Battle of Legends (Day 1)

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Battle of Legends (Day 1)

Postby Ted Summers » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:24 pm

[Event "Battle of the Legends"]
[Site "Saint Louis"]
[Date "2015.04.25"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Short, Nigel D"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E11"]
[WhiteElo "2812"]
[BlackElo "2664"]
[PlyCount "86"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 c5 5. a3 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 cxd4 7. Nxd4 O-O
8. e3 d5 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. Nb5 Qc6 11. f3 a6 12. Nc3 e5 13. e4 Nbd7 14. Qf2 Nc5
15. Be3 Nb3 16. Rd1 Be6 17. Be2 Rfd8 18. O-O Ne8 19. Qg3 f6 20. f4 Nd4 21. Bh5
Bc4 22. fxe5 Bxf1 23. Rxf1 Kh8 24. Nd5 Rxd5 25. exd5 Qxd5 26. Qf2 fxe5 27. Qf8+
Qg8 28. Qe7 Nf6 29. Rxf6 gxf6 30. Bh6 Nf5 31. Qxf6+ Ng7 32. Qxe5 Rc8 33. Bf3
Qf7 34. h3 b5 35. Be4 Re8 36. Qd4 Qe7 37. b4 Qe5 38. Qd7 Qa1+ 39. Kh2 Rxe4 40.
Bxg7+ Qxg7 41. Qd8+ Qg8 42. Qf6+ Qg7 43. Qd8+ Qg8 1/2-1/2

[Event "Battle of the Legends"]
[Site "Saint Louis"]
[Date "2015.04.25"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Short, Nigel D"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A36"]
[WhiteElo "2664"]
[BlackElo "2812"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 c5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. d3 e6 6. Nh3 Nge7 7. Nf4 a6 8. h4 h6
9. Qd2 b5 10. cxb5 axb5 11. Nxb5 d5 12. e4 Ba6 13. exd5 Bxb5 14. dxc6 Bxc6 15.
O-O O-O 16. Qc2 e5 17. Bxc6 Nxc6 18. Ne2 Rc8 19. Bd2 Qd7 20. Rad1 f5 21. f4 Kh7
22. Bc3 Nd4 23. Qd2 exf4 24. Rxf4 Rfe8 25. Bxd4 cxd4 26. Rdf1 Re3 27. R4f3 Rce8
28. Nf4 Qb7 29. Qg2 Qa6 30. b3 Be5 31. h5 Bxf4 32. hxg6+ Qxg6 0-1

[Event "Battle of the Legends"]
[Site "Saint Louis"]
[Date "2015.04.25"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Short, Nigel D"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B08"]
[WhiteElo "2812"]
[BlackElo "2664"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. d5 Nb8 6. Be2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. a4
Bg4 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 c6 11. a5 a6 12. Be3 Nbd7 13. Bd4 Re8 14. Re1 Qc7 15.
Na4 e5 16. Bb6 Nxb6 17. Nxb6 Rad8 18. Re3 Nd7 19. Rb3 f5 20. Nxd7 Qxd7 21. Qd3
c5 22. Rb6 Rc8 23. c4 Rf8 24. b4 cxb4 25. Rb1 Rc5 26. R1xb4 Rxa5 27. Qb1 Qd8
28. Rxb7 Qf6 29. Rb2 Ra3 30. c5 dxc5 31. Ra2 Rxa2 32. Qxa2 Kh8 33. Qc2 0-1

[Event "Battle of the Legends"]
[Site "Saint Louis"]
[Date "2015.04.25"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Short, Nigel D"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A01"]
[WhiteElo "2664"]
[BlackElo "2812"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. b3 Nf6 2. Bb2 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O O-O 7. e3 Nc6 8. Ne5
Bd7 9. c4 d4 10. Nxc6 Bxc6 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. d3 Qd7 13. Qe2 dxe3 14. fxe3 Rad8
15. Rd1 h5 16. Nc3 Ng4 17. Na4 Bxb2 18. Nxb2 Qe6 19. Re1 h4 20. gxh4 Kg7 21.
Qg2 Rh8 22. Qg3 Rh5 23. h3 Ne5 24. Rad1 Rdh8 25. d4 Nd7 26. Nd3 Rxh4 27. Nf2
Nf6 28. Qe5 Rxh3 29. Qxe6 Rg3+ 30. Kf1 fxe6 31. Ke2 Rh2 32. Rh1 Rhg2 33. Rdf1
Ng4 34. Rh4 Rxe3+ 35. Kd2 Re4 36. Rxg4 Rexg4 37. dxc5 Rf4 38. Ke3 e5 {Kd4} 0-1

[Event "Battle of the Legends"]
[Site "Saint Louis"]
[Date "2015.04.25"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Black "Short, Nigel D"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A40"]
[WhiteElo "2812"]
[BlackElo "2664"]
[PlyCount "129"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. d4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 Bg4 4. cxd5 Bxf3 5. gxf3 Qxd5 6. e3 e5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8.
Bd2 Bxc3 9. bxc3 Qd6 10. Qb1 O-O-O 11. f4 exf4 12. Qf5+ Kb8 13. Qxf4 Qxf4 14.
exf4 Nf6 15. f3 Nd5 16. Kf2 Nb6 17. f5 Ne7 18. Bd3 c5 19. Be4 cxd4 20. cxd4
Rxd4 21. Bc3 Ra4 22. Bxg7 Re8 23. Rhd1 Nc6 24. Rd6 Nc4 25. Rxc6 Rxe4 26. fxe4
bxc6 27. Rd1 Rxa2+ 28. Kf3 Kc7 29. e5 Rd2 30. Rc1 Nb6 31. Ra1 Kb7 32. h4 c5 33.
e6 fxe6 34. fxe6 Rd8 35. Ke4 Re8 36. Ke5 a5 37. Rd1 Kc6 38. Kf6 Nd5+ 39. Ke5
Ne3 40. Rd6+ Kb5 41. Rd7 a4 42. e7 Kc6 43. Ke6 Nf5 44. Bf6 Nxe7 45. Bxe7 Ra8
46. Rd6+ Kb5 47. Rd5 Rc8 48. Rd3 Ra8 49. Rc3 c4 50. Kf7 Ra7 51. h5 Rd7 52. h6
Rd3 53. Rc1 a3 54. Kg8 a2 55. Bf6 c3 56. Kxh7 Kc4 57. Kg8 Rg3+ 58. Bg7 Kb3 59.
h7 Kb2 60. Rh1 Rxg7+ 61. Kxg7 c2 62. h8=Q c1=Q 63. Kf7+ Qc3 64. Rh2+ Kb3 65.
Qxc3+ 1-0
Last edited by Ted Summers on Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Battle of Legends (Day 1)

Postby BB+ » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:30 pm

Well, at least Short got one draw (EDIT: and one win, see below). Given Short's results in the 50+ league, it's scary to think how GK would dominate it.

Oops, the posted PGN is wrong for Game 3, it says 1-0 when it should be 0-1.

I remember back in 2009, when the 25th anniversary of K-K I was going on, GK made the comment that if a revival match was the biggest news in chess (which it was at the time), there was something certainly wrong. Of course, Short is not Karpov, but fortunately(!) this match is overshadowed by other chess happenings.
Last edited by BB+ on Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:39 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Battle of Legends (Day 1)

Postby Ted Summers » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:35 pm

Short had one win and a draw. The win was on time in game 3.
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