Nigel Short is a Chess Grandmaster from England with over a 2500 Elo rating from FIDE, making him one of the best English Chess players in history.
Last Updated: July 20, 2022
Name: Nigel David Short
Born: June 1, 1965
Place of birth: Leigh, England
World ranking: 160
Nigel Short was born on June 1st, 1965 in England. By the young age of five, he knew how to play chess. Growing up while he was still in school, he was a member of the Atherton chess club which was founded by his father. At the age of seven, he got rejected for being too young to join the Bolton chess club. He became famous for the first time at the age of 10 when he defeated Viktor.
Short earned his grandmaster title at the early age of 19. where FIDE ranked him third. For more information on ratings, see the step-by-step guide on how to get a FIDE rating. Nigel played against Garry Kasparov in a world chess championship becoming the first English player to ever play the championships.
Nigel became famous for the first time at the age of 10 when he defeated Viktor Korchnoi in a simultaneous display. The next year he was named the youngest participant in the British championship. at the early age of 14, he was the youngest international master in British history. He ranked third for 18 months. In the year 1979 short came in first at the World U16 youth championship that was held in Bretford.
He continued to participate in the junior championship from the 1980s. In 1980 he placed second to Garry Kasparov, 1983 was the first time he entered the top 100 worldwide. Later that year exited the list briefly in July after having lost some tournaments.
In the year 1977, he participated in the British chess championship where he was the youngest ever player in the world. When he was fourteen, he tied first place with Robert Bellin and john Nunn in the British championship.
Short won the title of Grandmaster in the year 1984 at the age of 19 after he won the British chess championship. He represented England in 17 consecutive Olympiads between 1984 to 2016. he won silver medals in Thessaloniki in the Chess Olympiads in 1984.
In 1986 he went to in Dubai and took home gold medals for being the best-performed individual on board. Earlier in his days 1980 he took a team bronze, and led England to the fourth finish victory in 1994 and 1996.
He then became a member of the English team in the world championships in 1985.in year 2006 he was the Commonwealth champion in Mumbai where he graciously won the 2000 EU individual open chess championship.in Ottawa 2013 he won the Canadian open chess championship.
Short later on qualified to play at Biel International where he placed first alongside Jonathan Speelman Subsequently the following year, he became number four at becoming Britain’s ever candidate. In January 2013 shorted led the board at Gibraltar.
Another achievement of his in his late years was getting appointed as a (FIDE) vice-president in the year 2018. he qualified to play at Biel Internazionale where he placed first alongside Jonathan Speelman. in the European zonal. Subsequently the following year he became number four at becoming Britain’s ever candidate. In 2014 he returned after being in the world’s top 100. He also won the Isle of Man masters that year with a clear point ahead of his strong opponent. Short had his highest ratings in 2004.
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