17 September 2011, Kuala Lumpur - in Shenzhen, Hou Yifan (pix above) leads with six points after 8 rounds. The official website of the tournament reported that in the 8th round of Women’s FIDE Grand Prix four games were scored. After 3,5 hours 5 outmatches were finished, although the last game between Elina Danielian and Munguntuul Bathhuyag took all audience. After five and half hours of playing Armenian Elina Danielian managed to win. Hou Yifan defeated Viktorija Cmilyte while another leader Ruan Lufey lost the game against her compatriot Zhao Xue. Ju Wenjun was stronger in the game against Betul Yildiz. Two other games Zhu Chen – Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Anna Muzychuk – Tam Zhongyi were drawn. After 8 rounds World Champion Hou Yifan became a sole leader half a point ahead of another Chinese player Zhao Xue, placed second. Anna Muzychuk and Ruan Lufei share the third place. Tomorrow there will be the second rest day and all players will go to visit different schools in Shenzhen. The 9th round will start at 3 p.m. local time on 17th of September.
Hou Yifan -Viktorija Cmilyte 1-0
Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation happened in the game. Black decided to sacrifice a pawn in the opening but didn’t manage to get enough compensation. After Rfc8 Black lost a material and could not defend their position.
Viktorija Cmilyte: Well I made a mistake in the opening and Hou Yifan didn’t really give me a chance to survive. After b5 g5 I’m just a pawn down but Rc8 loses three pawns. Instead of b5 there were many other normal moves, it’s a theoretical position.
Hou Yifan: b5 is a really interesting idea and maybe Black can have some compensation. After we changed Queens I’m not sure if Black got enough compensation or not. Probably White have slightly better position. Of course Rfc8 is a huge mistake.
[Event "FIDE Women Grand Prix Shenzhen2011"]
[Site "Shen Zhen,China"]
[White "Hou Yifan"]
[Black "Cmilyte Viktorija"]
1. e2-e4 c7-c5 2. Ng1-f3 d7-d6 3. d2-d4 c5xd4 4. Nf3xd4 Ng8-f6 5. Nb1-c3 g7-g6
6. Bc1-e3 Bf8-g7 7. f2-f3 O-O 8. Qd1-d2 Nb8-c6 9. g2-g4 Bc8-e6 10. O-O-O Nc6xd4
11. Be3xd4 Qd8-a5 12. a2-a3 b7-b5 13. g4-g5 Nf6-d7 14. Nc3xb5 Qa5xd2 15. Rd1xd2
Rf8-c8 16. Nb5xa7 Bg7xd4 17. Na7xc8 Bd4-e3 18. Nc8xe7 Kg8-f8 19. Ne7-d5 Be6xd5
20. e4xd5 Nd7-e5 21. Bf1-e2 Ra8-a4 22. c2-c3 Be3xg5 23. Kc1-c2 Bg5xd2 24.
Kc2xd2 Kf8-e7 25. Rh1-a1 Ra4-h4 26. a3-a4 Ke7-d7 27. a4-a5 Kd7-c7 28. a5-a6
Kc7-b8 29. a6-a7 Kb8-a8 30. b2-b4 Rh4xh2 31. Kd2-e3 f7-f5 32. Be2-b5 f5-f4 33.
Ke3xf4 g6-g5 34. Kf4-g3 Rh2-b2 35. Ra1-a3 h7-h5 36. Bb5-c6 Ne5xc6 37. d5xc6
h5-h4 38. Kg3-h3 Rb2-f2 39. b4-b5 Rf2xf3 40. Kh3-g4 1-0
Pictures from official website shenzhen2011.FIDE.com.