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Nigel Short vs Anatoly Karpov
Lloyds Bank Junior Clock Simul (1977) (exhibition), London ENG, Aug-14
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen Formation (B21)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-15-04  AdrianP: Short tries the Smith-Morra Gambit against Karpov... unsuccessfully.
Feb-09-05  invincible:
Dec-17-05  fisherpat.: i did enjoy this game
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  offramp: Some positions at the end remind me of positions from the game Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984.
Aug-21-06  alphastrike20: the greatest master of space advantage has done it again
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: wow! a1=Q!! what a move. Karpov cut him Short.
Jul-09-09  kap54: A nice attempt at a stalemate by Short, allowing 57...a1=Q, but Karpov knows better.
Apr-21-10  amadeus: Karpov did well in this simul:
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  HeMateMe: It looks like Nigel should have been using Smith & Wesson, instead of Smith and Mora.
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  Benzol: "The gambit is not so bad but 7.a3 was weak. After that he made some good moves in the middle game but some more mistakes in the ending". - Anatoly Karpov
Aug-03-14  Ke2: Short was around 12 y.o.
Aug-03-22  rwbean: ... Short reads "Soviet Weekly" to prepare for his game.

Should just play 7. o-o

24... c5! much better than 24... ♕e6??

31. ♖c2, 32. 32. ♖c2, 33. ♖4c2 all equalize, then White is definitely toast after 38. ♘xc5+? ...

33. ♖4c2 ♖eb6 34. ♖b1 sort of hanging on by his fingernails, but the White b-pawn blocks the Black a and c pawns.

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