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Nigel Short vs Garry Kasparov
Rapid Match (1987) (rapid), London ENG, rd 4, Feb-05
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52)  ·  0-1



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Dec-17-04  who: Short takes Kasparov out of his standard Sicilian, but lets Kaspy get passed pawns on both sides.
Oct-17-06  acirce: After 15.Nd2:

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<This position arises almost by force after 6.Qe2. Black must try to make use of the open c-file. He will at some point play ..Nf7, and White will protect the e5-pawn with f4, after which Black will close the centre with ..f5. In the positions that arise Black is by no means worse. We should not be put off by Har-Zvi's superficial evaluation that <White has better pieces, a big space advantage, possibilities to play on both flanks, which means quite a lot>. Well, let's take a closer look and we'll see that all that has little to do with the real evaluation. Black's only poorly placed piece will be the knight on f7, which, by the way, almost completely stops White's kingside play after ..Nh6. And if we are looking at the position in such terms, then Black's bishop is certainly better than the one on e3. It is true that White has a space advantage, but it is far from "big". White's "possibility of playing on the kingside" is of no importance at all, since as mentioned above Black can easily neutralize it. Practice shows that the queenside is the main battlefield and Black's prospects there are no worse. Black's score from this position is actually rather good, although objectively speaking the position is neutral.> -- Dorian Rogozenko, "Anti-Sicilians: A Guide for Black"

Oct-17-06  euripides: <acirce> interesting stuff. It looks to me a bit like a French Tarrasch with 3...Nf6, in quite a nice configuration for Black.
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  HAPERSAUD: you would think kaspy was the french defence master here, excellent transposition into a favourable pawn structure

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