Creo que en Liverpool tampoco quedó claro.
As far as the chess is concerned, all eyes were
on the top board clash between McShane and Short. The latter selected the
rarely-played Deferred Steinitz Defence to the Lopez, which clearly surprised
McShane. He did not react well, his 8 h3 and 9 gxf3 looking very suspicious. Black
soon stood better, and his piece sacrifice netted three pawns, with a powerful
initiative. Unfortunately for Short, he then began to lose the thread in the
endgame, and eventually agreed a draw in a position which was still highly promising.