Monday, January 31, 2011

Nigel Comes Up Short

Nigel Short broke his 5 game winning streak yesterday with a loss against Vassily Ivanchuk. The result leaves Nigel 1/2 point off the pace set by Ivanchuk at 5.5/6. In today's 7th round, both players earned draws leaving Ivanchuck in the lead, but putting Short just behind in the pack for second with 5 other players. The 2011 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will go 3 more rounds, ending on Thursday.

Ten American players are making a showing at the tournament. Ray Robson turned in this win for the USA in round 6.

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