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Re: What could Short's Improvement be?
Reply #6 - 09/26/09 at 21:12:03
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ghenghisclown wrote on 09/23/09 at 11:19:22:
Yes, thanks everybody for answering my question!


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Re: What could Short's Improvement be?
Reply #5 - 09/24/09 at 03:51:13
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How about playing 13. ... Ned3 instead of 13. ... Nc4 played by Korchnoi? Here is a line I got using Rybka: 14. f5 gxf5 15. Nxf5 0-0 16. Nxg7 Kxg7 17. Bc2 Nxc1 18. Raxc1 Qd6.
  
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Re: What could Short's Improvement be?
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MNb wrote on 09/23/09 at 02:50:00:


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Re: What could Short's Improvement be?
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Re: What could Short's Improvement be?
Reply #2 - 09/22/09 at 14:47:09
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Indeed 12....Qd7 was played by Marin in 2007, while another move that comes into consideration is 12...Nxd4 played in 1989 by Jacob Murey who was part of Korchnoi's team in Baguio, and therefore should know a bit about this variation.
  
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Re: What could Short's Improvement be?
Reply #1 - 09/22/09 at 13:41:40
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After looking at it for a little while, I'm inclined to think that Black's best option is to just play 12...Qd7 with a slightly worse position.
  
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What could Short's Improvement be?
09/22/09 at 11:51:30
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In the given position, according to GM Bischoff's coverage of the Short-Efimenko match on Chessbase.com, Karpov played 11.Qe2. 11.Bc2 was Efimenko's move here. But Bischoff had this to say about 10. ...g6:

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But this is a real surprise! When I saw this move on my screen, I tried to find my old books about the match Karpov-Korchnoi. And indeed 1978 in Baguio City Korchnoi played g6 against Karpov in game 8. He lost quickly and g6 got a very bad reputation. It was Miguel Najdorf, who even said that g6 was already the decisive mistake. But there is certainly a lot of truth in Korchnoi's saying that everything that is well forgotten is new in chess. By the way, when this game was played Nigel was 13 years old. And Zahar had not been born yet. 11.Bc2. 11.Qe2 was played by Karpov. After 11...Bg7 Karpov played the risky but energetic 12.Nd4! Korchnoi took the pawn with 12...Nxe5 but could not solve the problems with his king after 13.f4 Nc4?! 14.f5 gxf5 15.Nxf5 Rg8 16.Nxc4 dxc4 17.Bc2 Nd3 18.Bh6 Nigel probably had an improvement ready. I can only guess where, but my engines do not like the move Nc4 at all.


I wonder what Short's improvement is...any ideas??
  

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