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Gary W Lane vs Nigel Short
Calvia Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 13, Oct-28
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation (C03)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: An Englishman playing for Australia, defeats a sometime Greek domiciled Englishman playing for England.

<25..Qxd5?> destroys Short's position.

Dec-28-04  who: This game is annotated at
Aug-30-06  kavalerov: Lane's annotation can now be found as a pdf file in their archives at

Even though Lane says that he was "not particularly worried because advancing the h-pawn can hardly be critical", Morozevich successfully surprised Vallejo-Pons with it in a rapid game at the Amber tournament, Vallejo-Pons vs Morozevich, 2004.

The waiting style of this opening move reminds me of Gurgenidze's more bizarre 3. ... b5 that he used against Tal, Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1968, and others.

Sep-30-11  Robeson: This game score is incomplete. The complete score (another eight moves!) can be found in the Lane article that Kavalerov references above.
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  whiteshark: <"After this game Nigel declined to play in the last round.">

What a shoc♔ behaviour. ;D

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