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Edward Porper vs Nigel Short
Edmonton International (2012), Edmonton - Canada, Jun-28
English Opening: English Defense. General (A10)  ·  0-1

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Jun-29-12  luzhin: 50...Rb1 51.Bd3 Rxc1+ 52.Ke2 Bh5+ 53.Kxe3 Re1+ is convincing enough for White to resign.
Jul-01-12  tonsillolith: Why wouldn't White take the d6 pawn on move 30?
Jul-01-12  Edmontonchessclub: <tonsillolith>
I was reading your question just now, when Nigel Short himself walked up behind me and answered it. He says that after 30.Rxd6, he would have played 30...e3 31.fxe3 Qe7 (attacking the white rook and e-pawn), and he felt that Porper would have needed to play very accurately to draw.

He also felt that Porper's position is a little better after the move he actually played, 30. Ng3

Jul-03-12  tonsillolith: <Edmontonchessclub>

Thanks! The answer to my question came directly from Nigel Short? What an honor!

This is probably the closest I'll ever get to having 15 minutes of fame in the chess world.

:-/

Jul-03-12
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  Robed.Bishop: <tonsillolith: This is probably the closest I'll ever get to having 15 minutes of fame in the chess world.>

Well, it took me about 3 minutes to read the posts and work through the moves Short indicated. So you've still go another 12 minutes to go.

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