Then in 1979 Bent Larsen won a Scandinavian game against Karpov at the Montreal Star Tournament eplaining that he played it in order to avoid creating any weakness in his position that Karpov could exploit, adding that it was a good substitute for the Caro Kann.
Today the defense has resurfaced, being used by many strong GMs. In this game we’re going to see Meises (yes, he did win occasionally!!) defeat attacking great, Rudolf Spielmann. What I liked about the game was that it didn’t feature any wild attacks involving sacrifices by Mieses. He took positional advantage of Spielmann’s opening inaccuracies and never left him even a sniff at counterplay. These old guys knew something about chess and often their play was a matter of preference rather than lack of understanding.