[Event "PCA-World Championship"] [Site "London"] [Date "1993.09.11"] [Round "3"] [White "Kasparov, Garry"] [Black "Short, Nigel D"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2805"] [BlackElo "2655"] [Annotator "Martin"] [PlyCount "117"] [EventDate "1993.09.??"] [EventType "match"] [EventRounds "20"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceVersionDate "2019.03.01"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 Bb7 9. d3 Re8 10. Nbd2 Bf8 11. c3 h6 12. Ba2 d6 13. Nh4 Qd7 14. Ng6 Ne7 15. Nxf8 Kxf8 16. f3 Rad8 17. b4 Ng6 18. Nb3 Bc8 19. Bb1 Nh5 20. axb5 axb5 21. Be3 Nh4 22. Ra2 Re6 23. d4 Rg6 24. Kh1 Re8 25. dxe5 Rxe5 26. g4 Rf6 27. Bd4 { Obvious and looks strong but allows Short's fantastic reply. The scene is set with Kasparov having 9 minutes and Short 5 minutes to reach move 40.} Ng3+ $1 { The start of a ferocious counter-attack} 28. hxg3 Nxf3 29. Bxe5 {Short went all in with} Qxg4 {threatening 30...Qh3+ mating. Kasparov thought he had everything covered with} 30. Rh2 {[#] (this is White's only move to avoid an instant loss) but Short then uncorked} Nxe1 $1 31. Qxe1 {[#]} ({If} 31. Qxg4 $4 Rf1#) 31... dxe5 {After this Kasparov manages to consolidate} ({MISSED OPPORTUNITY. Now Short should have played} 31... Qf3+ $1 32. Kg1 dxe5 {when he would have had full compensation (for his piece versus 2 pawns deficit) and with the easier game to play as his queen was very powerfully placed on f3.}) 32. Nd2 {depriving Short of the important f3 square. Kasparov was now much better} Rd6 33. Bc2 Be6 34. Kg1 Kg8 35. Nf1 Qg5 36. Qe3 Qd8 {From hereon Kasparov converts smoothly} (36... Qxe3+ 37. Nxe3 Rc6 38. Nd1 Bg4 {and black recovers a third pawn and has good drawing chances.}) 37. Rd2 c6 38. Rxd6 Qxd6 39. Qc5 Qxc5+ 40. bxc5 h5 41. Nd2 Kf8 42. Kf2 Ke7 43. Bb3 Bd7 44. Nf3 Kf6 45. c4 bxc4 46. Bxc4 Be6 47. Be2 Bg4 48. Bd1 g6 49. Ba4 Bd7 50. Ne1 Ke6 51. Bb3+ Ke7 52. Nd3 f6 53. Nb4 f5 54. Ba4 fxe4 55. Bxc6 Bxc6 56. Nxc6+ Ke6 57. Ke3 g5 58. Kxe4 h4 59. gxh4 1-0