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Nigel Short vs Magnus Carlsen
London Chess Classic (2009), London ENG, rd 7, Dec-15
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Dec-14-09  suenteus po 147: A Sicilian, but what kind of Sicilian will it be?
Dec-14-09  Marmot PFL: English Attack, of course.
Dec-14-09  zanshin: I predict this will be a good one! I can't wait.
Dec-14-09
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  chancho: Short will have his hands full.
This was their first meeting 5 years ago:

Carlsen vs Short, 2004

Dec-14-09  Bdellovibrio: I predict a Scheveningen.
Dec-14-09  A Karpov Fan: possible -3 finish for Short coming up...looks like his recent good form has dried up. Hopefully he will go out fighting tho :-)
Dec-14-09  weisyschwarz: Cloud formations tonight indicate a Najdorf Sicilian, with Black winning in 60 moves.
Dec-15-09  TheBB: Note that the time indicated below the board is wrong. It starts two hours earlier.
Dec-15-09
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  chessgames.com: Our apologies; this game starts at 7:00am--about 3 hours from now.
Dec-15-09  messachess: I think Nigel will go out fighting.
Dec-15-09  JaneEyre: From the size of his paunch, he should go out exercising.
Dec-15-09
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  whiteshark: A game of epic proportions.
Dec-15-09  JaneEyre: It was noticeable yesterday that Carlsen is a teenager; he couldn't sit still for more than five minutes. Maybe he felt claustrophobic on what is a ridiculously small and cramped stage for a serious tournament.
Dec-15-09
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

" I've played a number of interesting novelties lately. Mostly that's because I haven't got a clue what I am doing in the opening."

-- Nigel Short

Dec-15-09  jeeky1996: A novelty, huh?

1.d4 d5 2.c3!?

Dec-15-09
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  whiteshark: There are undreamt-of possibilities to look for new horizons...
Dec-15-09  jeeky1996: game starting in 3 minutes time. get ready.
Dec-15-09  BadKnight: looking forward to a fighting game.
Dec-15-09  jeeky1996: god 30 secs more....
Dec-15-09  malthrope: <whiteshark: Quote of the Day

" I've played a number of interesting novelties lately. Mostly that's because I haven't got a clue what I am doing in the opening."

-- Nigel Short>

Great timing <whiteshark> ! :)

Reminds me of the time I played the great Dane GM Bent Larsen in a 10 board clock simul at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club. I prepared for days in advance. Working on a slew of tactics and tricks. Right before the Clock simul Bent walks up to me with a shiney coin in his hand and tells me, <"I'm in a generous mood tonight, so we'll flip to see who gets 'White' on board one!">

You only get one guess who was playing on board #1! ~lol~ The only reason I mention all this is that I played a 'Classical Dragon' with the White pieces. Hope Nigel has better luck than I did... :))

Dec-15-09  jeeky1996: Uh...where's the arbiter?
Dec-15-09
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  marcwordsmith: woo hoo, a dragon! Hey you know, if Carlsen were to draw today, and Kramnik were to beat Nakamura, Kramnik would win the tournament. Maybe that's why Carlsen is playing a sharp variation? Of course, he could lose too, right?
Dec-15-09
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  whiteshark: <malthrope> hehe, good story! :D and a <Dragon>, too! ^^
Dec-15-09
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  marcwordsmith: then again, given how played out it's been, IS the dragon a sharp variation anymore?
Dec-15-09  malthrope: <whiteshark: <malthrope> hehe, good story! :D and a <Dragon>, too! ^^>

Hehehe... Yeah, figured it would be a Dragon! ;) So, couldn't resist telling it (since I only <prepared> to play the <Black pieces!>). ~lol~

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