23 January 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a round 9 game between GM Magnus Carlsen and former World Women’s Champion GM Hou Yifan of China at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 at Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.
Chessvibes reported that Magnus Carlsen, who won as expected against the last seeded participant and tail-ender Hou Yifan, gained 8.7 rating points so far in Wijk aan Zee which would bring his already highest rating ever of 2861 to 2869.7. It's hard to believe that the world's number one is getting away from 2850 even further, into the direction of 2900...
It was a "nice surprise" for Carlsen that someone would play the Ponziani against him and indeed this was a funny opening choice by the Chinese, as Carlsen had played this very rare opening earlier in the tournament, against Harikrishna. Here's the game, and below it Carlsen's explanation: