Saturday, November 26, 2005

Short Duct Tape

British GM Nigel Short, who is on tour in New Zealand, took on some 30 challengers the other day and won 28, drawing 2. One of those who manage to tie down the former world-title challenger is Hilton Bennett. For those who don't know, Mr Bennett is a frequent visitor to Aussie shores, having played in a number of Aussie Opens and Doeberls.

One of the simul challengers, Hugh Forlong-Ford, described the experience against Short like this:

In one sense it was excellent because . . . you got the chance to take the stage with someone who's right up there, and we don't often get the chance to see such quality at work. But at the same time it was one of the most frustrating experiences of my life. He just bound me up in duct tape. Pin after pin after pin.

I wonder if Mr Short has any plans to make a quick stopover in Australia. More from Stuff.

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