The Master Game: Short – Hort

Here’s a tough struggle between the youthful Nigel Short and one of the best players in the World at that time, Vlastimil Hort.

One funny thing about this video is Hort’s expression ‘more happier’, which is something that my 9 year old son might say (despite constant reminders from me). Has he been watching Vlastimil Hort clips without my knowing?

In any case this is a nice example of Hort’s classy endgame technique which without good defense from Short could have carried the day.


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: