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05-10-2011, 08:31 AM

Garry Kasparov is to play another blitz match (Following his win against Vachier in Clichy), this time against Nigel Short who he faced in The Times World Chess Championship in 1993. Short hasn't beaten Kasparov in any form of chess since game 16 of that match but their games are frequently very lively. They last faced each other (but for a consultation game last year) in the Final of the Reykjavik Rapid in 2004 and initial reports suggested this would have a rapid element too. However it seems it will be 8 games of blitz chess at 5 minutes + 2 seconds per move starting at 6pm UK time on Sunday Oct 9th. Part of the 5th Anniversary of Your Next Move in Leuven, Belgium.

More details (http://pakchess.org/tournament-news/kasparov-vs-short-blitz-match-in-belgium)

10-10-2011, 05:52 PM

The "Your Next Move" 8 game blitz match took place in Leuven, Belgium on 9th March 2011. Garry Kasparov beat Nigel Short 4.5-3.5 in an entertaining blitz match that went down to the final game all square. This blitz match saw the first three games drawn, Kasparov win the next two, Short win the two after that before a noticably determined Kasparov won the final game to win the match.

Read the full story (http://pakchess.org/hot-stories/kasparov-narrowly-beats-short-in-blitz-match)