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Homage to Nigel Short

June 1, 2015

I recently played a blitz game, the finish to which was a poor version of one of my all time favourite games, Nigel Short’s king march victory over Jan Timman in Tilburg in 1991.

After my game (see below) I decided to blog it in my homage to my school friend. Then, I realised that Nigel is fifty on 1st June. So happy birthday, Nigel.

Here is my game, 3-0 blitz; I am white. The green arrows show my imminent Shortian king march.


…and mates. Of course, my play was not entirely safe, and near the end Black could have drawn, but still pretty.

Below is Nigel’s masterpiece.



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