Timman well placed to keep chess hopes alive

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NIGEL SHORT and Jan Timman adjourned the 11th game of their world chess championship elimination match in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, with Timman in a strong position, writes Wiliam Hartston.

With only three games to play and Short leading 6-4, Timman needs a victory in the current game to keep alive his hopes of winning the match.

Yesterday, the Dutch grandmaster played the white pieces with great determination and unusual restraint, for once holding back his uninhibited attacking style to conduct a controlled positional game.

The game will be resumed today. Here are the moves so far. White: Timman

Black: Short

1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6

3 Nc3 Nf6 4 cxd5 exd5

5 Bg5 c6 6 Qc2 Be7

7 e3 Nbd7 8 Bd3 Nh5

9 Bxe7 Qxe7 10 Nge2 Nb6

11 0-0-0 g6 12 Kb1 Ng7

13 Ng3 Bd7 14 Rc1 0-0-0

15 Na4 Nxa4 16 Qxa4 Kb8

17 Rc3 b6 18 Ra3 Be8

19 Qc2 Rc8 20 Rc1 Bd7

21 Qd2 h5 22 Rb3 Ne6

23 Rbc3 h4 24 Ne2 Qd6

25 h3 Rhd8 26 Ng1 g5

27 Nf3 f6 28 R3c2 Ng7

29 Ka1 Bf5 30 Ne1 Kb7

31 Rc3 Bxd3 32 Nxd3 Nf5

33 Qc2 Ne7 34 Qa4 Ka8

35 a3 Qd7 36 Nb4 Kb7

37 Rb3 c5 38 Qxd7+ Rxd7

39 dxc5 d4 40 exd4 Rxd4

41 Nd3 Nd5 42 Kb1 Re8

43 cxb6 axb6 44 a4 Ka7

45 a5 bxa5 46 Rc5 Nb4

47 Rxa5+ Kb6 48 Nxb4 Rxb4

49 Raa3 Re1+ 50 Kc2 Re2+

51 Kc1 Kb5 52 Rxb4+ Kxb4

53 Rf3 Re1+ 54 Kd2 Rg1

55 Ke2 Kc4 56 Rxf6 Rxg2

57 Kf1 Rh2 58 Rf3 Rh1+

59 Kg2 Rb1 60 Rf5 Rxb2

adjourned

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