I Witness: The Most Amazing Games I've Ever Seen

I Witness: The Most Amazing Games I've Ever Seen

What are the most amazing games that GM Nigel Short has ever seen?

GM Nigel Short has won tournaments on six continents and has seen as much amazing chess as anyone. He brings you the greatest games that he's ever witnessed in person.

  • Witness a firsthand account of what it's like to nearly defeat Kasparov with a series of amazing sacrifices.
  • What astounding sacrifice did former world champion, Mikhail Tal, play to defeat GM Johann Hjartarson? 
  • How did a young Kasparov take down Viktor Korchnoi in an Olympiad?
  • See how Vladimir Kramnik sacrificed to defeat Kasparov in an amazing rapid game.
  • Learn how a top GM like Artur Jussupow plays when he needs to win with black.
Tal's Squeeze And Sacrifice: I Witness

Tal's Squeeze And Sacrifice: I Witness

GM Nigel Short begins his overview of the greatest games he's seen in person with a brilliancy by former world champion Mikhail Tal.
19 min
5 Challenges
Young Kasparov's Tactical Wizardry: I Witness

Young Kasparov's Tactical Wizardry: I Witness

In 1982 Garry Kasparov was a young prodigy and Viktor Korchnoi was a two-time candidate for the world title. When they met in the Chess Olympiad the battle did not disappoint.
22 min
5 Challenges
Kramnik's Killer Pawns: I Witness

Kramnik's Killer Pawns: I Witness

It was nearly impossible to defeat Garry Kasparov in the 1990s, but GM Short witnessed Vladimir Kramnik pull it off in style in this amazing, sacrificial game.
15 min
5 Challenges
Jussupow Wins On Demand: I Witness

Jussupow Wins On Demand: I Witness

GM Nigel Short demonstrates an amazing game between GMs Artur Jussupow and Vasyl Ivanchuk. Needing to win with black, Jussupow sacrificed heavy material to aim for checkmate at all costs.
19 min
5 Challenges
Attacking Kasparov: I Witness

Attacking Kasparov: I Witness

In 1993, Nigel Short faced Garry Kasparov in a world championship match. He didn't win the match but frequently achieved strong attacking positions, including in this amazingly complicated game.
20 min
5 Challenges

I Witness: The Most Amazing Games I've Ever Seen

Master Games
5 Lessons
95 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released April 5, 2022
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