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    CC International Master Jesper Norgaard's Avatar
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    A little nostalgia

    Two games that might be of interest. They are three decades old, but the opponents are familiar. In a few days it will be exactly 30 years ago. The first one is familiar because he is (and was at the time) a renown world chess star, and the second ... well, might be a household name here.

    This was a new invention in 1979, a world championship for teams for under 16 years of age (although I was 16 at the time it was played). This tournament format died with the initiation it seems, it wasn't played before or since to my knowledge. Denmark A got a lesson in the first round losing 4-0 to the later winners England.

    I really got a tough challenge playing this tournament on first board for Denmark A, I had only started playing in a club when I was 13 years old, but still came out with flying colors. My 4/7 was highest score of all the 8 Danish players in Denmark A and B teams, even though I had the toughest opponents.

    Nigel told me there had to be a draw for me after his piece sacrifice. Maybe he just tried to be a nice guy, because I have searched the draw ever since, and I couldn't find any defense. I was basically just ground down and strategically outplayed. Against Solo I had better luck


    [Event "VM under 16 aar"]
    [Site "Viborg"]
    [Date "1979.10.14"]
    [Round "1"]
    [Board "1"]
    [White "Nørgaard, Jesper"]
    [Black "Short, Nigel"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C05"]
    [PlyCount "98"]
    [WhiteTeam "Denmark A"]
    [BlackTeam "England"]


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    [Event "VM under 16 aar"]
    [Site "Viborg"]
    [Date "1979.10.16"]
    [Round "3"]
    [Board "1"]
    [White "Nørgaard, Jesper"]
    [Black "Solomon, Stephen"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "C42"]
    [PlyCount "137"]
    [WhiteTeam "Denmark A"]
    [BlackTeam "Australia"]


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    If there is interest I could make the PGN file of all of the games available (I captured the games to PGN back in 2005).

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    If there is no positive response here I will ensure that Solo comments first hand on it.

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    CC International Master Jesper Norgaard's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    If there is no positive response here I will ensure that Solo comments first hand on it.
    Thanks AC; maybe he can get 7 forgotten games to his games collection ... or rather 6 more, apart from the above. But probably not. Usually there is a certain correlation between discipline of keeping the score of games (perhaps in a database) and playing strength, which leads to a high probability that he has them already.

    But he might not have the Short games (he, he, pun intended).

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