Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Bent Larsen vs Theo van Scheltinga
Hoogovens (1964), Beverwijk NED, rd 8, Jan-17
Bird Opening: General (A02)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 16 times; par: 55 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 4 more Larsen/T van Scheltinga games
sac: 29.Nf4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you find a mistake in the database, use the correction form. There is a link at the bottom that reads "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction..." Avoid posting corrections in the kibitzing area.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-03-07  Harvestman: A classic Larsen counter-attack. From a bad position he plays 28.c4 (a move I wouldn't even consider in this position), and when black mistakenly captures with 28...Bxc4? then 29.Nf4! turn the tables completely.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Troller: One of Aronian's favourite games. Contrary to <Harvestman> he would probably consider 28.c4 in the same position.
Jun-07-13  Naniwazu: <Troller> Læser du også 'Skakbladet'?
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Larsen's comment after 27...♗e2, taken from "Selected Games of Chess, 1948-1969":

"At this moment the Dutch master Spanjaard entered the tournament hall. He asked Donner if anything interesting was going on, and the grandmaster said 'Yes, Larsen has a lost game!' I am sure that this was the correct evaluation of my position. Up to now Black has played better in this game, but the situation is still so difficult for both sides that it can be useful to take advice from the words of a famous French general: 'My centre is broken, my flanks are retreating, I attack!".

Nov-12-19  Raida moudoud: I don't see the endgame here
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: There's no immediate checkmate, but 35.RxBg7 presents additional problems.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

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: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, 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 ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

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.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
"Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen
Bird's Opening
from Opening repertoire key games by chessbuzz
Bird's Opening
from Opening repertoire key games by JoseTigranTalFischer
Game 24
from Veliki majstori saha 32 BENT LARSEN (Marovic) by Chessdreamer
1964 Beverwijk Hoogovens
by jww
Classic bird
from Bird opening by chessbuzz
Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 Kside attack w/semi-closed center
from Walls, Nests and Feathered Friends by fredthebear
Game 4
from Move by Move - Larsen (Lakdawala) by Qindarka
"Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen
by JoseTigranTalFischer
Game 4: Move by Move - Larsen (Lakdawala)
from Published Games by Year and Unconfirmed Source 1 by fredthebear
"Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen
by brucemubayiwa
Game 21
from Best Games (Larsen) by Qindarka
it's a Bird!
by jediknightelijah
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 4
by 0ZeR0
"Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen
by hakkepof
Game 4: Move by Move - Larsen (Lakdawala)
from Short games by masters by rbaglini

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | 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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC