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Nigel Short vs Garry Kasparov
Novgorod (1997), Novgorod RUS, rd 10, Jun-23
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1/2-1/2


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May-22-05  yoozum: This game is a prearranged draw that Nigel exposes in his column today. Evidently, he suffered a nasty dog-bite and prearranged the draw with Kasparov. It was Kasparov's idea to copy one of Azmai's games.
May-22-05  MrSifter: I have a feeling Nigel started the scuffle with the dog, but I'm curious to know the details of the incident.
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  Jim Bartle: Sort of takes the excitement out of it, learning not only the result but all the moves were prearranged. According to Short (via Chessbase) K chose this to irritate Azmaiparashvili because he'd blabbed some of K's (still unused) opening analysis.

My question: was it known this was a fixed (OK, arranged) draw at the time?

May-23-05  Hesam7: Can anyone post the link to Short's column??
May-23-05  WMD: See link at Nigel Short
May-23-05  Hesam7: <WMD> Thanks for this and the excerpt from <Russians vs Fischer> on the Fischer page.
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  spirit: isn't this chess???...beautiful...although prearranged
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  spirit: 15...b4 looks artificial somewhat
Jun-01-06  Nomen Nescio: I like 16.Bxh6.

The idea of a prearragned draw puzzles me. I'd study the game and figure out a way to beat the opponent anyway.

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  spirit: it is "prearranged" should mean that it is virtually impossible to find a variation that leads to a win for either side when they were out of book...lets face it, these are giants,every move and variation in this game had been checked to the very last detail before 1.e4
Jul-17-18  Albion 1959: This is akin to the famous "windmill" attack from the Torre v Lasker game in Moscow 1925. Only in this game there is no checkmate, or large material gains:
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