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Nigel Short vs Yasser Seirawan
World Team Championship (1989), Lucerne SUI, rd 8, Nov-05
Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06)  ·  1-0



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Jul-19-06  luzhin: I am surprised there have been no posts on this game. I was present and remember the startled look on Seirawan's face when Short unleashed 18.Ne5!!. The contrast in power between Short's two bishops and Seirawan's pair of knights at the end is almost comical.
Jul-19-06  Fischeristhebest: Amazing!
Jul-19-06  mack: A prime example of Nosher's 'TDF' system if ever I saw one. Completely crushing.
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  ToTheDeath: Short at his best, clinical destruction of Black's faulty development.

If 19... Bg7 20. Nc5 and theres no adequate way to defend g6.

Likewise 20...Bf6 21. Bxg6+ Nxg6 22. Qxg6+ Kf8 23. Rg1! and Black will get mated.

I think 8...dxe5 has to be tried, when White has only a small advantage.

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  tamar: Short analyses this one in his Vol 2 Greatest Hits just out.

Quite curious when the idea struck him. Just playing it over had no idea 18 Ne5 was in the works.

Jul-13-13  wordfunph: "Short played an excellent game against me and with the original attacking scheme he used, I was blown out of the center. And my King was wearing concrete shoes! An impressive win by Nigel."

- GM Yasser Seirawan

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  Dionysius1: I love the pent up torture of the discovered check threats with the R at f3 and g3. It must have been agony for GM Seirawan. Reminds me that chess can be legitimised street fighting. Inflict pain. Make the enemy hurt (then go and have a beer when you've won).
Jul-15-16  Sacsacmate: Tremendous game by Short.

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