Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Jan Timman vs Nigel Short
Candidates Final (1993), San Lorenzo de El Escorial ESP, rd 11, Jan-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 65 more Timman/Short games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-28-07  Resignation Trap: The position after 65 moves is a theoretical draw. Even in days of adjournments players at the top level sometimes went astray.

As Short pointed out (after the game!) 75...Rg2? loses, and 75...Kf5 was correct. If then 76.h5 Rb8! White cannot make progress because the black rook keeps checking from the side, while the black king cannot be driven from its active position.

Mar-01-07  technical draw: Hey, I haven't seen my cousin theoretical draw in quite a while. Glad to see he's still active.
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: <technical draw> With the new Sofia rules, it's your hyper-active relative, perpetual-check draw, who has suddenly come into notoriety.
Jun-27-09  Dredge Rivers: <Resignation Trap>

Theoretical draws only count in theoretical chess! :)

Feb-04-15  Howard: Remind me to run this through a tablebase to see exactly where the mistakes took place.

Both players made errors, as I recall.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
QGD - exchange variation, 6. Dc2
by sdbehrendt
6.Qc2 Be7 7.e3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 Nh5 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Nge2 Nb6 11.O-O-O
from 98_D30,D31,D35-D37_QGD, EXCHANGE-Variation cxd5 by whiteshark
Rook endgames.
by falso contacto
The QGD/Slav/Semi-Slav
by Zhbugnoimt
65. .. Kd5 - An example of converting in a rook endgame.
from Endgame Collection by ksadler
Match Short!
by amadeus
by yesthatwasasac
converting 3:3|| +b into f+h win
from 96c_The Unbearable Lightness of rook endgames 3 by whiteshark
Jan Timman: Chess The Adventurous Way
by Resignation Trap
Pawns majority
from TaregZarty's positional games by TaregZarty
QGD - exchange variation, 6. Dc2
by Arthryn

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC