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Nigel Short vs Garry Kasparov
"Disco Inferno" (game of the day Aug-24-16)
London (1987)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0
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Nigel Short vs Garry Kasparov (1987)
The Hippodrome Discotheque in London, 1987

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Apr-08-12  llauro: Here you can watch the full TV broadcasting of this game, with live commentaries:
Apr-19-12  LoveThatJoker: GOTD: Disco Inferno


Sep-14-12  Conrad93: If Nd4 left his post, then 26.Bxb4 would work, so in order to make the sacrifice a reality we have to get rid of the knight through: [Event "London"] [Site "London"]
[Date "1987.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Nigel Short"]
[Black "Garry Kasparov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "

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"] [PlyCount "17"]
[EventDate "1987.??.??"]

26. Rd3 e5 27. Bg3 Qb7 28. Nf5 Bxf5 29. exf5 Bxb4 30. g6 fxg6 31. fxg6 Qb6 32. Re1 e4 33. Rxe4 Ba3 34. Re1 1-0

Now black has a big advantage.

Tell me what you think.

Sep-14-12  Conrad93: Edit: I found a better line:

[Event "London"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "1987.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Nigel Short"]
[Black "Garry Kasparov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "

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"] [PlyCount "29"]
[EventDate "1987.??.??"]

26... e5 27. Bg3 Qb6 28. Bxe5 Bxb4 29. Re1 Rfe8 30. Nf3 Be6 31. Bd4 Qb7 32. Ka1 Be7 33. Qb1 b4 34. cxb4 Bxb4 35. Red1 Qe7 36. Re3 Red8 37. g6 fxg6 38. Rc1 Rxc1 39. Qxc1 g5 40. hxg5 h4 1-0

End Result:

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Oct-10-12  tivrfoa: Nice Sicilian until Kasp bluder with 33. ... Qc6
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  KingG: After the game, Kasparov said he could have won with 31...Bxb4, giving the variation 31...Bxb4 32.cxb4 Bxe4 33.Qxe4 Rxb4+.
Dec-02-12  fifthsymphony: Assuming Short didn't instead opt for Nxc6.
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  whiteshark: 25 min rapid game
Dec-14-15  cunctatorg: Who is the third person (except Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short) in the photo? He looks like Anatoly Karpov but I can't be sure...

Only positive answers please, not speculations! Thank you!

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  tamar: You can be positive it was not Anatoly!
Dec-14-15  john barleycorn: The presenter was Tony Bastable

Aug-24-16  bengalcat47: What's the significance of the pun -- is there some tie-in with "Dantes' Inferno?"
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  Infohunter: <bengalcat47: What's the significance of the pun -- is there some tie-in with "Dantes' Inferno?">

The event was held at a discotheque in London. The pun is a reference to the song "Disco Inferno" by the Trammps, which came out some ten years before this event.

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  HeMateMe: Disco Inferno was all over the radio in the late 70s by being part of the sound track of the film Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta.

Great game by Nigel. Many twists and turns, very complex.

Aug-24-16  mckmac: One of the great 'watershed' tracks, an avalanche of excitement, coming just as the wonderful Philly Sound light began to flicker, and a few weeks before we slapped on the boogie-night flares. Let's Go Disco!!
Aug-24-16  Howard: Personally, I don't really like seeing speed games as GOTD, but opinions will vary.
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  kevin86: Kasparov held on to the end with a last second trap. white stepped aside an Kaspy resigned.
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  Keyser Soze: Studio 54 vibe

Aug-24-16  mckmac: <Keyser Soze> Thanks for that clip. Reading back it seems the pun* was suggested by <LoveThatJoker> some time ago.
Aug-24-16  thegoodanarchist: I hope Disco Stu stops by to give a kibitz.
Aug-24-16  thegoodanarchist: < Apr-19-12 LoveThatJoker: GOTD: Disco Inferno


Well done, sir!

<bengalcat47: What's the significance of the pun -- is there some tie-in with "Dantes' Inferno?">

Read the caption for the photo - it was taken at a discotheque

Then google "disco inferno".

Aug-24-16  thegoodanarchist: Classic 1970s alert:

Burn, baby, burn!!!

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  Zhbugnoimt: Looks like Gary threw this one. Looks can be deceiving though.
Jan-09-17  don don: iam garry kasparov
Jan-09-17  WorstPlayerEver: From the ruins of Studio 54
To twist 'n frugg
In an arrogant gesture
To the best of what the 20th Century has to offer, at the
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