Larsen: Move by Move

Larsen: Move by Move

by Cyrus Lakdawala


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Bent Larsen was one of the most influential chess players of the 20th century. He was a four-time Candidate for the World Championship and the first westerner to seriously challenge the Soviet Union's post-war dominance of the game. Larsen was admired by fans for his creative and combative style. He was a risk-taker who always sought complex positions. He felt completely at home in defence and was an opportunistic attacker. While other grandmasters would shy away from offbeat openings, Larsen would embrace and develop them. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala studies his favourite Larsen games and examines Larsen's skills in the key areas of attack and defence, initiative, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. He demonstrates clearly how we can all improve by learning from Larsen's play. Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781942017
Publisher: Gloucester Publishers
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Series: Move by Move Series
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 797,337
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author 3

Bibliography 5

Series Foreword 6

Introduction 7

1 Larsen on the Attack 21

2 Larsen on Defence and Counterattack 87

3 Larsen on the Dynamic Element 168

4 Larsen on Exploiting Imbalances 258

5 Larsen on Accumulating Advantages 342

6 Larsen in the Endgame 416

Index of Openings 485

Index of Opponents 486

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