P267 CEEFAX 267 Wed 3 Feb 21:05/03  1/7  World Chess Championship  Candidates, St John Britons John Speelman and Nigel Short and Soviet grandmaster Artur Yusupov have all won their candidates' matches. The victories qualify them for the quarter-finals of the challengers for the world title held by Gary Kasparov. Speelman, 31, crushed top American Yasser Seraiwan 4-1N Short beat Gyula Gyula Sax of Hungary 3\-1\. Lajos Portisch (Hungary) and Jan Timman (Holland) are also in the last eight. Korchnoi and Hjartarson and Spraggett and Sokolov face two-game play-offsN Chess diary BBC2 269 More
P267 CEEFAX 267 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/10  2/7  World Championship  Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Short wins 1 1 \ \ \ Sax 0 0 \ \ \ Speelman wins \ 1 1 \ 1 Seraiwan \ 0 0 \ 0 Sokolov tie \ 1 \ \ 0 \ Spraggett \ 0 \ \ 1 \ Ehlvest 0 \ 0 \ \ Yusupov wins 1 \ 1 \ \ $jmman wins \ \ \ \ \ 1 Salov \ \ \ \ \ 0 Vaganian \ \ 0 \ \ \ Portisch wins \ \ 1 \ \ \ Korchnoi tie 0 \ \ 0 1 1 Hjartarson 1 \ \ 1 0 0
P267 CEEFAX 267 Wed 3 Feb 21:01/02  3/7  Short v Sax Game One  1 e4 c5 19 Rc3 Kh8 2 Nf3 Nc6 20 b3 f5 3 d4 cxd4 21 Rh3 h6 4 Nxd4 Nf6 22 Bxe6 Qxe6 5 Nc3 e5 23 Rhd3 Rcd8 6 Ndb5 d6 24 Qe2 fxe4 7 Bg5 a6 25 Qxe4 f3 8 Na3 b5 26 Nc4 Rf4 9 Bxf6 gxf6 27 Qd5 Qg4 10 Nd5 f5 28 Rxf3 Rxf3 11 Bd3 Be6 29 Qxf3 Qxf3 12 Qh5 Bg7 30 gxf3 d5 13 0M0 f4 31 Kf1 Bf6 14 c4 bxc4 32 Nb6 d4 15 Bxc4 0M0 33 Ke2 Bg5 16 Rac1 Ne7 34 Nc4 Bf4 17 Rfd1 Rc8 35 h3 Rg8 18 Nxe7+ Qxe7 36 b4 2g2 Morf
P267 CEEFAX 267 Wed 3 Feb 21:03/17  4/7  Short v Sax Game One  37 a4 Kg7 38 b5 axb5 39 axb5 Kf6 40 b6 Ke6 41 b7 Rg8 42 Rb1 Rb8 43 Rb5 Kd7 44 Na5 Kc7 45 Kd3 Kd6 46 h4 Kc7 47 Rb2 Bh2 48 Ke4 Bf4 49 Rc2+ Kd7 50 Kd3 Bh2 51 Rc1 Bf4 52 Rg1 Kd6 53 Kc4 1-0 More
P267 CEEFAX 267 Wed 3 Feb 21:02/00  5/7  Speelman v Seraiwan Gm 1  1 Nf3 Nf6 19 d4 Nxc4 2 c4 e6 20 dxc5 Nxe3 3 Nc3 Bb4 21 fxe3 bxc5 4 Qb3 c5 22 Qxd7 Nxd7 5 a3 Ba5 23 Rab1 c4 6 g3 Nc6 24 Rb7 Nc5 7 Bg2 0M0 25 Rxa7 Bb6 8 0-0 d5 26 Ra8 Nb3 9 d3 d4 27 Rxf8+ Kxf8 10 Na4 b6 28 Re1 c3 11 Ne5 Nxe5 29 Be4 Nd2 12 Bxa8 Qe8 30 Bb7 13 Bg2 Nh5 \-\ 14 Qd1 Bd7 15 e3 Nf6 16 b3 dxe3 17 Bxe3 Bxa4 18 bxa4 Qd7 Mord
P267 CEEFAX 267 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/11  6/7  KASPAROV CRI$HBHSED  World champion Gary Kasparov has been criticised in the Soviet press for his views expressdd in his book "Child of Change"N Former Soviet chess official Viktor Baturinsky writes in Sovietsky Sport that the world champion gives the impression that his chess was obstructed not nurtured in the USSR. He also takes exception to Kasparov's references to the "Soviet chess Mafia" and its "Godfather", Anatoly Karpov Kasparov is praised for his chess, but is asked to curb his language by BaturinrkyN Mor—
P267 CEEFAX 267 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/00  7/7  BOOKS...BOOKS...BOOKS...  BENKO GAMBIT Batsford Eduard Gufeld £6.95 The latest in the competitive series features the Benko Gambit, ie 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 b5N It examines various options for the fourth move, Nf3, a4, Qc2, Nd2 where the gambit is declined and cxb a6 e3, f3, b6, Nc3, bxa where it is acceptdd. The classical 8 e4, g3 and Nd2 are al3o examinedN Gufeld, who is a leading theorist, also includes some illustrative games. Recommended for players keen on achieving longMterm queenside pressurd.