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Garry Kasparov vs Nigel Short
Russia - The Rest of the World (2002) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 6, Sep-10
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Larsen Variation Miles Line (B04)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Sep-10-02  ksadler: Interesting game, but why would Nigel Short play Alekhine's Defense considering that he has never played the Black side before in his life?
Aug-18-03  Kenkaku: Probably for that very reason. Kasparov wouldn't be expecting him to play it.
Aug-19-03  ksadler: It has to be more than that though...I'm sure that Kasparov wouldn't expect Shirov to start 1. b4 against him, yet I'll doubt that will happen.
Feb-23-05  olaf4lena: It looks to me like Short achieved a solid defesive position by move 14. I do not see What Kasparov hoped to accomplish with the minority advance. Was he simply trying to lock down the King side? Also, it seems to me that 31. Qe6 was tantamout to offering the draw. Much of the game looked like both were playing for the draw. These are just first impressions. Does anyone else see a more aggressive strategy unfolding?
Feb-23-05  chesscookie: Nigel played well in this game. Very smooth.
Aug-04-06  atragon: Good game for Alekhine Def's fans (like me). If you are a strong player you can play this defense, which has a bad reputation, also against very strong players.
Aug-20-06  Poisonpawns: This defense like the french requires great accuracy of play because of the early concession of the center.I find that Alot of losses for black in this defense are not due to the opening at all,but because the defender cracks under pressure.
Aug-14-11  ventricule: In his Fritz Trainer DVD on the Alekhine's defence, Andrew Martin argues that Nigel Short missed a good move :18. ... Nb6-d5 is very strong for black, which seems to make sense. If the knight is taken, retaking with the pawn gets a very nice position for black, and if not Na6-b4 is also comfortable.
Jul-19-12  Poisonpawns: Did Kasparov sacrifice a pawn on move 10, or is it an oversight?

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