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Nigel Short vs Yasser Seirawan
Manila Interzonal (1990), Manila PHI, rd 10, Jul-10
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)  ·  1-0



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Oct-13-07  Chessmensch: Watson discusses this game on page 265 of Volume I of Mastering the Chess Openings.
Jan-11-10  BISHOP TAL: SO does Mednis in practical opening tips, page 77 breifly mentions strengths of the Short system
May-21-18  Saniyat24: pretty as a Bollywood romantic movie...!
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  Plaskett: See a fifteen year old Short´s victory Vs Miles in the final of the BBC Master Game tournament of 1980 (after which Miles ran off to the toilet in tears) and his game with Chandler from the last round of the 1984 British Championships (which was drawn) for similarly effective gaining of space on the kingside. Each game was a Sicilian with 3 Bb5+. This treatment of the Caro-Kann really does seem to be an idea exclusively of Short´s. He appreciated that, although the bishop at f5 is outside the pawn chain, white still has the spatial plus. From the position after black´s 18th, few people would have thought that a player of World class such as Seirawan could have been systematically rolled up by direct attack. Short has also put Lyubo to sleep in such manner and drew a quite astonishing game with Timman in Prague from the same opening.
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  kingscrusher: Great use of the e5 pawn chain!
May-05-21  DouglasGomes: Position is really unconfortable for Black after the Queen trade and White is objectively pressing. With so many pieces on the board, even the best players would falter. Kf8 - Ke8 was not the required precise defensive maneveuer.
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  keypusher: Courtesy of SF, there is an unusual mate in seven in the final position: 33....Bg6 34.hg Rxc7 35.g7+ Ke7 36.g8/Q Nb7 37.Qxa8 Nd6 38.Qf8+! Kxf8 39.exd6 *any* 40.Rg8#.

Not that a master would ever play that out...

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