Even GMs Miss Checkmate in One! Short-Chiburdanidze 0-1

Some losses and checkmates are unfortunately unforgettable. The missed checkmates in one are the worst killer ones. Here is the a nice game between Nigel Short and Maia Chiburdanidze from Banja Luka 1985. The Sicilian Dragan should have technically ended peacefully, but… Let Chess King show you!




Short Nigel D (ENG) (2575) – Chiburdanidze Maia (GEO) (2450)

Result: 0-1
Site: Banja-Luka (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Date: 1985

[…] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.¤xd4 ¤f6 5.¤c3 g6 6.¥e2 ¥g7 7.O-O O-O 8.¢h1 ¤c6 9.¤b3 a6 10.f4 b5 11.¥f3 ¥d7 12.¥e3 b4 13.¤a4 ¦b8 14.a3 a5 15.¦f2 £c7 16.¦d2 ¤d8 17.axb4 ¦xb4 18.¤c3 a4 19.e5 dxe5 20.fxe5 £xe5 21.¥d4 £b8 22.¤c5 ¥b5 23.¤xb5 £xb5 24.¥e2 £c6 25.c3 ¦b8 26.¦xa4 £c8 27.¥e5 ¥h6 28.¥xb8 ¥xd2 29.£xd2 £xb8 30.¥f3 £b5 31.b4 £f1#

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