Jørgen Bent Larsen was a Danish chess grandmaster and author. Known for his imaginative and unorthodox style of play, 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 emergence of Magnus Carlsen.
|Full name:||Jørgen Bent Larsen|
|Born:||Mar 4, 1935, Tilsted near Thisted, Denmark|
|Died:||Sept 9, 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Peak rating:||2660 (January 1971)|
About Bent Larsen
Danish chess Grandmaster who was known for a unique style of play, a rarity in chess.
He became interested in chess because of his sickly and bed-ridden childhood.
He was a six time Danish Champion and a candidate for the World Chess Championship on four occasions.
He was married to an Argentine woman at the time of his death in 2010.
Magnus Carlsen is the only serious challenger to his status as the greatest Scandinavian chess player of all time.
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