|Sep-16-04|| ||RisingChamp: If I remember what I read correctly Nigel was 13 and Jonathan Penrose was the National Champion at the time of this game.Nigel makes it look very simple. |
|Sep-17-04|| ||Eggman: 13? No. Short was born in 1965, so the math doesn't add up. |
|Sep-18-04|| ||RisingChamp: Fine 12!!! Big difference!!! |
|Sep-19-04|| ||Eggman: A year IS a big difference at that age. Wouldn't it make a big difference whether a player became a GM at the age of 13 as opposed to 14, for example? |
|Sep-19-04|| ||RisingChamp: It isnt in relation to my point.And as far as his being a child prodigy is concerned I dont think there is a significant difference between his being GM at 13 or 14. |
|Sep-19-04|| ||samvega: A year earlier (when he was 8, no wait 9, years old), Nigel beat Korchnoi in a simul. |
|Dec-04-05|| ||CaptainEvans: 28. Ne8! was a great move especially for someone so young. 5. ... Ba6?! was the start of Penrose's problems cos Short is able to build up such an impressive centre after.
Not 8...Nxe4 cos of Qe2 (with b4 to threaten either N that moves to c5)|
|Dec-14-05|| ||MUG: Penrose rather shrewdly offered a draw on move 21, but Nigel showed supreme confidence (for someone so young) to play on and push home the advantage to defeat the 10 time British champion.|
This was the game which really made Nigel known to the wider chess-playing public. It created a national sensation at the time.
|Apr-03-06|| ||Chess Classics: Nigel was 10 years old when he played this game according to Weeramantry.|
<samvega> Yes, the game went 9 1/2 hours!
Has anyone read Dominic Lawson's book "Endgame"? It's a novel like account of Nigel's unsucsessful challenge for the World Championship.
|Aug-13-07|| ||sneaky pete: <Chess Classics> Nigel was born June 1, 1965 and this game was played August 10, 1977. Go tell that to your Weeramantry (and give him my regards).|
After 12... f5?? 13.Qh3 Nc7/Nb4 14.Bg7 .. wins at least the exchange.
|Mar-06-09|| ||MikedaSnipe: 21... Kxe7? was a large error by john. Axb5! was much more important to keep the knight off the outpost!|
The whole Bg7 sequence seemed to be wishful thinking by nigel, but it did pay off after that blunder.
Greatest Hits Vol 1
Spot an error? Please
submit a correction slip
and help us eliminate database mistakes!
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply.
Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous,
and 100% free--plus, it
entitles you to features otherwise unavailable.
Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should
Please observe our posting guidelines:
- No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
- No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
- No personal attacks against other members.
- Nothing in violation of United States law.
- No posting personal information of members.
See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.
NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page.
This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or
this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.|
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)
your profile |
Premium Membership |
Kibitzer's Café |
Biographer's Bistro |
new kibitzing |
Tournament Index |
Player Directory |
World Chess Championships |
Opening Explorer |
Guess the Move |
Game Collections |
ChessBookie Game |
Chessgames Challenge |
privacy notice |
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC