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Nigel Short vs Jan Timman
"A Long Walk Off a Short Peer" (game of the day May-26-2009)
Interpolis 15th (1991), Tilburg NED, rd 4, Oct-21
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04)  ·  1-0
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Jan-20-12  Tigranny: <Kinghunt> Sorry for my longer variations. I watched them on a video of the game at Chess.com. Your variations are good too :).
Dec-22-12  Llawdogg: Thanks kingscrusher, nice video.
Sep-05-13  WiseWizard: The audacity..
Dec-18-13  ndg2: It's fantastic. To this day, Short's king march creates a "mental blockage" in chess engines. King safety seems to be paramount in middle games. They cannot figure out the plan even after 32. Kg3 (let alone 30. h4). Only after 32...Re8 the evaluation jumps up highly.
Feb-25-14  navneet4751: Short kings is brave and powerfull
Aug-08-14  SpiritedReposte: Angry king style! Don't see that often.
Aug-10-14  Chessinfinite: An absolutely crushing win by Short.
Aug-26-14  TheBish: A long walk for a Short king!
Dec-21-14  GoldenBird: I think Short had remembered what Steintiz once said 'The King is a fighting piece!'
Mar-30-15
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  Alex Schindler: Wow. It's so simple, but so painfully counterintuitive at the same time. To treat a board with all major pieces still on it like a king and pawn endgame and just waltz right up to the enemy lair to assist checkmate... That's a king who leads from the front!
Apr-27-15  ip0: King: I will do it my self.
Dec-03-15  Granny O Doul: Whatever may have been going on with the substitution of "peer" for "pier", the correct phrase is "long walk ON a short pier". To say "off" instead destroys the joke.
May-05-16  posoo: INCORECT Grannus. It is Tinman HIMSELF who is da short peer. GET IT?

A TRIPUL PUN.

Sadly, though this game is one of posoo's FAVORITES, i can NO LONGER agree with king marhces like dis because of da HORIFIC way Niggul Shoat treats his "friends." DISGRACEFUL.

May-08-16  The Kings Domain: :-) Funny and unique game.
May-08-16  The Kings Domain: Great time for Chess too; anyone who lived through the era will recall the excitement and relevance the game had to the world at large. That importance has yet to be recaptured and probably won't be so for a long time.
May-08-16  Howard: At least that game made it into Giddons' book 50 Essential Chess Lessons.

Inside Chess annotated it in full, too.

Personally, Tilburg 1991 left a somewhat bad taste in my mouth, due to Karpov's disappointing performance. The year 1991 was a very mediocre year for him, overall, and it was clear that Karpov was by now past his peak.

May-08-16
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  offramp: <Howard: At least that game made it into Giddons' book 50 Essential Chess Lessons. Inside Chess annotated it in full, too.

Personally, Tilburg 1991 left a somewhat bad taste in my mouth, due to Karpov's disappointing performance. The year 1991 was a very mediocre year for him, overall, and it was clear that Karpov was by now past his peak.>

I had a feeling that Karpov thought, "I could beat these Joe Shmoes if I tried hard. But do I <really> want to play Kasparov again?"

Would you?

May-08-16  Howard: No, I wouldn't.

By the way, Karpov did miss a likely win against Kasparov in the game in which Karpov had White (It was a double round-robin event.) And the game ended up reaching a position which was truly unique in chess !

May-08-16
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  OhioChessFan: I recall a tortured explanation of cg.c about why it's "peer", since the opponent was a "peer" of Short's. Much too strained and busy for a pun. Anyway, a great game.
May-09-16
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  offramp: <OhioChessFan: I recall a tortured explanation of cg.c about why it's "peer", since the opponent was a "peer" of Short's. Much too strained and busy for a pun. Anyway, a great game.>

I always thought it was rubbish as well. What a load of rubbish! Good game, though.

Jul-22-17
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnX....
Mar-10-18  tgyuid: i would just absolutely love to be a penguin
May-29-18
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  takchess: http://tartajubow.blogspot.com/2018...
Jul-14-18
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  Tjm50: This game is also included as a supplemental game to the 3rd lesson in the book “Best Lessons of a Chess Coach” by Weeramantry/Eusebi, a fantastic instructional book for intermediate levels. It’s given as an example of “dark square domination”, and they recommend comparing it to Alekhine vs Yates, 1922
Oct-10-18
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  wtpy: So if short has been knighted and particularly if vertically challenged the title might long walk of the short peer.
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