[Event "PCA-World Championship"] [Site "London"] [Date "1993.09.21"] [Round "7"] [White "Kasparov, Garry"] [Black "Short, Nigel D"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C88"] [WhiteElo "2805"] [BlackElo "2655"] [Annotator "Martin"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "1993.09.??"] [EventType "match"] [EventRounds "20"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceVersionDate "2019.03.01"] {3. Game 7 - Kasparov v Short - Kasparov Onslaught!} 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 d6 10. Nbd2 Nd7 11. c3 Nc5 12. axb5 axb5 13. Rxa8 Bxa8 14. Bc2 Bf6 15. b4 Ne6 16. Nf1 Bb7 17. Ne3 g6 18. Bb3 Bg7 19. h4 Bc8 20. h5 Kh8 21. Nd5 g5 22. Ne3 Nf4 23. g3 Nxh5 24. Nf5 Bxf5 25. exf5 Qd7 26. Bxg5 h6 27. Nh4 Nf6 28. Bxf6 Bxf6 29. Qh5 Kh7 30. Ng2 Ne7 31. Ne3 Ng8 32. d4 exd4 33. cxd4 Bxd4 $2 {Short grabbed the pawn but this allowed a powerful Kasparov attack} (33... Bg5 $1 {MISSED OPPORTUNITY This position is complicated but Short would have had excellent drawing chances with this. He needed to ensure there were no tricks with knight forks on the f6 square (once it moves to g4) or with Qg5+ after any sac on h6 (if the Black king moved to g7). So basically he had to keep his bishop on the d8 to h4 diagonal.} 34. Qf3 {is White's best try but} Bxe3 35. fxe3 (35. Rxe3 Nf6 $11) ( 35. Qxe3 Nf6 $11) 35... Nf6 36. e4 Re8 (36... Rg8 {probably loses}) 37. Kg2 c5 $1 {seems to hold}) 34. Ng4 {threatening the super strong f6. Short played} Kg7 {After this Short was planning to follow up with Bf6 but Kasparov then found a fantastic double piece sacrifice with} ({If instead} 34... Bf6 {to prevent this then} 35. Qxh6+ $1 Nxh6 36. Nxf6+ {would have regained the queen and White would have been a piece ahead}) 35. Nxh6 $1 Bf6 ({Had Short played} 35... Nxh6 {then} 36. Qg5+ Kh7 37. Bc2 $1 {and the threat of f6 would have been enormous. If 37...} f6 {to stop this then} 38. Qg6+ Kh8 39. Qxh6+ Kg8 40. Re4 { would have won!}) 36. Bxf7 $1 {and the bishop could not be captured (due to 37. Qg6+) which resulted in an easy win for Kasparov. It is perhaps understandable that Short did not see all this and we suspect, as was often the case in this match, he may have been in time trouble.} 1-0