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?

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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.

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Nimzovitch became then for me more or less the author of the only book which could help me get away from these Euwe books, which, I admit, are very good for the ordinary club player. But once you’ve reached a certain strength you get the impression that everything that Euwe writes is a lie.

“Nimzovitch became then for me more or less the author of the only book which could help me get away from these Euwe books, which, … Read More