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|Apr-05-14|| ||perfidious: Nunn was a fine player at top level and remains an outstanding author, but <Nigel Short> easily has a better resume.|
A world title match and numerous successes add up to: career don't lie!
|Apr-06-14|| ||offramp: Where in London was he born? Big place, London.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||RedShield: In his youth, he was known as the <Tooting Terror>.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Nigel Short is not as exciting.
Plus, it seems that Nunn has a huge plus score against Short.
Player: John Nunn
Player profile: Nigel Short
Classical games: John Nunn beat Nigel Short 5 to 0, with 13 draws.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Not a single win.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Nigel Short: better career:
John Nunn: better games.
As far as I am aware, Short didn't take as many risks, which is a good plan in general, but can lead to very boring chess.
|Apr-06-14|| ||N0B0DY: Jabberwocky!|
|Apr-06-14|| ||perfidious: If 'better games' is defined as draws in twenty-five moves or less, <Conrad> is correct:|
Works out to just about 20 per cent. Out great genius <Conrad> can tell us that is <nearly one game in five>.
Kasparov was minus vs Gulko-do you propose to suggest the latter was the stronger player, or had the greater career? Multiple world champions facing Geller? Better explain why Geller was greater than all of them, but never even got a match for the title.
Have your go at it, moronic spambot, but y'all will have to do a bit better'n that.
Short's number of draws in 25 moves or less: 247 of 2470 games played. Ten per cent.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Nunn certainly has played many brilliant games (wins and losses), topped by Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985.|
I guess you could say Short is boring. If you consider plodding your king from g1 to g5 dull: Short vs Timman, 1991
And he has played some great games (and some not so gunder the greatest pressure: Short vs Karpov, 1992 Final, decisive game of a candidates match.
|Apr-06-14|| ||RedShield: <Plus, it seems that Nunn has a huge plus score against Short.>|
It's worth remembering that Short's problem with English chess wasn't confined to Tony Miles.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: <Kasparov was minus vs Gulko-do you propose to suggest the latter was the stronger player, or had the greater career? Multiple world champions facing Geller? Better explain why Geller was greater than all of them, but never even got a match for the title.>|
Yep,looks like Gulko is the better player.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: The Short-Timman game isn't that great. The king march seems quite obvious. |
Black has no real threats to prevent it from marching to the kingside.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Seems like something that would be played in a skittles game.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Nunn has a plus score against Micheal Adams also.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||Jim Bartle: <Conrad93: Black has no real threats to prevent it from marching to the kingside.>|
That's the point now, isn't it? He got the position and made the king march that GMs marveled at, and voted it the #1 game in that Informator.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: That's a rare game from Short.
Still not as impressive as the Beliavsky-Nunn game.
|Apr-06-14|| ||offramp: The only thing that should be played during a skittles game is skittles.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||perfidious: <offramp> Ah don't play Skittles-Ah eat 'em!!|
|Apr-09-14|| ||Conrad93: The skittles rooms I go to usually have Skittles, so you can do both.|
|Apr-09-14|| ||Conrad93: Yeah, and that Short game is pretty good.
For me it's the lead up to the march, and not the march itself that's impressive.
|Apr-25-14|| ||Marmot PFL: Evidently I share a birthday with a few notable players-|
Bertram Claude Jenkines, Stefan Levitsky, Charles Jaffe, Max Lange, Gyorgy Schiffert, Ferruccio Castiglioni, Albert Sandrin, Egon Joppen, Grigory Grigorievich Krupsky, Robert Gary Cross, Antonas A Cesnauskas, Lisa Lane, Raymond Allen Weinstein, Sven-Goran Malmgren, <John Nunn>, Viktor Komliakov, Jayshree Khadilkar, Luis Galego, Petar Drenchev, Sergei Mihajlovskij, Hoang Thanh Trang, and Sinisa Saric!
|Jun-21-14|| ||RookFile: <As far as I am aware, Short didn't take as many risks >|
Full stop. Try playing over the Short vs. Kasparov match sometime and tell us that Short didn't take risks.
|Nov-14-14|| ||sonia91: Top seed and 3rd at World Senior Championship 2014 (50+ section), held in Katerini, Greece.|
|Feb-16-15|| ||offramp: Dr Nunn's most recent book is his Chess Course. It is based entirely on the games of that other mathematical/chess brainiac Emanuel Lasker. It shows how little Dr Lasker's star has faded!|
|Mar-27-15|| ||The Rocket: I am surprised our great mathematican and problem solver didn't amount to more in chess. He was, after all, european junior champion. The truth is that though top level chess involves heavy calculations, it's not the only factor in determining the very best. Nunn did not evaluate positions well enough. Having gone through some of his more noteable games, I do find his style of play quite appealing. I wouldn't say it was out of the question thath he could have been a top 3 player under optimal conditions.|
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