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Nigel Short vs Alexander Khalifman
Bundesliga (1990/91), Germany
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B77)  ·  1-0


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Jun-06-05  ripper: 30.Ne6!! what a move...
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  vonKrolock: after 26.♕g2>

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With the trio of heavy pieces in the vertical 'h', a crisis approaches.

<26...♗g7> The only alternative was ♗xb3 (and, possibly, to eliminate that ♘ right now would be quite advisable regarding the sequence ...

<30.♘e6> !! ♗oth pleasant and effective. If black now takes the ♕, then a mate in three would blast


<37...♖esigns> Or 37...♗xc2+ 38.♔xc2 ♕a4+ 39.♔c1! ♕f4+ 40.♔b2 ♕f8 41.♖d8

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  bharat123: Nigel. Nothing Short of Genius.
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  perfidious: Lovely play by White against a formidable opponent.
Dec-13-13  Howard: This game was annotated in Inside Chess back in early 1991---great game no doubt !
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  offramp: In the Sicilian white often ends up with a knight on b3 that has few prospects. Short solves that problem with great imagination. Worth remembering!
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