Sunday, July 04, 2010

Master Game Final: Short vs. Miles 1980-1981

I am very impressed by the historical video materials that SearchBucket and others have been posting on YouTube, especially from British television's "Master Game" series.  The games from the "Master Game" series were played at fast time controls and required the players to comment on their thinking as they played, so they are inevitably full of errors.  But it is fascinating to listen to the players' thinking.  I especially liked the Short-Kasparov game (in three parts), where Short pulled out a lucky win after practically dropping a piece.  SearchBucket's latest effort is a reconstruction of the television broadcast of Nigel Short - Tony Miles, "Master Game" final 1980-1981 based on audio only.  As usual, there are errors by both players, but that makes it all the more interesting to watch.

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