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Nigel Short vs Michal Krasenkow
Corus Group B (2008), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 10, Jan-23
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0



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Jan-23-08  armtwister: Nice 0-0-0=1-0 Game by Short!..The Handshake incident has Fired him up for sure!!
Jan-23-08  Ron: Very good endgame lesson here by Short: the King is a fighting piece as advocated by Steinitz, and placed in front of the passed pawn as advocated by Tarrasch. The chess giants of old might be smiling in heaven.
Jan-23-08  abstraction: 24 Rxd6! nice shot! ... and an excellent judgment of the position; Short ends up with two passed pawns on the Queen-side well coordinated and protected by his Bishop and active King.
Jan-24-08  geezerbloke: Short had a long thinnk before 22 a3, at the time I didnt realise why and thought the position quite quiet, but the resulting combination which he then rattled off in without mucg further thought blew the defence of black to pieces, B and 2 monster passers for the rook. I think Krasenkow was taken aback aswell by the rapid deterioation of his position and played on longer than was necessary. With the white rook cutting off the Black King it seemed undefendable IMHO. Nice play.
Jan-24-08  luzhin: This game must in its own way have been as satisfying to Short as his defeat of Cheparinov two days ago. Krasenkow knocked Short out of the FIDE world championship in 2004 after the Englishman, in a winning position,put a rook en prise on move 122(!).
Jan-24-08  acirce: Also, of course, Krasenkow was in the Appeals Committee, the (correct) decision by which that Short-Cheparinov should be replayed so angered him.
Jan-24-08  Phil Holden: In this tournament I have seen an agressive side to Nigel which I have not seen displayed for a long time. However I do not believe it will encourage him to enter many more of these major events. He seems quite content with his own agenda and schedule.I am looking forward to his post match newspaper write ups.

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