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Valery Salov vs Nigel Short
Barcelona World Cup (1989), Barcelona ESP, rd 2, Mar-31
Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Variation (A94)  ·  1-0



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Jun-18-06  Chess Classics: Instructive endgame by Salov! Of course, Nigel could have resigned 30 moves earlier. (Maybe Salov was in time pressure?)


Apr-28-08  Poisonpawns: Black could have held the ending but Salov showed great technique and understanding.He was showing off that Dvoretsky endgame training here.First of all 23..gxf4 is my choice here.If Nxf4 then e5! is going to free the black position of the weakness.So white would have to play 24.fxg4! with similar play as in the game but easier for black to defend,and the open g-file
Jun-28-09  David2009: Black (to make move 46) is in a horrible bind:

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Can he break out with 46 .. e5 threatening e4+ ?. Main variation: 47 dxe5+ Rexe5 48 Rxe5 Nxe5+ 49 Rxe5 Rxe5 50 fXe5+ Kxe5 gives

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Black seems to have better practical chances than in the game: I can see no clear win for White (to play).

Feb-03-10  fian: A couple of moves quicker would have been: 92. ♕d5+ ♔h7/h8 93. ♕h1+ ♔g8 94. ♕g1+ ♔h7 95. ♕xa7
Jan-31-11  wordfunph: Salov-Short

after 89...Ke7

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beautiful 90.Qe8!

...and Queen dances on g and h files to snatch black's a7 rook!

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