Friday, 3 February 2012

Short wins Gibraltar 2012

Nigel Short has won the 2012 Gibraltar International, after defeating Womens World Champion Hou Yifan in a 2 game playoff. The finished on 8/10, after Short won his last round game to catch Yifan, who only drew with Mamedyarov. In the playoff match, Yifan failed to take advantage of a Short miscalculation in the first game and lost. The second game ended in a draw, giving Short the title. Both players had a TPR of over 2800, as did Michael Adams who finished on 7.5 Slightly further down was Swedish GM Emmanuel Berg who finished on 7.0. He got there with a nice win in the final round, which included a queen sacrifice for a mating attack.
Berg,Emanuel (2550) - Vachier Lagrave,Maxime (2699) [B96]
Gibraltar Open Caleta ENG (10.11), 02.02.2012

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