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Nigel Short vs Le Quang Liem
"Good Knight Saigon" (game of the day Nov-22-2011)
Olympiad (2008), Dresden GER, rd 9, Nov-22
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76)  ·  1-0

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Nov-22-08  ruelas007: wow, what an intense and tactical struggle by short, it seeems hes going right to the 2nd board first prize
Nov-22-08  savagerules: I thought Black plays an early ...d5 even if it is a sacrifice when White doesn't play the B to c4 early. Black merrily plays the same line as if White had played Bc4, maybe he didn't notice the difference. Then Black starts sacking material like Morphy on crack and Short keeps taking and then there's nothing left for Black at the end.
Nov-22-08  ounos: If 25. ...Bh8 then 26. Qxh5!
Nov-22-08  hrvyklly: <savagerules> Yes, if 9.0-0-0 instead of 9.Bc4 then 9...d5 is recommended. GM Golubev gives 9...Bd7 a ?! in this line; "Fundamentally unsound" - FM Sieveres; "A flagrant error" - IM Schneider.
Nov-23-08
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  geezerbloke: Short appears to be in fine form, someone must have upset him. That said his opponent seemed to contribute a little to his own downfall here, and I have to say its probably not an opening I would choose against Nigel Short, I would be trying to keep things as staid and positional as possible. No doubt the "Short boo boy club" will be on shortly to tell us how badly he played it though.
Nov-23-08  euripides: The line has been played by another young star:

J Smeets vs Carlsen, 2004

Nov-23-08  Andrew Chapman: 28.. Qa4 threatens mate in 1, but after Qf7+, qe7+ and Qd7+.

Or 28...Qa6 then Qf7, Qe7, Qd7..Kb6, then I think White has to play Be3+..Nxe3, after which Qxd6.

Correct me if I am wrong.

Nov-22-11  sevenseaman: A thumping good game from Short; very enjoyable. I cannot help feeling he was a talent that was not fully realized. I had a little palpitation at his 25th but he did see it with 25. Qd1.
Nov-22-11  King Death: < sevenseaman: I cannot help feeling he was a talent that was not fully realized.>

He got to play a match with Kasparov, so he did well for himself. Who among us fully realizes their potential anyway?

Nov-22-11  nolanryan: black played like a donkey... does not deserve game of the day
Nov-22-11
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  whiteshark: The best bridge between despair and hope is a good ♘'s sleep.
Nov-22-11  Lambda: <He got to play a match with Kasparov, so he did well for himself.>

And moreover, he was the first person other than Kasparov to beat Karpov in a match. That's pretty big. It took the might of Kasparov at the height of his powers to stop him. If he'd lived and peaked in an easier era, he could have become world champion.

Nov-22-11
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  kevin86: First,white allows the queen to be forked-but black cannot take as immediate mate would be the penalty.

Then black continues to threaten white,but alas the threats run dry and black is forced to resign,being a pieces and rook down.

Nov-22-11  rapidcitychess: Black played like a donkey? With much stubbornness and never going down the road with out a long hard fight? Sounds good to me!
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