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Nigel Short vs Zoltan Ribli
Subotica Interzonal (1987), Subotica YUG, rd 13, Jul-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  1-0



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  wordfunph: this was the controversial game where GM Zoltan Ribli complained successfully when GM Nigel Short posed to wear a particularly loud pair of short pants before play.
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  perfidious: Don't remember this charming little story-did Short strip on the spot in favour of something more conventional?
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  GrahamClayton: Apparently Short changed into a pair of full-length trousers for the game.
Feb-20-14  Shams: A surprising story, given that Short was himself critical when a local master wore shorts a couple years ago at the Edmonton International tournament. And this 1987 game was at an Interzonal! Perhaps his feelings about sartorial propriety have evolved over the last couple decades.
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  Plaskett: He wore the same shorts against me before we drew our last round game the following month in the British Championship. I let myself admire his legs...
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  Fusilli: <Plaskett> lol

<Shams> Possibly. I know I care more about these things now than when I was in my 20s. And I am about the same age as Short.

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  TheFocus: Can I get fries with my order of short ribs?

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