Bent Larsen

Chess Player

Birthday March 4, 1935

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Thisted, Denmark

DEATH DATE Sep 9, 2010 (75)

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Danish chess Grandmaster who was known for a unique style of play, a rarity in chess.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

He was married to an Argentine woman at the time of his death in 2010.

Associated With

Magnus Carlsen is the only serious challenger to his status as the greatest Scandinavian chess player of all time.