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Jan Timman vs Nigel Short
Candidates Final (1993), San Lorenzo de El Escorial ESP, rd 11, Jan-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36)  ·  1-0



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Feb-28-07  Resignation Trap: The position after 65 moves is a theoretical draw. Even in days of adjournments players at the top level sometimes went astray.

As Short pointed out (after the game!) 75...Rg2? loses, and 75...Kf5 was correct. If then 76.h5 Rb8! White cannot make progress because the black rook keeps checking from the side, while the black king cannot be driven from its active position.

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  technical draw: Hey, I haven't seen my cousin theoretical draw in quite a while. Glad to see he's still active.
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  tamar: <technical draw> With the new Sofia rules, it's your hyper-active relative, perpetual-check draw, who has suddenly come into notoriety.
Jun-27-09  Dredge Rivers: <Resignation Trap>

Theoretical draws only count in theoretical chess! :)

Feb-04-15  Howard: Remind me to run this through a tablebase to see exactly where the mistakes took place.

Both players made errors, as I recall.

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  Plaskett: Played an ending very similar to this in a last round yesterday and mentioned this Timman-Short ending to my opponent after he resigned. I shouldn´t have won it, though.

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