Monday 23 February 1998
Short's best game was a powerful win with Black in the second round. After the exchange of two pairs of pawns in the opening, a dreary draw looked the most likely outcome, but the character of the game changes when White was tempted by 18.Nxd7 and 19.Bxf6. With 20.e4 (the immediate 20.Qg4+ is better) he seemed to overestimate his attacking prospects, perhaps intending 22.e5+ f5 23.Bxf5+, but then noticing 22...Rxd3! 23.Rxd3 Rg8.
Once Black's 25...e5 had shut the white bishop out of the game, he was well on top, and Short cleverly exploted the inability of White's queen the return to defend the Q-side by invading with his own queen on b4. The end came suddenly. After 31...Bg4, White has no reply: 32.Rd2 b5 loses a piece.
White: G Prakash
Black: N Short
1 d4 Nf6 17 Nfe5 Qb7
2 Nf3 e6 18 Nxd7 Rxd7
3 c4 b6 19 Bxf6 gxf6
4 e3 Bb7 20 e4 Bc6
5 Bd3 d5 21 Qg4+ Kh7
6 0-0 dxc4 22 Bc2 Rg8
7 Bxc4 a6 23 Qf4 Rg6
8 b3 Nbd7 24 Rxd7 Bxd7
9 Bb2 Be7 25 Rd1 e5
10 Nbd2 0-0 26 Qh4 Qc7
11 Qe2 c5 27 Bb1 Be6
12 a4 Qb8 28 Rc1 Bd4
13 Rfd1 Rd8 29 Rc2 Qe7
14 dxc5 Bxc5 30 Re2 Qb4
15 Bd3 h6 31 Bc2 Bg4
16 Nc4 Bd5 White resigned
Seven of the world's top eight players have just begun a tournament in Linares, Spain. Only Karpov is absent. Full coverage from tomorrow.
educationTo mark International Women's Day, Sarah Brown on how charities have brought proper joined-up thinking to the delivery of education
Life & Style blogs
The future of sex: The first female condoms were derided, mistrusted and shunned - but will their modern counterparts catch on?
Microsoft's Cortana (the rival to Apple's Siri) leaked online
Eating too much meat and eggs is ‘just as bad as smoking’, claim scientists
'It's brusquely intimate': A bereaved daughter tackles the task of emptying her father's flat
Study suggests that 'gaydars' are real - at least for women
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
- 1 The future of sex: The first female condoms were derided, mistrusted and shunned - but will their modern counterparts catch on?
- 2 South African rhino finally put down after roaming Kruger park for days with horn hacked off and bullet in brain
- 3 Study suggests that 'gaydars' are real - at least for women
- 4 Man stabbed with Legend of Zelda Master Sword in serious condition
- 5 First clip of Outkast's Andre 3000 in Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side emerges
£1200 per month: Inspiring Interns: Our client is one of Europes leading mobi...
£12000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: Founded in 2008 by two Chinese tech entre...
£12000 - £18000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: Our client is a high-end niche t...
£22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits: Subsidised gym membership, 25 days holiday...