Short Defeats Efimenko

Short Defeats Efimenko

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England's evergreen #1 ranked player, 44 year-old Nigel Short (pictured) has won his match against Ukrainian talent Zahar Efimenko in Mukachevo.

Efimenko upset Short in fine style to win with the black pieces in the first game, but Short struck back in game two, using a defence he had never played before!  "Who says old dogs can't learn new tricks?" said Short! *

After tense draws in the following two games, Short took the lead with a win in game five and drew game six to take the match 3.2-2.5.

The match was organised by Universal Event Promotions.

Short and Efimenko prepare to do battle (picture from the official site)

* Quoted by Mig at the Daily Dirt.

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