chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Hikaru Nakamura vs Nigel Short
London Chess Classic (2010), London ENG, rd 5, Dec-12
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Steiner Variation (C89)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 21 times; par: 56 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 5 more Nakamura/Short games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-12-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: Nakamura takes his turn at hitting the Short pinata.
Dec-12-10  kellmano: Poor old Short.

Must be grim to be on 0.5/4 then face Naka. Will be grimmer still to be 0.5/5 and face whoever he has next.

Dec-12-10  onur87: Unfortunately, short lost self confidence! He is not this man!! no,no,no!
Dec-12-10  Marmot PFL: The Herman Steiner variation, a good line to play against your next door neighbor.
Dec-12-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: I believe the main line against the Steinter variation (9...e4 instead of the usual Nxd5) is considered to be 11.d4 fxg2 12.Qf3, but this game seems to show that 11.g3 is good as well. Looks like a very methodical and accurate game by Nakamura, nearly a forced win out of the opening. 17.Qc2! is a nice move, preventing 17...Bg6 (the bishop is simply taken) and preparing Qf5.
Dec-12-10  Paraconti: In a different time (circa 1990 - 1996) Short would have crushed the Nakamura of today. Of course in future time, Nakamura would reach a level that would even things out and draw with that Short :P
Dec-12-10  Il Palazzo: Nakamura was very bright in assesing that the correct move was 22.Re5!. This forces simplification at white's advantage. Short then played 22.Re5 Rxe5 23.dxe5 Bg6, seeking bishop activity at the cost of a pawn, but this gives Nakamura the neat Queen manuveur Qxg5 (the answer Qe4 is forced), picking up a pawn, Qd8+, Qh4+ and after QxQ white has a tempo to centralize the bishop with Bd5!, attacking the f-pawn. Possibily 23. ... Qg6 was a more stubborn defence and after QxQ white again plays Bd5, but black's g5 pawn is still there. 22.Re3!? may seem playable but it actually gives black drawing chances and Nakamura pointed out the correct move: 22.Re3 Rxe3 23.fxe3 f2+! giving up the pawn. If 24.Kxf2 Qh1! and the black queen activity on the first rank is really troubling, attacking h3, possibly giving a check on h2 or moving to c1 to attack the weak pawns. This should be connected to the fact that now the black bishop on the h5-d1 diagonal is no more burdened by the defence of the f-pawn and has a clear path. If 24.Qxf2 black can answer with Bg6, activating his bishop. At this point white's extra pawn may not be sufficent because his queen has fallen to a slightly passive position, e3 is weak and white has no forcing moves to get immediatly a better endgame (trading Queens for example). Also the new activity of black pieces may be problematic.
Dec-12-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: If time itself was his demeanor (1. e4 e5), thereíd be no sunlight (2. Nf3 Nc6) or a glimmer of sunlight landing on the street (3. Bb5 a6)/Sunsuit Girls must be discreet (4. Ba4 Nf6)/Sunsuit Girls must be discreet (5. 0-0 Be7), nursing their fathers locked inside (6. Re1 b5), they masqueraded as his bride (7. Bb3 0-0)/IMLYBIWST (8. c3 d5), IMLYBIWST (9. exd5 e4)/IMLYBIWST (10. dxc6 exf3) but thereís something in your eyes that says maybe [last book move], thatís never (11. g3 Re8)/Never say never (12. d4 Bg4)/The slump by the courthouse with windburn skin [Weaker is 12. Qxf3 Bc5 13. Re3 Bxe3 14. dxe3 Bg4 ], that man could give a (13. Bg5 h6) about the grin on your face as you walk by (14. Bxf6 Bxf6), randy as a goat (15. Nd2 Qd6)/He's sleeping on papers (16. h3 Bh5) but he'd be warm in your coat (17. Qc2 Bg5)/IMLYBIWST (18. Ne4 Qxc6), IMLYBIWST (19. Nxg5 hxg5)/IMLYBIWST (20. Qf5 Rxe1+) but thereís something in your eyes that says maybe (21. Rxe1 Re8), thatís never (22. Re5 Rxe5)/Never say never (23. dxe5 Bg6)/Thereís no easy way to lose your sight (24. Qxg5 Qe4), on the street on the stairs (25. Qd8+ Kh7), who's on your flight (26. Qh4+ Qxh4)/Old couple walks by (27. gxh4 f6), as ugly as sin (28. exf6 gxf6)/But heís got her (29. Bd5 a5) and sheís got him (30. b4 axb4)/IMLYBIWST [30 ... a4 31. a3 ], IMLYBIWST (31. cxb4 Bd3)/IMLYBIWST (32. Kh2 Bc4) but there's something in your eyes that says maybe (33. Be4+ Kh6), that's never (34. a3)/Never say never (1-0) - Romeo Void + Fritz 7, "Never Say Never"

I Might Like You Better If We Slept Together

Dec-13-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: Itís quite instructive to see how White maintains control in various possible lines out of the opening Ė for example, in case of 13...Qd6: 14.h3! Bxh3 (14...Bh5 15.Re5 [threatening to win the bishop with Bxf6] Ne4 [15...Bg6 16.Qxf3 and White is just two pawns up] 16.Bf4) 15.Qxf3 and Black canít win back the pawn with 15...Bg4 (15...Nd5?? 16.Bxd5 Bxg5 17.Qxf7+) 16.Qg2 Nd5 17.Bxe7 Nxe7 18.Nd2 Qxc6 because of 19.Bxf7+!! Kxf7 20.Rxe7+ and 21.Qxc6; or 18...Nxc6 19.Bd5 Bd7 20.Ne4 Qg6 (20...Qxd5 21.Nf6+) 21.Nc5 Rxe1+ 22.Rxe1 Be8 23.Nxa6! with 24.Nxc7 to follow.
May-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Man, if I didn't have my shorts working for me I'd be naked!

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

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: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

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?]
maestro37's favorite games C89 Marshall
by maestro37
Marshall Gambit : Ruy Lopez
from Special Gambit Collection by chess.master
maestro37's favorite games C89 Marshall
by nakul1964
C89 Spanish: Marshall Attack [White]
by nakul1964
C89 Spanish: Marshall Attack [White]
by chess.master
Naka is ever charming
from That's some stuff ! by FLAWLESSWIN64
Marshall Gambit : Ruy Lopez
from Special Gambit Collection by mneuwirth
Spanish, Marshall Attk. Steiner Var (C89) 1-0Keep yo' shorts on
from Spanish, Marshall Attacked Fredthebear by fredthebear
C89 Spanish: Marshall Attack [White]
by Chibauk

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | 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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC