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Garry Kasparov vs Nigel Short
"Short Shrift" (game of the day Jul-13-2013)
Rapid Match (1987) (rapid), London ENG, rd 3, Feb-04
Queen Pawn Game: Anti-Torre (D02)  ·  0-1



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  Eggman: This was a blitz game, I'm pretty sure.
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  kevin86: The black king rolls to the left to avoid capture-like a quarterback!
Jul-08-05  mack: < This was a blitz game, I'm pretty sure.>

Rapid. It was played as part of a six game match (which Gazza won 4-2) for Channel 4 television. Peter Stingfellow did the introduction, I believe.

Nov-11-05  refutor: this was a rapid match, and a good candidate for a game of the day. After 45. ...Kg6!! Julian Hodgson commented that "With everything now secure Nigel could safely march his king up the board to help the rest of his army deliver mate. Could there be anything more embarassing for the greatest player of all time to endure?"
Nov-11-05  Changley: when compared to cquizine this is the pizza hut game
Mar-06-10  James Bowman: Watching the few games where Nigel beats Garry, I notice his sense of when his king is in trouble better than most, almost like he is using the King to buy time else where and lure Garry out of position. Most others would panic and waste tempo defending his magesty on the appearance of danger Nigel brings him to war. Several of his games have that appearance to me including this one. I am a step below patzer though so who knows.
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  Sastre: Video of the game with live commentary by Ray Keene: (Part 1) (Part 2).
Feb-01-12  Tigranny: The game would've been much prettier with 49...Kxg4 50.Rcb8 Qa1 51.Rb1 Qxc3 52.Kf2 Qc2+ 53.Kg1 Kg3. Other then that great game.
Feb-02-12  drukenknight: the game starts out real interesting with that B hanging in the air, that would get me thinking. It looks ok but then look how Kasp leaves the pawn on c4 waiting to attack. He is not going to use that pawn unless he has to as it represent stored energy. There something wrong if he doesnt have to use that.....

The only way to remove it would be to capture it with 14...NxP and then 15 NxN you can reposition your N with 15....Nb6. these look forced, then you notice the relationship between your Q/N and his. Going quickly here it looks like Short branched away from the main line a little too early but maybe I am missing....

Feb-02-12  drukenknight: look at move 39, Gary has right idea but looking the wrong direction, look what happens if 39 g4...THe white q lines up with black K. I think it better.
Feb-10-12  Tigranny: I forgot to add, I think 49...Kxh4, not 49...Kxg4, is more correct due to 50.gxf5 Kg3 51.Rcb8 Qxc3 52.fxe6 Ne3+ 53.Bxe3 Qxe3 54.Qxe7 Qc1#.
Mar-24-13  b0ch0: It's quite remarkable how Short manages to take the white queen out of the game just by blocking the dark squared diagonal with his rook.
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  HeMateMe: Did the winner get to hang out with "Downtown" Julie Brown?
Jul-13-13  morfishine: short shrift
n 1. brief and unsympathetic treatment
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a brief period allowed to a condemned prisoner to make confession make short shrift of to dispose of quickly and unsympathetically

Given the length of the game (50-moves), this play on words hardly applies here

Jul-13-13  celtrusco: Short's King usually enjoy the rides specially when the sun is shining and there is not so much wind: Nigel Short vs Jan Timman
"A Long Walk Off a Short Peer" (game of the day May-26-09) Tilburg 53/115 1991 · Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04) · 1-0
Jul-13-13  wingpawn: The move 30. e5, allowing the Kingside to be locked up really shocked me. Kasparov hardly ever refrains from dumping his weak pawns and rarely allows his pieces to be tied to the permanent drawbacks of his position. He still managed to create some funky counterattacking mess in the end, but it looks like it was too little, too late. Good defensive judgement by Short, though.
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  kevin86: Kasparov didn't have a ghost of a
Jul-13-13  Moszkowski012273: 47...Ne3+ was a missed tactical shot, but a pretty finish nonetheless.
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  Plaskett: I cribbed Short´s idea when playing black against IM Campos in Xávia in late August 2015 - 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 Bg4 3 Ne5 Bf5 4 c4 f6 5 Nf3 c6 and now 6 Qb3 Qd7 7 cxd5 cxd5 8 Nc3 e6 9 Bf4 Nc6 ... and won.

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