Chesslang Short Circuit with
GM Nigel Short

Entry Fee: 999/- Only. Limited Seats Available!


Wed, 4th Dec 2019

5 PM - 9 PM


Guru Nanak College

FIDE Vice President and Grandmaster Nigel Short

  • Nigel Short is a chess grandmaster,  cloumnist, coach, commentator and Vice-President of FIDE since October 2018. Earned the Grandmaster title at the age of 19 and was ranked third in the world by FIDE from January 1988 to July 1989.
  • In 1993 he became the first English player  to play a World Chess Championship match.
  • Won British Chess Championship in 1984,1987,1998 and the English Championship in 1991.  
  • Also won Commonwealth Chess Championship in 2004(Mumbai),2006(Mumbai) and 2008(Nagpur).

GM Nigel Short

Former World Championship Challenger

  • Some of us will also associate him with the French Defence, an opening that he used to play regularly many years ago. But away from the chess board, this man is also very well known for his witty reports and articles on chess.
  •  a far cry from the other writers who are content with a drier approach to chess journalism. His writings have appeared on the pages of The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Spectator.
  • While his competitive chess career may have been very well documented, the same cannot be said about his career as a chess journalist and writer.

Winning candidate matches against Karpov and Speelman, he went on to challenge Garry Kasparov in the World Chess Championship in 1993 in London.To date, Short has defeated 12 of the 19 officially recognised World Champions since 1886; Smyslov (1), Tal (1), Petrosian (1), Spassky (1), Topalov (2), Kramnik (4), Anand (4), Kasimdzhanov (2), Ponomariov (3), Khalifman (4), Karpov (7) and Kasparov (8).His wins and achievements are exhaustive, but not limited to: 3 times British Champion, 3 times Commonwealth Champion, EU Champion 2006, additionally placing first, or tied first, in dozens of international tournaments across the world. Representing England at international level since 1983, he has participated in 23 Olympiads, Euroteams and World Team Championships to date, the main highlights including 3 Olympiad team Silver medals, one Bronze medal, and one individual Gold. His most recent tournament wins were the 2013 Sigeman and Co tournament in Sweden, the 2013 Spice Net Tournament held in Tanzania and most recently, became the 2013 Canadian Open Champion held in Ottawa.

4 hours Live Session with the Former World Championship Challenger!

Session Highlights

  • In this 4-hours Masterclass, GM Nigel Short will share his experience on winning the Candidates Match cycle 1991-1993.
  • He defeated Jonathan Speelman in the preliminary match (5.5-4.5), knocked out Boris Gelfand in the quarterfinal (5-3) and went on to win Anatoaly Karpov in the semifinal (6-4). Finally, he defeated Jan Timman in the final (7.5-5.5) and earned the right to play Garry Kasparov for the World Chess Championship Match in 1993, and also becoming the first Englishman to do so.
  • Karpov is well-known for his positional play and defensive skills, yet Short managed to outplay Karpov during their Match.
  • If you want to know how he sealed the deal, how he made a comeback in his Match against Karpov even after losing the first game, and most importantly, if you want to incorporate those skills in your own games, this Masterclass is for you

Short's Schedule

Short Circuit Seminar

Wed, 4th Dec 2019

5 PM - 9 PM

Guru Nanak College

Meeting with IMs and GMs

Thurs, 5th Dec 2019

10 AM - 12 PM

Hablis Hotel