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Nigel Short vs Michael Adams
Corus Group A (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-15
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Chigorin Defense Panov System (C99)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-15-05  Andrew Chapman: From the official site:"..neither side could deviate without taking a risk..: If 20…Bb6?! 21.a3 Na6 22.b4! is good for white while 21…Bb6 22.Bg5 wasn’t to black’s liking. Nigel said he could have tried 22.Bd1 but after 22…Rc4 23.a3 Na6 24. b3 Nxe4 25.Nxe4 Rxe4 26.Bc2 Rxe3 he felt the position was just too unclear."
Jan-15-05  JamesKnight: Come on Nosher take a chance. Don`t be like Staunton. Be like Churchill! Arguably the greatest man of the 20th century.
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  tpstar: After 16. Nf1 White could have scored a decisive moral victory with 17. Kh1 and 18. Ng1, thereby creating a rare practical example of a Fischerandom position for no other reason than being completely bored with the uneventful opening. Note it would take several moves for Black to accomplish the same feat, then the middlegame might start anew. At least Short kept both hands on his Rooks here. ;>D
Jan-17-05  InspiredByMorphy: <tpstar> That would have been rather amusing seeing all whites pieces on the back rank!
Jan-28-05  bomb the bishop: What is it that makes certain players corner their way into so many draws? More importantly, why as a fan do I feel so cheated by a draw with so much material left on the board?
Jan-28-05  maoam: <More importantly, why as a fan do I feel so cheated by a draw with so much material left on the board?>

Unrealistic expectations probably.

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