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Hou Yifan vs Mariya Muzychuk, Game 2: Women's World Chess Championship, Lviv 2016


Hou, Yifan (2673) - Muzychuk, Mariya (2554) [C83]
Women's World Championship/Lviv (2) 2016

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 The Spanish Game. a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 The Open Variation. 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Be3 Be7 10. c3 O-O 11. Nbd2 Qd7 12. Bc2 Nxd2 13. Qxd2 Bg4 14. Bf4! A strong move. Bxf3 15. gxf3 White has two bishops. Rad8 A novelty. In the game Nyman S. - Lilloni L., ITA corr 1972 Black played 15...Nd8. 16. Rfd1 16.Bg3 is better, with a slight or small edge to White. Qe6 17. Qe3 Rd7? A mistake. 17...Na5! is better, with good counterplay. If 18.b3?! then 18...c5 19.Bg3 Nc6 20.f4 f5, and Black has a small advantage. 18. Bg3! Hou Yifan obtains a small advantage, with the idea of f3-f4-f5 with the initiative on the kingside. g6 19. a4 Nd8 20. axb5 axb5 21. f4! f6 22. exf6 Qxf6 23. Qe2 c6 24. Qg4 Rb7 25. f5! White attacks! Bd6 26. Ra6 26.Rf1 is more precise, with a clear edge to White. Rg7! The only move! 27. fxg6 Bc5? A mistake in time trouble. 27...Bxg3 is correct, 28.Qxg3 Qe6, and Black can fight for a draw. 28. Kg2 hxg6 29. Rxd5! The decisive shot, and White wins. Bxf2 30. Bb3 Ne6 31. Rd6 Bc5 32. Qxe6+ 1-0

Women's World Chess Championship 2016 match Mariya Muzychuk vs Hou Yifan


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