The Indian chess team has been performing way above their seeding at the Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012. An interesting Round 5 match witnessed India take on England. On Board 3 were Asian Chess Champion Parimarjan Negi and his former teacher the stalwart GM Nigel Short. The match was not only important because of the teams’ overall results, but also because Short coached Negi for a long time in Greece during the beginning of the latter’s career. So, here was Master versus Pupil and both teams were depending upon the game. You can read the full round 5 report from the Istanbul Chess Olympiad on Chess Blog. Enjoy the fireworks and watch how to battle back from disaster in a chess game!


Negi, Parimarjan (2664) – Short, Nigel (2698)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: 0:00.47-0:03.44
Date: 2012.09.01
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