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|Betul Yildiz on an important day in her chess career.|
It's not every day that you get to beat a world chess champion - particularly with the Black pieces! Turkey's WGM Betul Yildiz (2333) is the last seed at the Kazan Women's Chess Grand Prix. Reigning women's world chess champion Hou Yifan (2623). Fireworks happened in Round 2.
The Chinese player sacrificed a piece in a very complicated position and missed a winning variation in time trouble. But, that's the beauty and excitement of chess. Who says women's chess is not powerful enough? Look at the position on the left and think awhile how you would play it. Look at the full game in our Chess King applet.
[...] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O ¥c5 6.c3 b5 7.¥c2 d5 8.exd5 £xd5 9.d4 exd4 10.¥g5 ¥g4 11.¥xf6 ¥xf3 12.¦e1+ ¢f8 13.¥b3 £e4 14.¥xg7+ ¢xg7 15.gxf3 £f5 16.¤d2 dxc3 17.bxc3 ¦ad8 18.¢h1 £f4 19.¦e4 £xd2 20.£g1+ ¢f8 21.£g4 £d6 22.£h5 ¦d7 23.¦ae1 ¥xf2 24.¦d1 £g6 25.£xg6 ¦xd1+ 26.¥xd1 hxg6 27.¥b3 ¥c5 28.¢g2 ¥d6 29.h3 ¦h5 30.a4 ¦e5 31.¦h4 ¦e2+ 32.¢f1 ¦e3 33.axb5 axb5 34.¥d5 ¤e7
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Labels: betul yildiz, Chess King, Hou Yifan, kazan chess