Chess: Nigel Short checkmates three in a row at Bunratty weekender

Meanwhile at Moscow Aeroflot, one of the world’s strongest opens, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old stunned the grandmastersNigel Short, who challenged for Garry Kasparov’s world title in 1993 and en route scored his greatest success with a match victory against Anatoly Karpov in his prime, has won tournaments in six continents. He now plays in fewer events but was in vintage form last weekend at Bunratty in Ireland.As a vice-president of Fide, Short was the global body’s supervisor at the women’s world title match where he trebled up as online commentator and appeals chairman. The 54-year-old has also played No 1 for England over-50s in the world senior team championship. Related: Iranian chess referee who fled to UK could face arrest if she returns Related: Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak in chess history Continue reading…

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