Friday, February 25, 2011

Random Game #15 - Larsen vs. Sumar - Mar del Plata 1958

The Random Game feature at is a handy way to broaden your chess education. You never know what's going to pop up. You may see a famous classic, or maybe a subtle modernity, or maybe a true obscurity. You might even find a diamond in the rough that nobody else has spotted.

symbol of Mar del Plata (photo by Erik Stattin)

Today's game between Denmark's Bent Larsen and Julio Sumar of Peru took place at the Mar del Plata tournament in 1958. Larsen went on to win the event with 12 points in 15 rounds suffering only a single loss to Oscar Panno, the local favorite from Buenos Aires.

The chess world lost Bent last year. He and his wife had been living in Buenos Aires, just 250 miles north of where he earned his victory at Mar del Plata.

If you enjoy the random game idea you can try it yourself here.

Find all of the Random Games posted on the Pied Chessman here.

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