Chess Training Session with Grandmaster Nigel Short

ChessExcellence has the wonderful opportunity to host Grandmaster Nigel Short for and exclusive two day training session.

Nigel Short training

Nigel Short is most famous for playing Garry Kasparov in a match for the chess world title in 1993. Besides being a highly successful professional chess player Nigel is also a highly respected chess coach who has worked with some of the best young GMs.

The 1993 Times World Chess Championship
The 1993 Times World Chess Championship

GM Short will be giving invaluable insights into the challenges of a sporting professional and the application required to be a success at any form of competition. The insights and knowledge of a competitor who has reached the pinnacle of his chosen profession will be a special lesson for anyone.

This event is a once in lifetime opportunity to meet and interact with one of Chess histories strongest players. These sessions will be invaluable to any junior or senior players serious about improvement.

Background of Grandmaster Nigel Short

Nigel Short current rating is 2683 and his highest ever rating is 2714. Nigel Short is most famous for playing Garry Kasparov in a match for the chess world title in 1993. Besides being a highly successful professional chess player Nigel is also a highly respected chess coach and columnist. As part of Grand Master Short’s accomplishments he was made an Honorary Fellow of the then Bolton Institute of Higher Education in 1993 and was admitted to the Honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Bolton in 2010. In 1999 he was appointed MBE, in recognition of his chess accomplishments. Along with maintaining his successful tournament schedule Nigel is also a popular columnist for the Sunday telegraph and financial times.

The sessions that we will be holding with Grandmaster Short will involve a simultaneous display, with up to 20 players playing against GM short at once.

Clock Simultaneous with Nigel Short
Clock Simultaneous with Nigel Short

GM Short will also be giving training sessions based upon his careers and history of success and failures. GM Short will be giving invaluable insights into the challenges of a sporting professional and the application required to be a success at any form of competition. The insights and knowledge of a competitor who has reached the pinnacle of his chosen profession will be a special lesson for anyone. Nigel is still a highly successful tournament player after more than 30 years of top level competition, winning the Thailand open just last month.

Nigel has also worked as a trainer to some of the top young Grandmasters of today. He has individually coached Pendyala Harikrishna, Sergey Karjakin, David Howell and Parimarjan Negi. All of which are now over 2700 themselves.

For more information on the training, please download the bronchure – GM-Short-training-sessions-programme.pdf

Bruce Mubayiwa

I am the founder and editor of Africa Chess Net. I have been playing chess for over 25 years and love writing about the game. Our goal is simple, to get more people playing chess in Africa! The game of chess is not only absorbing but a great deal of fun.

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