|Oct-22-05|| ||BobbyBishop: I was very surprised when I had read that, according to Short ...10. Qa5 had never been played in a GM game before. Doesn't it seem like the most natural move in the world..to add further pressure to the c3 Knight? It also prevents the "free of charge" Bb5+. Even Kasparov said this new move surprised him and that he'd be working on it for future games. Is it possible that this move was never even touched upon during his analysis? Kaspy was evidently disoriented as he used 1 hour 29 mintues to Short's 11 minutes(!) for the entire game.|
|Nov-10-05|| ||Crackov Bonestein: Interesting indeed. It seems like the kind of move that an amatuer would play without hesitation. I checked the database and indeed it was not seen before 1993 and has only made an appearance in 14 other games since (one of those being Short having another try at it in round 9 and losing in 51 moves).|
|Nov-10-05|| ||WMD: If memory serves, Smyslov had played it once in the 1950s in an obscure tournament in Rostov-on-Don.|
|Nov-12-05|| ||BobbyBishop: Perhaps WMD but not with that particular move order. That positon after Short's Qa5 is not anywhere in the database.|
|Nov-13-05|| ||WMD: It's naive in the extreme to think that commercial databases contain all serious tournament games.|
However, as it happens, my memory was at fault here. Smyslov's move was not 10...Qa5 in this game, but 11...Qa5 from Game 13: Kasparov vs Short, 1993.
|Nov-13-05|| ||Calli: Its not exactly the same, but Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 is very similar, so I don't think the idea was new.|
Glek vs Juferov, 1989 is even an earlier game.
|Nov-15-05|| ||BobbyBishop: Well WMD, if you go and find it somewhere, I'll give you a cookie.|
|May-26-12|| ||wordfunph: <BobbyBishop: Kaspy was evidently disoriented as he used 1 hour 29 mintues to Short's 11 minutes(!) for the entire game.>|
and Kasparov was quoted after the game..
"I have now played five games while Nigel has played four."
|May-26-12|| ||Shams: <"I have now played five games while Nigel has played four.">|
Of course, Garry was +3 by this point of the match already.