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

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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:

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/chess/s...

Aug-02-06
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  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 :-).
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