Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Jens Kristiansen vs Nigel Short
Politiken Cup (2006), Copenhagen DEN, rd 4, Jul-25
Bishop's Opening: Boi Variation (C20)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 5 times; par: 53 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 1 more J Kristiansen/Short game
sac: 35.Rd7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The tournament is found above the game. For the newest chess events, this information may be a link which takes you to the tournament page which includes other games, a crosstable, discussion, etc.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-31-06  shr0pshire: How did Nigel miss a mate in one? Was there another contributing factor that caused him to miss this or was this just a blunder?
Jul-31-06  gus inn: he allowed his opponent <shrOpshire> , still some getlemen left , out there . :)
Jul-31-06  Gouki: A horrible blunder by GM Short, but he definitely isnt the first one to make a crucial blunder like this. It must probably mean that he is getting too old.
Jul-31-06  fgh: Actually, mate is basically unavoidable.
Jul-31-06  wharfrat: The mistake was 29...Nxe4. I don't see a defense for Black after 30.Re3. If 32...Kg8, then 33.Rd6 wins because 33...f6; 34.Rd7, Rf7; 35.Nh6+ and other 33rd moves for Black allow the decisive 34.Rdh6 with mate to follow shortly (ignoring 33...g4; 34.Rh4 as meaningless). For example, 33...c5; 34.Rdh6, f6; 35.Rh7 and there's no reasonable way to stop 36.Rg7+.

Lastly, if 35...Rag8; 36.Rxh8 with mate in one

Aug-02-06  Manic: Short himself annotates the game here:

Premium Chessgames Member
  jahhaj: Short did not miss a mate in one! Mate is unavoidable, he chose to lose with style. How such patzers dare to criticize his God-like genius is beyond me.
Dec-09-06  ToTheDeath: Kristiansen carries out a fierce wing attack against a great player. Well done!
Jan-24-07  thesonicvision: there are 2 mate threats!!!

Rg7# or Rh6#. black can't stop both.
white was winning since 30.Bxg5

Mar-28-17  Poulsen: I once mated Jens Kristiansen, who once mated Nigel Short, who once beated Garry Kasparov. Wow, I must be a good player :-).
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
from Achilles87's favorite games by Achilles87
Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C20) 1-0 White N travels to HOOK #
from 2004 - 2007 W's 2nd Term ECO B, C by fredthebear
baggio's favorite games
by baggio
Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C20) 1-0 White N travels to HOOK #
from extras enlist Fredthebear as a spare by fredthebear
Short sucks
from Worst games of chess ever played by goosey3
bishop gambit
from King Gambit ideas by takchess

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC