Bent Larsen's 75th birthsday the 4th of March
Friday, 05 March 2010 08:40
The best Danish chess player ever, GM Bent Larsen, is turning 75 Thursday the 4th of March. To celebrate Larsen, the Danish Chess Federation has dedicated a special Edition of “Skakbladet” to the great master. The magazine can be downloaded here: http://www.dsu.dk/skakblad/sb2010/larsen.pdf but beware that it is in Danish only.
In the evening of the 4th of March, Larsen will be celebrated both in Copenhagen, Aarhus and in Koege in various arrangements.
Saturday a big rapid tournament is held in the center of Copenhagen, among the participants you will find GM Lars Bo Hansen, GM Jonny Hector and GM Sune Berg Hansen. All games in the first round must start with 1. b3 !
In connection with the Strongest Chess Tournament in Denmark, Politiken Cup (www.ksu.dk/politiken_cup) GM Peter Svidler, Russia, and the leading Danish player, GM Peter Heine Nielsen, will play a combined rapid and blitz-match in honor of Bent Larsen. The match takes place in Elsinore from the 2th to the 5th of August.
In the autumn 10 Grandmasters will play Bent Larsen’s 75th year birthday tournament in Koege from the 11th to 22th of October. The players are still to be announced.
Please find enclosed a recent photo of Larsen in front of his birthday gift from the Danish Chess Federation, a computer. Feel free to use the photo, but please mention that the photographer is GM Peter Heine Nielsen.
For further information please contact Thomas Vestergaard:
telephone: +45 24 64 28 62