Larsen-Feeney 1982 (correspondence)

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Larsen-Feeney 1982 (correspondence)

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:27 pm

I was having a cup of coffee in Pamplona this lunchtime and came across this in the local paper. I'm guessing it's not the famous Larsen.

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The solution won't detain you long, but I found myself wondering if there was a game score and that proved a tougher challenge. I've not traced one yet (I checked Chessgames and another forum member has consulted a games database) though an internet search locates the position in Laszlo Polgar's 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games and Jiganchine's Schliemann Defence - Tactics and Combinations.

The latter suggests that the opening of the game is known (and in fact the Polgar has the position classified under C63, Ruy Lopez Schliemann) but is the game score actually known, and if not, how does the position come to be in the public domain?
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Re: Larsen-Feeney 1982 (correspondence)

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:26 pm

Oh good point, I probably should have found that, but is there no other, earlier source for this game than a book written by the guy who produced the video?
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Re: Larsen-Feeney 1982 (correspondence)

Post by John Saunders » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:13 pm

Found this on StarBase 4.56 ...



StarBase is not always reliable or accurate but it sometimes reaches the parts which other databases do not reach. The players' initials are likely to be right.

There was a US player called Thomas Feeney (1947-2013) who might have been Black here. Obit here. There are some CC games played in Wisconsin by a T Feeney on Big/MegaBase.

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Re: Larsen-Feeney 1982 (correspondence)

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:55 pm

Ah, thanks, that's pretty helpful. I didn't think it was likely to be Larsen, B.
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