Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Nigel Short vs Peter Leko
Sarajevo (1999), Sarajevo BIH, rd 7, May-24
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



explore this opening
find similar games 11 more Short/Leko games
sac: 34...Bxh6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: The only serious alternative to 3 d4 is 3 Nf3 which Fischer played on several occasions. After Short's 3 d3!? Black can equalize immediately with the simple 3..dxe. Instead Leko played 3..g6 and 5..Nf6?! giving Short the complex middle game he wanted with a space advantage as well. 20..Kc7? would have run into 21 Bxe6!. After Leko's clever play for complications with 35..cxd Short, in time trouble, could have maintained his advantage with the prophylactic 36 Ka2; ie 36..dxc 37 Nxc4..Qxh6 38 Nb4..Ndc5 39 Qf3..Nd8. Instead, he won two pieces for a rook and pawn but left Leko with active counterplay. Leko's 38..Nxc4! is the only way to recapture; 38..dxc would have lost to 39 Bd6..Qxd3 40 Qxd3..cxd 41 g4..Kc8 42 Bxc7..Kxc7 43 Nf3..Nb3 44 g6..Kd7 45 g6..Ke7 46 Ng5..Kf8 47 Nxe6..Kg8 48 Nc7 and one of the White pawns queens. 44 Nb4? lost on the spot; White should have taken the perpetual with 44 Qb5..Qxd3 45 Qe8+..Kb7 46 Qd7+..Ka8 (46..Ka6? 47 Bb8) 47 Qe8+.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Castle by hand and clever play
from Castlin' Sinkholes Fredthebear Evaded by fredthebear
Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Castle by hand and clever play
from 18 Sicilians Bg2 by fredthebear
Round Seven, Game #33
from Sarajevo 1999 by suenteus po 147
tokirapa's favorite games
by tokirapa

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | 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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC