Nigel Short, age 44, and back to the top !

  • #1

    Nigel Short, at age 44, having had an amazing Staunton Memorial, is back to being Britain's highest rated Grandmaster, with a rating of over 2700.

    Congratulations to him, and the rest of us oldies take heart !!

  • #2

    I think Nigel Short has always been the best, Michael Adams has never been in his league IMO (I know elo ratings say different).

  • #3

    I think this is the first time he's been over 2700 since 2004.

  • #4

    And he certainly deserves to be . He is a top 20 player at least.

  • #5

    He promotes chess quite well even though he's a bit controversial at times.  With Michael Adams, he stays well under the radar.  Very few people have heard of Adams considering he's been Britain's number 1 for years.  I'd certainly never heard of him when I started to get interested in chess.

  • #6

    Quite a few non-chess players in Britain have heard of Short just because his WC match with Kasparov was well covered at the time, and was televised on C4.

  • #7

    Nigel Short has always exuded class.

  • #8

    Yes Chessoholicalien, and now more than ever.

  • #9

    See Short beat Karpov in 28 moves here:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1068950

    See Short beat Karpov in 36 moves here:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1068949

  • #10

    "I played like God" was Short's comment after that second game v Karpov. 

    As always controversial, but highly entertaining.

  • #11

    Short was always a good defender good move after good move what i think now is he is a bit better attacker hense his rating rize

  • #12

    He is also now the oldest GM over 2700 being born in 1965.  I think Gelfand is next, born in 1968.  Anand and Ivanchuk were born in 1969.

  • #13

    Karpov has a big plus score against Short, in spite of losing the match they played. What is Short's peak rating ? 

  • #14
    Knightsight wrote:

    "I played like God" was Short's comment after that second game v Karpov. 

    As always controversial, but highly entertaining.


     Nah.  God plays like Short.Innocent

  • #15

    Short's peak rating is 2712.

  • #16
    Reb wrote:

    Karpov has a big plus score against Short, in spite of losing the match they played. What is Short's peak rating ? 


    According to Wikipedia it was 2712, reached in April 2004.

  • #17

    As opposed to Karpov's peak of 2780, reached July 1994 (presumably after his brilliant performance at Linares).

  • #18

    Interestingly, his current FIDE rank, 44, is also his age.

  • #19

    His current live rating is 2705, so not far off his all time peak.

  • #20

    I don't think anybody is saying that short has a better record than karpov.

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