Gibraltar: Short Wins First Playoff Game Against Hou Yifan

Время публикации: 02.02.2012 20:55 | Последнее обновление: 02.02.2012 21:51

The former world title challenger Nigel short won the first playoff game against the reigning women's world champion Hou Yifan. The winner of the Gibraltar festival will pocket 20 thousand pounds sterling. 


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