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Nigel Short vs Garry Kasparov
"Stopped Short" (game of the day Nov-09-2008)
Kasparov - Short PCA World Championship Match (1993), London ENG, rd 4, Sep-14
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Variation (B97)  ·  0-1



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  sfm: <Someone sees any danger for Short to play 21... Qa4 ?> I do!
Nov-09-08  Antonius Blok: Sorry! I repeat my question:

Someone sees any danger for Kasparov to play 21... Qa4 ?

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  sfm: <Antonius Blok: 21.-,Qa4> 22.Nd6+ etc.
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  mike1: Antonius Block

22. Nxd6 Kd8
23. Nxf7 Ke8...
24. Nxh8
just to mention one line.

Nov-09-08  tivrfoa: why not 28 ... dxb3?
Nov-09-08  Marmot PFL: How can they be so good at chess and still can't get their submarines to work right?
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  Bishoprick: should rename itself A whole week of nothing but Kasparov wins? What about a whole week of nothing but Lasker wins, or Karpov wins, or even Fischer wins? Any reason why not?
Nov-09-08  slomarko: what for? Kasparov was the best and the chess amateurs want to learn by examining the games of the best player.
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  Eyal: <Bishoprick> In case you haven't noticed, since the start of the match in Bonn "game of the day" has been featuring games from WC matches, always picking one of the wins by the winner of the match (Game of the Day Archive); so I'm afraid you will have to suffer tomorrow through yet another Kasparov win, from the 1995 match with Anand.
Nov-09-08  tivrfoa: hey Eyal
do you know why not 28 ... dxb3?
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  Eyal: <tivrfoa> Maybe Kasparov didn't like the counterplay White might get after 28...cxb3 29.Rxb3 Qa4 30.Rxb7, or 29...Qc5 30.Rc1 Qd4 31.Rd3 Qa4 32.Kg1, threatening Rd1 or Rc7 (which won't be good immediately because of 32...Nd5! 33.Bxd5 exd5 34.Rxd5 Bc6).
Nov-09-08  DarthStapler: What is this, Kasparov week or something?
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  johnlspouge: I often play through games with Toga analyzing each move. Given the number of plies (15) on some moves where Toga changes its mind to agree with Kasparov, it is interesting to speculate on the "horizon" of Kasparov's calculations :>O
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  kevin86: White has a powerful double check-too bad he faces a check of his own.

After a forced series of exchanges,black will win easy-

Mar-07-09  rcs784: Short actually had a decent position much of this game before making a terrible blunder with 27. Bf3??, just allowing black to win a pawn with 27...dxc4. Short had seen the variation 28. Rd1 Nd5 29. Bxd5 exd5 29. Qxd5 Bc6 30. Rfe1+ Kf8 31. Qxc6 bxc6 32. Rd8#, but this fails to 30...Be5. If Short hadn't made this mistake, he might well have held the draw.
May-08-09  NARC: Has 8. Bd3 been played frequently?
Oct-28-10  Ulhumbrus: <seeminor: ... in The Times the next day Short wrote of Kasparov 'I have over reacted by trying to annihilate him and been caught on the rebound. Perhaps there has been too much media pressure of the "Go on Nige, go in and get him" type. It would have been more prudent to keep my head down. But it is not in my character to wimp out of sharp positions...'> Kasparov says in his third book on his predecessors that Short made the same mistake in 1993 that Kasparov made in his first match with Karpov in 1984 and which Spassky made in his first championship match with Petrosian in 1966: He did not realise just how tough an opponent the reigning world champion really was until it was too late. Kasparov's remark indicates that Short really could not afford to take Kasparov as lightly as the media might suggest.
Dec-21-10  jmboutiere: 14.Nb1 better than 14.Nd1
Dec-21-10  jmboutiere: In the final position black has to fight for the victory, but Short seems tired. For a great fight : Kramnik - Carlsen, London Chess Clasic 2010 1 / 1, and Carlsen wins the tournament
Jun-29-11  NARC: Has anybody set the computer to munch 23. Qd4 yet? I looked a bit at it and there are some themes like one rook sac on e5 which looks good, and there could later be some "forbidden field" Nd4
Apr-16-12  screwdriver: Another well played poison pawn by Kasparov.
Nov-27-12  Jim Bartle: Short should have taken the perpetual with 20. Nc4, as his then-trainer Kavalek pointed out in his a$$-covering article in Inside Chess.
Nov-27-12  waustad: Hammer and tongs. Tactics galore.
Jul-29-15  tivrfoa: <Eyal: <tivrfoa> Maybe Kasparov didn't like the counterplay White might get after 28...cxb3 29.Rxb3 Qa4 30.Rxb7, or 29...Qc5 30.Rc1 Qd4 31.Rd3 Qa4 32.Kg1, threatening Rd1 or Rc7 (which won't be good immediately because of 32...Nd5! 33.Bxd5 exd5 34.Rxd5 Bc6).> Thank you. A real late thank. hehe
Nov-29-15  Ulhumbrus: In the game Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 Fischer played 11...h5 preventing the move Bh5. This suggests after 11...Nc6 the move 12 Bh5 for White.
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