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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Women's World Chess Championship 2013: Game 2: Hou Yifan - Anna Ushenina - 1/2-1/2

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Hi everyone, 

The second game of the Women’s World championship match finished in a draw after 33 moves and 2,5 hours of play. Anna Ushenina held her ground as Black.

Hou Yifan had white pieces and decided to play differently as compared to the previous games against Anna Ushenina’s Sicilian. Soon Sveshnikov variation appeared on the board and the challenger didn’t manage to get any edge out of the opening. 

After many exchanges the game was converted into the drawish ending. After 2 games the score is 1, 5:0,5 in favor of Hou Yifan. On the 13th of September the players have a rest day. You can replay the game with Chess King.

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  • At September 12, 2013 at 12:05 PM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, NZ said...

    I would say a strong show by the girls. Anna Ushenina did well to hold Hou Yifan but the first game could be the deciding factor in the world chess championship. The pressure is on Anna to win.

  • At September 13, 2013 at 11:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    China could celebrate their chess there is no Russian in the fray ;)


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