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Philip Michael Short vs Nigel Short
Bunratty Masters (2017), Bunratty IRL, rd 2, Feb-18
Queen Pawn Game: Anti-Torre (D02)  ·  0-1

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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-23-17
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  Domdaniel: Philip Short is just about the only strong player I know who still records his moves using descriptive notation (1.P-K4 P-K3 etc).

I suspect it's a psychological ploy. It says, in effect, "Hey, I'm just a harmless old fart who hasn't looked at a chess book or magazine in 40 years". And then he comes up with a complex theoretical line. And can still put the wind up GMs.

Nigel, of course, as he once said, is 'not riff-raff'. Nor does he worry about the notation used by his opponents.

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