Short vs Efimenko chess match in Mukachevo

UEP press release

Among the series of first-class matches organized by Universal Event Promotion we can
now count a match between Nigel Short and Zahar Efimenko. These two world class
chess players meet each other in the West-Ukrainian town for a classical format match of
six games.


The 44-year-old Nigel Short belongs to the greatest of his craft. He caused a stir with
numerous successes in his early years and was considered a prodigy. In the World Junior
Championship 1980 he won the silver medal behind Garry Kasparov and very soon he
became a chess grandmaster at the age of 19, the youngest in the world at that time.
After winning several tournaments and his victory against Jan Timman in the Candidates
final 1993 he got the opportunity to fight for the highest chess crown. In the match against
Garry Kasparov, which took place detached from the World Chess Federation under the
aegis of the Professional Chess Association (PCA) and can be considered as the climax
in his career, he lost against the mighty Russian 12,5 – 7,5.
Although Short temporarily disappeared from the scene after this defeat he still plays at
the highest level to this day and is always a most welcome guest especially because of
his dynamic and aggressive play. His current Elo is 2706 whereby he captures the 29th
rank in the world.


The 24-year-old Zahar Efimenko belongs to a group of young and talented Ukrainian
players. As a youngster, his biggest success was a victory in the World Junior Chess
Championship U-14 in Oropesa del Mar. In spite of some strong rivals he plays in the
national team and won the Ukrainian championship in 2006. In Germany he is known for
his engagement with the Bundesliga team of Werder Bremen. The young Ukrainian, like
Short, is known for his constant search for the initiative and for the fact that he has no fear
of big names. He is supported by the president of the Universal Event Promotion, Josef
Resch, and lives in Mukachevo. His current Elo is 2654 whereby he captures the 83rd
rank in the world.

The match between Short and Efimenko promises six high class and exciting games with
a totally open result. You can follow the games at the official website of Universal Event
Promotion. Will experience prevail against youth in this case? All the games will be
covered live and commented on by the experienced Grandmasters Mikhail Golubev and
Klaus Bischoff.

News by Mikhail Golubev


20.09.2009: 1st round 1:30 pm local time

21.09.2009: 2nd round 3:30 pm local time

22.09.2009: 3rd round 3:30 pm local time

23.09.2009: Free day

24.09.2009: 4th round 3:30 pm local time

25.09.2009: 5th round 3:30 pm local time

26.09.2009: 6th round 3:30 pm local time

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