[Event "PCA-World Championship"] [Site "London"] [Date "1993.09.23"] [Round "8"] [White "Short, Nigel D"] [Black "Kasparov, Garry"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B86"] [WhiteElo "2655"] [BlackElo "2805"] [Annotator "Martin"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "1993.09.??"] [EventType "match"] [EventRounds "20"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceVersionDate "2019.03.01"] {4. Game 8 - Short v Kasparov - A Shower of Sacrifices!} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 Nbd7 8. f4 Nc5 9. e5 dxe5 10. fxe5 Nfd7 11. Bf4 b5 12. Qg4 h5 13. Qg3 h4 14. Qg4 g5 15. O-O-O Qe7 16. Nc6 Nxb3+ 17. axb3 Qc5 18. Ne4 Qxc6 19. Bxg5 Bb7 20. Rd6 Bxd6 21. Nxd6+ Kf8 22. Rf1 Nxe5 23. Qxe6 Qd5 24. Rxf7+ Nxf7 25. Be7+ Kg7 26. Qf6+ Kh7 27. Nxf7 Qh5 28. Ng5+ Kg8 29. Qe6+ Kg7 30. Qf6+ Kg8 31. Qe6+ Kg7 32. Bf6+ Kh6 33. Nf7+ Kh7 34. Ng5+ Kh6 35. Bxh8+ Qg6 36. Nf7+ Kh7 37. Qe7 Qxg2 $2 {With Black's king so exposed all Short now needed to do was avoid perpetual check and he should have played 38. Bd4. Instead he played...} 38. Be5 $2 {and Kasparov found the route to a draw} ({MISSED OPPORTUNITY} 38. Bd4 $1 {The threat is Nh8+ with mate in 2. Critically from d4 the bishop controls f2 and e3.} Qf1+ (38... Be4 39. Nh8+ Kh6 (39... Kg8 40. Qf7#) 40. Qxh4#) (38... Qg6 39. Nh8+ Kg8 40. Nxg6) 39. Kd2 Qf4+ ({If} 39... Qg2+ {then the White king could have escaped via c3/ b4/a3 as there was no b4+ and Qb6+ (the queen was on the wrong diagonal).}) 40. Be3 Qxh2+ 41. Kd3 {Black has run out of sensible checks.}) 38... Qf1+ 39. Kd2 Qf2+ {(that important square)} 40. Kd3 {Had White tried to escape with} (40. Kc3 b4+ 41. Kxb4 $4 {then} (41. Kd3 $11) 41... Qb6+ 42. Ka3 Qa5#) 40... Qf3+ { and the king could not escape} 41. Kd2 Qf2+ {The winning plan may have been difficult to find as we suspect once again Short was short (excuse the pun) of time. It is funny how many of the key moments of their games had come just before the 40th time control move. There was unfortunately, for Short, no time increment in 1993.} 1/2-1/2