t 15.Bg7 win right there and then? if 15...Bxg7 16.Qh7++
if 15...Kxg7 16.Qh7++
if 15...Re8 16.Qxh8++>

Exactly. Bisguier missed this simple ending, it seems.
Apr-06-17
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  keypusher: <mavaddat: <BiggCojones: Doesn´t 15.Bg7 win right there and then? if 15...Bxg7 16.Qh7++ if 15...Kxg7 16.Qh7++
if 15...Re8 16.Qxh8++>

Exactly. Bisguier missed this simple ending, it seems.>

15.Bg7 Kxg7 16.Qh7+ Kxf6 and ?

Apr-06-17  ChessHigherCat: <keypusher 15.Bg7 Kxg7 16.Qh7+ Kxf6 and ?> Good point, I was wondering about that myself and it took almost 2 years for somebody to come along and deflate BiggCojones
Jan-11-19
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  plang: A very nice game.

Larsen was always taking risks - sometimes they backfired.

Jan-11-19  jith1207: Just to reply the unanswered line. 15.Bg7 also mates, but after 12 moves.

1) mated-in-12 (26 ply) 15...Kxg7 16.Nd2 Qd5 17.Raf1 Rg8 18.Rxf7+ Qxf7 19.Rxf7+ Nxf7 20.Qh7+ Kf6 21.Nde4+ Kf5 22.Qxf7+ Bf6 23.g3 c4 24.Nxf6+ cxd3 25.Nd7+ Kxg5 26.Qf4+ Kh5 27.Qh4#

Jan-11-19
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  yiotta: <jith1207>So Bisguier was right!
Jan-12-19  Granny O Doul: 14...Bh8 was an impressive move, in a losing cause.
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