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Nigel Short vs Ulf Andersson
"Dire Ulf" (game of the day May-12-2019)
Hastings (1979/80), Hastings ENG, rd 12, Jan-10
Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50)  ·  1-0



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Feb-12-07  ianD: PPPP+N+N+B Vs PP+B+B+N

Some endgame!!

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  Fusilli: <ianD> No, only one pawn for black.

Why not 59...Nd4? It looks annoying... White would have to change moves, but how?

Jan-01-17  Albion 1959: If memory serves me correct, this was the game that gave Short his Grandmaster title ! Though I stand to be corrected on this:
Jan-02-17  Granny O Doul: That would have made Short a GM at 15, or maybe even 14. I don't think he was quite that young (different times then). Perhaps it made him an IM.
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  perfidious: Winning this game gave Short the IM title, according to his games collection from long ago.
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  al wazir: Why didn't white trade off pieces at the earliest opportunity?

28. Nxd7 Nxd7 29. Ra7 Rd8 (29...Nf8 30. Nd6) 30. Nb6.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Short might have been only 14 at the time. This might explain why Andersson kept playing even with a three-pawn deficit.
May-12-19  7he5haman: <al wazir> White's only a pawn up in your line. The resulting endgame would be much harder to win.

Short's line looks stronger.

May-12-19  Pyrandus: Great Short!
May-12-19  Ironmanth: Tremendous minor piece endgame fight; one of the best I've ever seen, and one that will repay extra study. Thanks, chessgames!
May-12-19  Bravehorse: <Fusilli> 59...Nd4+ 60. Kg2 is an adequate reply. 60... Ne2 61. Nd5 Bc6 62. Ngf6 and white is simply better.
May-12-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 20 dpa done

1. + / = (0.33): 20...Na5 21.Qc2 Bc6 22.Bc4 Rfd8 23.Rfd1 h6 24.Ba6 Rb8 25.Rxb8 Rxb8 26.Bf1 Ne6 27.Ra1 Bd7 28.Qa2 Nc6 29.Bc4 Ncd4 30.Bxd4 exd4 31.Bxe6 Bxe6 32.Qxa7 Rb7 33.Qa5

2. + / = (0.56): 20...Rcd8 21.Bxf4 exf4 22.Nc4 Ne7 23.Nd6 Nxd5 24.Qxd5 Bc6 25.Qc4 Rb8 26.Nd4 Ba8 27.f3 Rxb1 28.Rxb1 Qe7 29.Rb2 Be5 30.Ra2 Rd8 31.N4b5 Rd7 32.Ra6 Kg7 33.Qa2 Qh4 34.Kf1 Qe7 35.Rxa7 Bc6 36.Rxd7 Qxd7 37.Qc4

May-12-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = (0.11): 19...Ne7 20.Qb3 Bc6 21.Bxc6 Nxc6 22.Qc4 Rfd8 23.Rfc1 bxc5 24.bxc5 h6 25.h4 Bf8 26.Rb5 Ne6 27.Qc2 a6 28.Rb6 Ncd4 29.Bxd4 exd4 30.Qb3 Nf4 31.Kh1 Bxc5 32.Rxa6

2. = (0.22): 19...b5 20.Qb3 a5 21.bxa5 Nxa5 22.Qa3 h6 23.Rfd1 Rfd8 24.Bxf4 exf4 25.Qa2 Bc6 26.Bxc6 Nxc6 27.Rxb5 Nd4 28.Nxd4 Bxd4 29.Rdb1 Qe7 30.Rb7 Rd7 31.Rxd7 Qxd7 32.Nf3 Bxc5 33.Ne5 Qa7 34.Qd2 g5 35.Ng4 Qa6 36.Kh2 Qe6

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  OhioChessFan: Well....since nobody else asked, what in the world is the pun?
May-12-19  Hodor: < OhioChessFan >
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  OhioChessFan: Game of Thrones, okay. I couldn't tell you the first thing about it.
May-12-19  Albion 1959: Okay, I stand corrected. It was 1984 when Short won the GM title and not 1979. He probably won the IM title with this win against Andersson:
May-12-19  Hercdon: Long by Short
May-12-19  Hercdon: The Long Short of It

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