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Nigel Short vs Jonathan Speelman
Candidates Match (1991), London ENG, rd 6, Feb-??
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49)  ·  1-0



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Dec-02-02  Kenneth Sterling: An old Romantic opening in the second match between the two English masters. Speelman-Short-Adams each about seven years younger than the one before and each considered more talented than his predecessor. Short was said not to be disposed to extensive study of opening theory, but made it to the finals of the world championship. Adams achieved a very high rating, but I wonder if it not Speelman who has the deepest understanding of the game among the three.
Dec-03-02  PVS: The white queen's rook plays a remarkable role in this game before leaving the scene late.
Dec-03-02  drukenknight: its like black was never too sure about the role that the French Bishop was going to have. He sorts of moves it back and forth on his 22nd and 24th moves, and this allows blacks R to get free over there. I thought he was going to use the B to bust up the K side w/ 16....Bxa3

near the end, is 34...Rf6 any better?

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