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Kasparov - Short Blitz Match

Garry Kasparov4.5/8(+3 -2 =3)[view games]
Nigel Short3.5/8(+2 -3 =3)[view games]

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs Short ½-½58 2011 Kasparov - Short Blitz MatchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Short vs Kasparov 0-159 2011 Kasparov - Short Blitz MatchC52 Evans Gambit
3. Kasparov vs Short ½-½66 2011 Kasparov - Short Blitz MatchE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. Short vs Kasparov ½-½51 2011 Kasparov - Short Blitz MatchB06 Robatsch
5. Kasparov vs Short 1-061 2011 Kasparov - Short Blitz MatchA30 English, Symmetrical
6. Short vs Kasparov 1-035 2011 Kasparov - Short Blitz MatchC33 King's Gambit Accepted
7. Kasparov vs Short 0-165 2011 Kasparov - Short Blitz MatchB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
8. Short vs Kasparov 0-141 2011 Kasparov - Short Blitz MatchC58 Two Knights
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Oct-09-11  WiseWizard: I think it was great of Nigel to enter these openings, they put on a good show.
Oct-09-11
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  SetNoEscapeOn: <This style of play is what the general public thinks of when they think of chess.>

The general public does not think about chess at all.

Oct-09-11
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  brankat: The general public doesn't think :-)
Oct-09-11  AVRO38: <That would be a severe case of regression. Do we really want to go back to the Morphy days?>

I am not suggesting that we go back to the Morphy days, I'm simply pointing out that blitz exhibitions where super-GM's play exciting openings like the King's Gambit might attract people who might otherwise think that chess is a slow and boring game.

I personally prefer modern chess to the Morphy era game but that's only because I understand the difference. If chess wants to attract new converts, the way to do it is with blitz matches and King's Gambits. A hard fought positional Nimzo-Indian that lasts over 5 hours is for people who frequent CG.com not for newbies. Appreciation for the game takes time.

Oct-09-11  I play the Fred: <I am not suggesting that we go back to the Morphy days, I'm simply pointing out that blitz exhibitions where super-GM's play exciting openings like the King's Gambit might attract people who might otherwise think that chess is a slow and boring game.

I personally prefer modern chess to the Morphy era game but that's only because I understand the difference. If chess wants to attract new converts, the way to do it is with blitz matches and King's Gambits. A hard fought positional Nimzo-Indian that lasts over 5 hours is for people who frequent CG.com not for newbies. Appreciation for the game takes time.>

Well said.

Oct-09-11  rapidcitychess: <AVRO>

Point taken.

I was mistaken in thinking of the many people who whine about chess because it's not exciting enough and grandmasters need to play more exciting chess and never draw again.

Oct-10-11
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  HeMateMe: < hedgeh0g: I'd've thought it was Kasparov trying to hold his own against Nigel. >

you'd have been wrong. Kasparov is a once-in-a-century player.

If Kasparov is Mozart, then Nigel is Antonio Salieri

Oct-10-11
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  Check It Out: Neat match where it appears Short and Kasparov agreed ahead of time on the openings as they are all different and some are unusual at higher levels.

I like that Kasparov is exercising his chess competitiveness in a way that both promotes chess and protects his legacy.

Oct-10-11  dumbgai: <If Kasparov is Mozart, then Nigel is Antonio Salieri>

Zomg you mean Nigel is the one trying to poison Garry, and not the KGB???

Oct-10-11  anandrulez: <voyager39: Its 2-2 after game 7. Any idea why the live broadcast at http://kasparovshort2011.live.whych... is showing Kasparov's rating as 2812??>

Are you sure you dont know that ? That was his last active rating when he retired in 2005 .

Oct-10-11
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  brankat: <dumbgai> KGB doesn't exist, CIA does.
Oct-10-11  Tadeucouto: Mozart was the best, but Salieri was a very good composer too!
Oct-10-11
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  waustad: Thanks to NS for getting away from the main lines of today. Seeing Evans and KG is what an exhibition really should be about.
Oct-10-11
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  Domdaniel: <AVRO38> I agree with your general sentiments ... but doesn't "openings like the Hippopotamus ... or King's Gambit" cover just about *any* opening? You've got the whole gamut from Romanticism to Neo-hypermodernism right there.
Oct-10-11  valleyman: I was lucky enough to be at this event. Apparently the old rivalry was still alive as the players refused to negotiate the time control face to face and a middleman had to be used. The players also refused to be put up in the same hotel. Two typical Nigel quotes from the short interview afterwards: "Analysing a blitz game is like going through someone's trash. You shouldn't look too closely at it." "Yes, a lot of mistakes were made [in the blitz games], but quite frankly, I don't give a damn."
Oct-10-11  cuppajoe: <Apparently the old rivalry was still alive as the players refused to negotiate the time control face to face and a middleman had to be used.>

For a blitz match? It was just for fun! It meant nothing!

Oct-10-11  AnalyzeThis: What rivalry? Short would have to win a lot more than he does to make it a rivalry.
Oct-10-11  AVRO38: <I agree with your general sentiments ... but doesn't "openings like the Hippopotamus ... or King's Gambit" cover just about *any* opening? You've got the whole gamut from Romanticism to Neo-hypermodernism right there.>

True, but the Hippopotamus is a system rather than an opening in the strict sense. I would therefore disagree that my statement covers *all* openings. The Hippo is ideal for those new to the game because it does not require detailed opening knowledge.

Oct-10-11  voyager39: <anandrulez> I could figure that out, what I couldn't comprehend was how long ratings survived.
Oct-10-11  voyager39: Forbid 1. e4, d4, Nf3 and c4
Oct-10-11  Per: Only in the Final game it started to look like Kasparov the way he once used to play. In most games it was Short that was going for bald and original play while Kasparovs play reminded of Karpov..
Oct-10-11
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  Domdaniel: < In most games it was Short that was going for bald and original play >

Bald? That makes sense. I seem to recall Short once calling Kasparov 'a hairy ape', or words to that effect.

Oct-10-11  wuvmuffin72: I think he meant to say "bold."
Oct-10-11  AnalyzeThis: Let's play Bd3 in the Two Knights Defense and exchange off the King's bishop, doubling up the pawns.

Excellent idea against Kasparov.

Oct-10-11  oh5252: how was time setting?
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