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John Nunn vs Nigel Short
OHRA-A (1986), Brussels BEL, rd 3, Dec-??
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C98)  ·  1-0



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Jul-31-06  willychess: Very nice finish. If 30- .. Kxg7 then 31 Bh6+! and if 31 Kg8 or Kh8 then 32 Qxf8 leads to mate and if 31 Kxh6 then 32 Qh4 leads to mate.
Apr-07-08  Jim Bartle: Two oddities here::

--The game develops entirely on the kingside, then white's control of the a-file leads to a decisive attack.

--White's queen bishop never moves, yet the threat of Bh6+ decides the game.

Apr-25-11  waustad: Perhaps this should be the Nunn's Priest's Tale.
Jan-03-12  PSC: You can watch this game with Nunn and Short's commentary here:
Nov-27-14  disasterion: Video with commentary can now be found at:
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  WTHarvey: Ends with a White mates in 4.

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30. ?

30...♔xg7 31.♗h6+ ♔xh6 32.♕h4+

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