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25-04-2015, 02:10 PM
On April 25-26, (April 26 at 5:00 AM AET - if my calculations are correct :)) former World Champion Garry Kasparov and his former challenger English Grandmaster Nigel Short play a series of blitz and rapid games at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). Official site: uschesschamps.com

The exhibition match features 2 rapid games at a rate of 25 minutes per player plus a 10-second delay, and 8 blitz games, played at 5 minutes per player with a 3-second delay, for the entire game.

There is no tiebreak, if the match is drawn.

If the moderators could kindly add a poll in regards to the outcome of the match it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. E.R.

25-04-2015, 10:07 PM
Thanks for adding the poll Kevin! (well, I presume it's Kevin who did it)! :)

26-04-2015, 08:41 AM
After 5 games

Kasparov 3.5 - 1.5 Short

26-04-2015, 12:51 PM
Garry Still got it!

26-04-2015, 02:01 PM
An extract from the Chessbase extensive report

And by 19. Qg3 and 20. f4, the legendary Kasparov was once again on the attack. Short tried to add complications, centralizing with 20...Nd4 and attacking the white rook with 21...Bc4, but Kasparov ignored the attack, accepting the exchange while continuing to peck away at Black’s castle. Short’s clock fell below 7 minutes before finding 23...Kh8 and, worse, his opponent had found a familiar stance: Intently and aggressively leaning across the board.

For the whole article please click here http://en.chessbase.com/

Agent Smith
26-04-2015, 04:54 PM
It's a shame the Short might have been feeling a bit distracted.

26-04-2015, 05:31 PM
I don't like Kasparov, he said I wouldn't make a good employee :(

26-04-2015, 07:00 PM
I don't like Kasparov, he said I wouldn't make a good employee :(

you should 've told him to stick with chess cauz he couldn't make a good FIDE president! :) :P

27-04-2015, 06:33 AM
I just had a look at the score this morning:
Kasparov 5.5 - 1.5 Short
Impressive performance by the ex Worl Champion!

Make that Kasparov 7.5 - 1.5 Short

Looks like Garry checkmated Nigel in the last game!

Final score:

Kasparov 8.5 vs 1.5 Short

27-04-2015, 08:20 AM
According to the press release on April 7, "World chess legends Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short will meet later this month for the first Battle of the Legends exhibition match". Who is left for Kasparov to play in the second exhibition match? Ivanchuk, Gelfand and Anand are the only other top 100 players born before 1971.

27-04-2015, 12:11 PM
Impressive effort from Kasparov.

27-04-2015, 12:23 PM
Impressive effort from Kasparov.


The final blitz game was triumph for the King's Indian Defence with Black checkmating the White monarch!

Here's the game:
White: GM Nigel Short
Black: Ex world champion GM Gary Kasparov

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 h6 5. Bh4
d6 6. c3 g5 7. Bg3 Nh5 8. e3 Nd7 9. Bd3 e6 10. O-O Qe7 11. a4 f5 12. Ne1 Ndf6
13. f4 Nxg3 14. hxg3 O-O 15. e4 c5 16. dxc5 d5 17. exf5 Qxc5+ 18. Kh1 exf5 19.
Nb3 Qe3 20. Qf3 Qe8 21. Nc2 Ng4 22. Kg1 Qh5 23. Rfe1 Bd7 24. Qxd5+ Kh8 25. Qxd7
Qh2+ 26. Kf1 Rad8 {26... Qxg3} 27. Qxb7 Qxg3 28. Re2 Rxd3 29. Nc5 Qxf4+ 30. Ke1
Qg3+ 31. Kf1 Qh4 32. g3 Rxg3 33. Ne6 Rg8 34. Nxg7 Nh2+ 35. Ke1 Nf3+ 36. Kf2
Rh3+ 37. Ke3 Qf4+ 38. Kd3 Ne5# 0-1