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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Women's chess masters in China R5: Hou Yifan leads

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Hi everyone,

The hottest chess action this week is happening not just at the US National Chess Championships and the Russian Team Championships but also at the first women's chess masters event tucked away in the nice town of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, in China. The event is being held from April 16 to April 24 (free day on April 21).

Ten top Chinese women grandmasters, including Women's World Champion Hou Yifan, are participating. The event is a round robin with time controls of 90 minutes for the entire game plus a 30 second increment for each move. Draw offers are only allowed with the permission of the chief arbiter and will only be granted in theoretically drawn positions. You can access the official website here if you're cool with some Chinese.

In solid form: GM Hou Yifan

The news after five rounds is that Hou Yifan is in sole lead after a nice win over Ju Wenjun. She leads with four out of five rounds. Closely following her are fourth seed WGM Shen Yang and ninth seed WGM Gu Xiaobing with 3.5 points each.

Here are some nice games. Enjoy.

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