Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Koneru, Hou Won In 4th Round, WWCC 2010

14 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur – At the Women’s World Chess Championship 2010 in Hatay, Turkey, GM Koneru Humpy of India and GM Hou Yifan of China won decisively in their respective games of round 4-1.

Kateryna Lahno and Hou Yifan GM Koneru Humpy vs Ju Wenjun

(top pictures courtesy of wwcc2010.tsf.org.tr)

Both Ruan-Harika and Zhao-Skripchenko games ended in draws.



In the fourth round, first game between GM Lahno of Ukraine and GM Hou Yifan of China, white (Lahno) found itself two pawns and a piece down at the end. White’s c pawn queening square is being blocked by black’s bishop on c8. Black has an overwhelming material advantage with four connected pawns.

Here is the game viewer below, the Sicilian [B22] opening transpired during the game.

* Official website : http://wwcc2010.tsf.org.tr/

* Susan Polgar's blog or click here.

* fireyrook's blog or click here.
* chess-in-malaysia's blog or click here.

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