Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London

 

Nigel Shorts Simuls, London Classic 3 December and 7 December

In Aid of Chess in Schools and Communities

 

1992 World Chess Championship challenger Nigel Short gave the second of his two simultaneous displays during the 4th London Classic today on Friday. Players rated below 2300 took part.

 

All proceeds now go to the charity Chess in Schools and Communities which delivers chess to inner city schools in England and Wales. See www.chessinschools.co.uk to see how you can get involved.

 

In the first simul Nigel scored +29, =1 and in simul 2 he repeated the feat with an identical score of +29, =1. Fantastic! Photos [1] [2]

 

A grandmaster from the age of 19, Nigel Short is Britain’s most recognisable name in the chess world.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 

 

 

Nigel Short Simultaneous Displays, London Classic 3 December and 7 December

In Aid of Chess in Schools and Communities.

 
   

Come and play a legend!

 

Nigel will be giving two simultaneous displays during the 4th Classic

 

Limited places available! ** 30 Board Maximum per simul **

 

Monday 3 & Friday 7 December. Start time: 6pm (duration 3 - 3½ hours)

 

Entry Fee: £50

 

Who can play? Anyone can take part provided your Elo is below 2300.

 

 

1992 World Chess Championship challenger Nigel Short will be giving two simultaneous displays during the 4th London Classic (Monday 3rd and Friday 7th December 2012, starting at 6pm). A maximum of 30 can play on each evening and anyone rated below 2300 can take part. Entry Fee £50. Due to the limited capacity of this event entries must be made either by phone or online.

 

All proceeds will go to the charity Chess in Schools and Communities which delivers chess to inner city schools in England and Wales. See www.chessinschools.co.uk to see how you can get involved.

 

 

A grandmaster from the age of 19, Nigel Short is Britain’s most recognisable name in the chess world. He has had a distinguished career of which the highpoint was a match with Garry Kasparov for the world championship title in 1993 at London’s Savoy Theatre.

 

Nigel Short was a child prodigy and he took the decision to play professionally. In 1992 he sensationally defeated the legendary Anatoly Karpov in the World Championship Candidates’ Semi-Final. Karpov is generally deemed to be one of the three top chessplayers of all time (the others being Kasparov and Fischer) and Nigel’s achievement in defeating one of the ‘holy trinity’ in a match has barely a handful of equivalents in chess history, and none by a Western European player. He then defeated long-time top Western European grandmaster Jan Timman in the Candidates’ final to claim the right to challenge for the world crown. Facing Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest player in the history of the game, Short demonstrated some moments of brilliance but was well beaten.

 

Since then Short has an enviable list of international tournament victories and has been a regular fixture for the England team for nearly three decades. His wanderlust and desire to play chess show no sign of abating. In 2011 he was only a tie-break away from winning both the Commonwealth and British titles, and he shared the 2011 English Championship title with Mickey Adams. He made a hugely impressive score, 8½/10, in the 2011 Gibraltar Masters, ahead of a phenomenally strong field of grandmasters... but for one: the genial Vasily Ivanchuk made the almost superhuman score of 9/10! But, showing remarkable resilience, Nigel returned to Gibraltar in 2012 to win the Masters title, defeating Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan in a thrilling play-off.

 

Married with two children, Short was awarded the MBE for services to chess in 1999. He has written columns and book reviews for a number of Britain’s leading newspapers. Currently ranked in the world’s top 60, Short is still very active as a player, still scoring regular international tournament victories all around the world.

 

 

Photo © Ray Morris-Hill: http://www.rmhphoto.eu/ 

 

 

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