Bent Larsen ærespris i USA
USA-mesterskabet spilles 23. november - 5. december i San Diego, Californien. 9 runder schweizer og et interessant come-back for det tidligere VM-håb Gata Kamsky. Men set med danske øjne er det mest bemærkelsesværdige ved turneringen, at en ny ærespris på 5.000 $ til den spiller, som gennem turneringen har udvist størst kampvilje, er tilegnet Bent Larsen, som ifølge stifterne af æresprisen nåede idealet med hensyn til at udvise mod i sine partier.
Det er mere end 30 år siden, Bent Larsen dominerede de store opens, men måden, han gjorde det på, huskes altså endnu.
Begrundelsen bør også være at læse på danskernes egen hjemmebane, så vi har tilladt os at sakse den fra den amerikanske turneringssite:
The Bent Larsen US Championship Prize
Dear US Championship Participants,
A hearty welcome to each and every one of you! The organizers of the US Championship proudly announce an exciting additional prize for this year’s event. We want to give special recognition to players who consistently bring fighting spirit to the tournament, who decline the easy and perhaps convenient draw, and find ways to carry their games to exciting and successful conclusions. Hence, Professor Jim Roberts, Co-Founder of America’s Foundation For Chess, his wife Pam and their children, Jacob and Emma, have generously agreed to donate a $5,000 cash prize to reward the player who "brings it to the table" when it matters.
They consider that the legendary and always gracious Bent Larsen of Denmark is the player who has best captured this ideal of over-the-board courage. The $5,000 prize, as well as recognition as the “Bent Larsen Prize Winner,” will go to the most combative player at this year’s event; the participant whose performance stands out for eschewing early draws and for fighting hard throughout the event. To be eligible a player will have to finish with an even or plus score, and particular attention will be paid to fighting spirit shown in the final two rounds. The $5,000 will be shared if it is considered that two or three players jointly deserve this special award.
The winner or winners will be chosen by Jim Roberts in association with the organizers of the US Championship. Their decision will be final.
Wishing you all a successful and combative tournament!
2005 US Championship: http://www.uschesschampionship.com/
Direkte link til nyheden om 'Bent Larsen Prize Winner: http://www.uschesschampionship.com/news/bentlarsenprize.htm
24/11-2004 - tr
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