It’s the silly season …

Neil has continued to squirrel away vaguely memorable British games and this one, while it doesn’t make the cut for his collection of them, offers a little gentle amusement for Christmas. (And possibly the reflection that anyone who annoys Nigel Short can’t be all bad? – NH).

Most of us have experience of the “bitter-ender”, the player who refuses to resign even though a Queen or so to the bad. This game of Nigel Short’s shows that sometimes an opponent who resigns too soon can be even more irritating…

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