Short and Adams trail in chess contest

THE SECOND games of the PCA/Intel World Chess Championship semi-finals began quietly in Linares, Spain, yesterday with only a floral decoration separating the Kamsky-Short encounter from the Adams-Anand match, writes William Hartston.

Kamsky's earlier protest - that Short might receive help from Adams and Anand - had been ignored and his demand that the matches be held in different buildings, or at least separated by a screen, had been rejected. Kamsky is reported to have promised to study videos of the play.

But if he suspects that Short was receiving any illicit help in the first game, he must be wondering how he can encourage it. Here are the full moves:

Kamsky-Short: Game 1.

1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4 3 e4 e5 4 Nf3 Bb4+ 5 Nc3 exd4 6 Nxd4 Ne7 7 Bxc4 Nbc6 8 Be3 0-0 9 a3 Bxc3+ 10 bxc3 Na5 11 Be2 b6 12 0-0 Bb7 13 Qc2 Qe8 14 Rad1 Rd8 15 Bf4 Ng6 16 Bxc7 Bxe4 17 Qb2 Rxd4 18 cxd4 Bxg2 19 Kxg2 Qc6+ 20 d5 Qxc7 21 d6 Qb7+ 22 f3 Rd8 23 Kh1 Nf8 24 Rg1 g6 25 Rg5 Qb8 26 Qf6 Nd7 27 Qf4 Nc5 28 Rgd5 a6 29 Bf1 Nab7 30 Bh3 Re8 31 Re5 Rf8 32 Re7 Nd8 33 Qf6 Nc6 34 Re3 Qd8 35 Qxd8 Rxd8 36 d7 Kf8 37 Rd6 Na5 38 Rxb6 Nxd7 39 Rxa6 Nc4 40 Rd3 f5 41 f4 Ke7 42 Rc6 Ncb6 43 Bg2 Rb8 44 Rc7 Kd8 45 Rcxd7+ Black resigns.

Yesterday, Short lost again to Kamsky and Adams was beaten by Viswanathan Anand to leave both 0-2 behind.

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