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Nigel Short

Nigel Short (born June 1, 1965) is an English chess player. In 1993 he played Garry Kasparov for the Professional Chess Association[?] World Chess Championship, losing 12.5 - 7.5. He had won matches again former world champion Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman on his way to meeting Kasparov.

One of Short's best tournament results came at the Amsterdam VSB tournament in 1991 when he tied for first place with Valery Salov[?] ahead of both Kasparov and Karpov. In April 2003 he won the Hunguest Hotels Super Chess Tournament held in Budapest ahead of Boris Gelfand[?], Judit Polgar and Peter Leko[?] among others (Polgar and Leko were in the world's top ten at the time).

In the April 2003 FIDE rating list, Short was ranked number 18 in the world, with a grade of 2686.

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