Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Philip Michael Short
Number of games in database: 78
Years covered: 1974 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2334 (2241 rapid)

Overall record: +29 -29 =20 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (9) 
    E62 E73 E60 E61 E65
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 A46 E00 E10
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E12 E13 E17
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (9) 
    C01 C04 C18 C17 C11
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C95 C91 C85
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C95 C85 C91
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Short vs G McCarthy, 1978 1/2-1/2
   J McMorrow vs P Short, 2016 0-1
   S Brady vs P Short, 1991 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Irish Championship (2008)
   Bunratty Masters (2014)
   Dublin Zonal (1993)
   Bunratty Masters (2016)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)

   🏆 Bunratty Masters
   P Short vs Short (Feb-18-17) 0-1
   L Le Ruyet vs P Short (Feb-21-16) 1/2-1/2
   P Short vs P K Wells (Feb-21-16) 0-1
   P Short vs G Jones (Feb-20-16) 1/2-1/2
   M Heidenfeld vs P Short (Feb-20-16) 1-0

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Philip Michael Short
Search Google for Philip Michael Short
FIDE player card for Philip Michael Short

(born May-15-1960, died Aug-31-2018, 58 years old) Ireland

[what is this?]

FIDE Master Philip Michael Short was Irish Champion in 1981 (=David Joseph Dunne) and was equal first in 1982 but lost on tie-break. He became national Champion again in 1986 (=John Delaney), 1988 and came joint first in 2015 and 2017.

Wikipedia article: Philip Short (chess player)

Last updated: 2018-12-29 04:06:43

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 88  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Myers vs P Short  ½-½221974MulcahyB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. P Short vs J O'Brien  0-1401974MulcahyA57 Benko Gambit
3. P Short vs J Scanlon  1-0521974MulcahyE72 King's Indian
4. P Short vs D Blair  1-0411974MulcahyE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
5. M Coveney vs P Short  0-1341974MulcahyA05 Reti Opening
6. P Short vs G McCarthy ½-½261978Cavan OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Ftacnik vs P Short  1-0371982Lucerne OlympiadD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
8. M Taha vs P Short  0-1411986Dubai OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
9. K Georgiev vs P Short  ½-½491986Dubai OlympiadC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
10. H M Jasim vs P Short  1-0491986Dubai OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
11. P Short vs M Moraza 0-1721986Dubai OlympiadD85 Grunfeld
12. P Short vs N Saeed  ½-½421986Dubai OlympiadE61 King's Indian
13. Johnny Jose Perez vs P Short  ½-½401986Dubai OlympiadC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
14. C Hon vs P Short  ½-½171986Dubai OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
15. E Grivas vs P Short 1-0251986Dubai OlympiadD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
16. M Heidenfeld vs P Short  1-0561991IRL-chC50 Giuoco Piano
17. Suba vs P Short  ½-½401991Dublin TelecomA55 Old Indian, Main line
18. S Brady vs P Short 0-1271991Ch CityC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
19. P Short vs Adams  ½-½631991Dublin TelecomE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
20. S Brady vs P Short  ½-½611992IRL-chC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
21. M Dutreeuw vs P Short  ½-½921993EU-Cup Gr6C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
22. A Baburin vs P Short  1-0471993Mulcahy /94A53 Old Indian
23. P Short vs Hodgson  0-1381993Dublin ZonalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. C O'Shaughnessy vs P Short  0-1421993Dublin ZonalC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
25. C Njotea vs P Short  0-1351993Dublin ZonalC01 French, Exchange
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 88  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Short wins | Short loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
May-15-05  aw1988: No relation to Nigel Short?
May-15-05  mohd rafi fan: This Short is Irish. Nigel Short is British.
Dec-06-07  pawnofdoom: Can anyone veryfy if the first few games of this guy (the 1974 ones) are supposed to be for J Short? Both played at that tournament.
Jan-01-12  wordfunph: 1981 Irish co-Champion with David Joseph Dunne scoring +4-0=5.

Source: 1981 Irish Chess Championship by Tony Doyle

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Do the players refer to him as "Short, the shorter"?
Jul-09-13  Zonszein: His game against Baburin was very nice
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Philip Short was joint 1st in the 2015 Irish Championship -- 34 years after his first victory in 1981, and 27 years since his last win in 1988.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Better late'n never for a return to the winners' circle.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <perf> Now it's your turn... maybe not the US Champs, but you could head down to Florida and demolish a certain Luff Meister...
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Short adds another Irish Championship to his collection, with 7/9 in Ennis 2017 (shared with Alex Lopez). Philip's run included 5 wins in a row against Baburin, Lopez, Daly, et al.
Sep-01-18  Gallicrow: Another good one bites the dust:

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.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

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 player 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, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

Please report any bugs or enhancements at

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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC