The Master Game: Short – Miles

Here’s an early game from this great British rivalry in which Nigel Short breaks through using some classic pawn play. It’s interesting how players who started playing the French early on (Sergei Dolmatov is another one)  have a great understanding of these structures. They often play h2-h4-h5 before pushing forward with the f-pawn and this strategy was also covered by Hans Kmoch in his Pawn Power In Chess.

Here’s the second part of the game: