Jørgen Bent Larsen (1935 – 2010) was a Danish chess GrandMaster and author. Larsen was known for his imaginative and unorthodox style of play, and he was the first Western player to pose a serious challenge to the Soviet Union’s dominance in chess. He is considered to be the strongest player born in Denmark and the strongest from Scandinavia until the recent rise of Magus Carlsen. As a six time Danish Champion and a candidate for the World Chess Championshp four times, Larsen reached the semifinal three times. Larsen had multiple wins over all seven World Champions who held the title from 1948 to 1985 including Botvinnk, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer and Karpov.Content: 89 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 3 lectures. PGN Included.Recommended for: Intermediate-Advanced Players.Users rated this series: 4.44 out of 5Chess Fans have said: RIP, GM Larsen. IM Paschall, your lecture on the classic Tal v. Larsen from Bled is one of my all time favorite lectures.GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001, and became a GM in 2013. Bryan is the first-ever Grandmaster from Alaska!IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the 2013 New England Co-Champion, Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, two-time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.FM Dennis Monokroussos is a 3-time Nevada State champion and won the Indiana State Championship in 2009. He taught philosophy at several universities, including the University of Notre Dame, and currently works as a chess coach for kids and adults, both in person and over the internet. He was coach of a team that won the 1997/8 National K-8 Championship and came within half a point of repeating the next year as well. His individual students have been successful too, and include scholastic state champions and a participant in the World Youth Games.OUTLINEPart ISicilian Defense: Dragon VariationCarel-Benjamin Van den Berg vs. Bent LarsenRun Time: 00:39:16 IM SmithPart IINimzo-Indian: Classical, BerlinVariation Pirc VariationMark Taimanov vs. Bent LarsenRun Time: 00:19:20 IM PaschallPart IIIKing’s Pawn OpeningAntonio Angel Medina Garcia vs. Bent LarsenRun Time: 00:31:11 FM MonokroussosOriginally Produced by ChessLecture.com LLC | © 2014 All Rights Reserved30 Day 100% Money Back GuaranteeYou must be thrilled with this purchase, and it must transform your chess the way I state in this letter, or I don’t want your money. Try it out and if you don’t agree that it’s an amazing program and worth more than you paid, keep all your money. If for any reason you’re not satisfied with the purchase just ask for your money back. It doesn’t get any easier than that.