Nigel Short pondering a chess move

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Nigel Short, 27, ponders an early move in the opening chess game of his final world title eliminator against Jan Timman, 41, (Netherlands) in Spain yesterday. A bold sacrifice, described as reckless by watching grandmasters, brought Short close to victory, but Timman fought back to draw.

The eventual winner will challenge Garry Kasparov (Russia) to a dollars 4m title match.

Full report and moves, page 3

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