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Garry Kasparov vs Nigel Short
Interpolis 15th (1991), Tilburg NED, rd 6, Oct-24
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-09-07  who: 54...Nxf5! is a nice sac to save the game.
Mar-06-08  parmetd: such a beautiful and delicate opening play too. something i'd rarely ever say about a french! But both sides play this so wonderfully.
Mar-05-13  Ghuzultyy: 6.Qe2+!
Mar-05-13  Garech: Remarkable to see Kasparov play the exchange variation against the French - everyone knows this gives black immediate equality, at worst! :D


Mar-06-13  Bobby Fiske: Certainly a well played and unusual version of the Exchange. Wonder if White had winning chances if black hadn't found the perpetual?
Mar-06-13  Ghuzultyy: 54.Qb1 Qd7 55.Ke4 Ng8 56.Be5 type of a sacrifice could come maybe.
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  Plaskett: 6 Qe2+ obviously a prepared novelty after Short´s historic win over Mikhail Gurevich from the last round of the Manila Interzonal - a victory which eliminated Gurevich and gave Short, instead, a slot in the Candidates which led on, indeed, to his playing a match Vs Kasparov in London in 1993. All the same, I´m not sure it lead to that much! Short´s defence here was very cool, featuring yet another one of his cool king odysseys and then capped with a nice knight sac.
Dec-25-19  mckmac: Interesting. This is the historic game referred to by <Plaskett>:

M Gurevich vs Short, 1990

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  FSR: Alex Fishbein in his book on the Exchange French points out that Kasparov could have won with 52.Qc1! Nxd5 53.Qc6! Qf7 54.Qxd6 Nf6 55.Qe5 Kh7 56.Qe6 Qf8 57.Ke2 Nxg4 58.Bg3.

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