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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Women's World Chess Championship 2011 R2: Yifan, Koneru draw second game

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Hi everyone,

The second game in the Women's World Chess Championship 2011 on in Tirana, Albania, between Hou Yifan and Koneru Humpy ended in a draw also.

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match between the current World Champion Hou Yifan of China and her challenger, Koneru Humpy of India, is being staged from November 14 to 30. The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. The prize fund is 200,000 Euro, with 60% going to the winner.

Game 2 Press conference

Photo: Anastasiya Karlovich/Fide

Here is the second game and you can access the official website at this link.

After two games the score is equal (1-1). On the 16th of November the players have a rest day. The organizers have organized an excursion to the beautiful Albanian mountains.

In the third game (November, 17th, 3pm local time) Humpy Koneru will have white pieces.

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