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Nigel Short vs Gata Kamsky
PCA-Wch Candidates semifinal (1994), Linares ESP, rd 4, Sep-25
Spanish Game: Classical. Central Variation (C64)  ·  1-0


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Jun-09-05  woodenbishop: Short knows what he's doing I think.
Oct-17-05  Poisonpawns: Shorts only win from the match Kamsky played dubious 18..b6? allowing thematic 19.e6! when 18...Rfe8 leaves white with nothing but equality.
Dec-12-05  babakova: played through this game with board and pieces today and visualized this variation for fun: 55.h7 Rxh7 56.Kxh7 Kxf6 57.c4 a5 58.c5 a4 59.c6 a3 60.c7 a2 61.c8Q a1Q 62.Qh8+ and wins. Just fun training, but... I am not too sure, maybe black kan improve with Ke7 or something... Naa that sucks, just g5 and wins...
Oct-22-12  shepi13: This is the game where rustam kamsky tried to punch short, right?
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  HeMateMe: Did that really happen? Short fuse?
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  FSR: <HeMateMe> Yes. GM Fedorowicz, who was one of Kamsky's seconds (Dzhindzhi being the other), explained this in hilarious fashion on Saturday. Kamsky was leading the match by three points. In the next game, Kamsky was coughing a lot, and Short feigned concern, telling Kamsky that he should go to the hospital, and even, "I don't like you, but I'd hate to see you die." Kamsky lost that game horribly. Rustam Kamsky, Kamsky's father, was not amused. He confronted Short before the next game and was on the verge of punching him when Fed intervened and dragged Rustam away. Dzhindzhi asked Fed why he'd stopped Rustam, and Fed said, "Are you an idiot? If Rustam had punched Short, they would've forfeited Gata, Rustam wouldn't pay us, and it'd be just you and me on vacation in Europe!" Dzhindzhi replied, "You're not as dumb as you look!"
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