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Robert Short
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1884 to 1903
Overall record: +3 -4 =1 (43.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C51 Evans Gambit (2 games)

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(born Apr-14-1844, died Aug-21-1927, 83 years old) Canada

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Robert Short was born in Sherbrooke, Canada. He was Canadian champion in 1890 (scored 10/12 in a double-round-robin at Quebec) and passed away in Huntingdon, Quebec in 1927.


 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zukertort vs R Short  0-1381884Blindfold simul, 12bB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
2. Blackburne vs R Short  ½-½201889Blindfold simul, 8bC45 Scotch Game
3. R Short vs Lasker  0-1321892Casual GameC70 Ruy Lopez
4. Lasker vs R Short 1-0221892Simul, 26bB32 Sicilian
5. Marshall vs R Short 1-0181894ch Montreal CCC51 Evans Gambit
6. Steinitz vs R Short 0-1401894SimulC39 King's Gambit Accepted
7. R Short vs Marshall 0-1221895Inter-club MatchC51 Evans Gambit
8. J Sawyer vs R Short  0-1231903MontrealC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Short wins | Short loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-14-08  brankat: A fellow Canadian, born April/14/1844. A Canadian Champ of 1890!

And I had never even heard of him before. Shows how much more I need to learn about chess History. Also. there would have to be many more games by Mr.Robert Short.

Dec-23-08  WhiteRook48: Marshall vs Short... Short declined an unsound sacrifice... but we can't ask him why... he already died...
Jun-05-14  ljfyffe: 1893 Montreal simul Steinitz-Robert Short: 1f4 d5 2Nf3 Nf6 3e3 e6 4b3 b6 5Bb2 Be7 6Nc3 Bb7 7Bb5+ c6 8Bd3 Nbd7 9a3 c5 10Qe2 a6 11a4 Qc712Nd1 d4 13exd4 Qxf4 140-0 Qh6 15Ne3 Nd5 16Nxd5 Bxd5 17c4 Bxf3 18Qxf3 0-0 19d5 Bd6 20h3 Qg5 21dxe6 Ne5 22Qe2 Qg3 23Be4 Rae8 24Bxe5 Bxe5 25exf7+ Kh8 2 6Qd3 Qh2+ 27Kf2 Rxf7+ 28Ke2 Rfe7 29Rh1 Qf4 30Raf1 Qh6 31Kd1 Bf6 32Bc6 Rc8 33Re1g6 34Rxe7 Bxe7 35Re1 Qg7 36Qd7 Qd1+ 37Ke2 Qe5+ 38Kf1 Rf8+ 39Bf3 1-0
Jun-05-14  ljfyffe: Steinitz-Robert Short Montreal 1883 1e4 e5 2f4 exf4 3Nf3 g5 4h4 g4 5Ne5 Nf6 6Bc4 d5 7exd5 Bd6 8d4 Nh5 9Nc3 Ng3 10Rh2 Nh5 11Nxg4 Qe7 12Ne5 Bxe5 13dxe5 Qxe5+ 14Qe2 f6 15Ne4 Kd8 16Nf2 Re8 17Qxe5 fxe5 18Bd2 e4 19Be2 f3 20Bg5 Kd7 21Bb5 c6 22dxc6 bxc6 230-0-0 Kc7 24Bc4 e3 25Bf7 Re8 26Bxh5 exf2 27gxf3 Be6 28Rf2 Na6 29Re2 Bd5 30Re7 Kb6 31Be3 Ka5 32Rb7 1-0
Jun-05-14  ljfyffe: That is 1893, a Montreal one-on-one game, not 1883.
Jun-05-14  ljfyffe: Frank James Marshall can be considered a bit Canadian, having spent his youth in Montreal.
Jun-06-14  ljfyffe: 1894 telegraphic Montreal-St. John - G. Fred Fisher vs Robert Short: 1d4 d5 2c4 e6 3e3 b6 4Nf3 Nf6 5Be2 c5 6Nc3 Bb7 70-0 Be7 8Qc2 Nc6 9dxc5 bxc5 10Rd1 0-0 11Qa4 a6 12a3 Qd6 13cxd5 exd5 14Qc2 Bd8 15Na4 Nd7 16Bd3 h6 17 Bf5 c4 18Bxd7 Qxd7 19e4 Na5 20Nc5 Qc7 21Nxb7 Nxb7 22Rxd5 Be7 23Be3 Rad8 24Rad1 Rxd5 25Rxd5 Rc8 26Bd4 Nd8 27Bc3 Ne6 28Qd2 Re8 29Rd7 adjudicated a win for White.
Aug-19-14  ljfyffe: Johannes Zukertort- Robert Short 1884 blindfold exhibition Natural History Society, Montreal, Canada: 1e4 a6 2d4 e6 3Bd3 c5 4d5 e5 5c4 d6 6Nc3 Nf6 7f4 g6 8Nf3 Nbd7 90-0 Qe7 10fxe5 dxe5 11Bc2 Qd6 12Ba4 Bg7 13Be3 0-0 14Bf2 Ng4 15Bxd7 Bxd7 16Qe2 f5 17exf5 Nxf2 18Rxf2 Bxf5 19Re1 Rae8 20Ne4 Bxe4 21Qxe4 Re7 22Rfe2 Rf5 23Qc2 Rh5 24g3 Rf5 25Nd2 e4 26Nxe4 Bd4+ 27Kg2 Qd7 28Qd3 Ref7 29b4 b6 30bxc5 bxc5 31Qa3 Rh5 32h4 Qg4 33Nc5 Rh4 34Re8 Kg7 35Ne6 Kh6 36Qc1 g5 37Nf4 gxf4 38R1e6 Kg7 0-1.
Mar-19-16  ljfyffe: John DeSoyres-Robert Short 1894 Montreal
<1e4 e5 2Bc4 Nf6 3Nc3 Bc5 4f4 d6 5Nf3 Nc6 6d3 Bg4 7h3 Be6 8Bxe6 fxe6 9fxe5 Nxe5 10Nxe5
dxe5 11Qe2 Qd4 12Rf1 h6 13Bd2 0-0-0 140-0-0
a6 15Rf3 Rd7 16Be3 Qd6 17Bxc5 Qxc5 18Rdf1 Rhd8 19g4 Rd4 20Qg2 b5 21Qf2 Qd6 22Ne2 Nxe4 23Qe1 Ra4 24dxe4 Rxa2 25Kb1 Ra4 26Rd3 Qe7 27Rxd8+ Qxd8 28Nc3 Rd4 29Qe2 Rd2 30Rd1 Rd4 31Rxd4 exd4 32Nxb5 axb5 33Qxb5 Qd6 .5-.5>
Aug-26-16  ljfyffe: Reached by the King's Gambit Declined:

1 e4 e5 2 f4 Bc5 3 Nf3 d6 4 Nc3 Nf6
5 Bc4 Nc6 6 d3 Bg4 7 h3

but then 7 ...Bxf3 8 Qxf3 Nd4 9 Qg3 exf4

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