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Mariya Muzychuk vs Hou Yifan, Game 3 and Photos: Women's World Chess Championship, Lviv 2016

Mariya Muzychuk against Hou Yifan, Game 3, Women's World Chess Championship
Mariya Muzychuk against Hou Yifan, Game 3, 5th March 2016, Potocki Palace, Women's World Chess Championship, Lviv 2016. Photos by Vitaliy Hrabar


Muzychuk, Mariya (2554) - Hou, Yifan (2673) [E08]
Women's World Championship/Lviv (3) 2016

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 The Catalan Opening. 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Rd1 b6 10. Bf4 Ba6 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. Ne5 Rc8 13. Nc6 Bb5 14. Nxe7+ Qxe7 15. Nc3 Nh5 16. Be3 Nhf6 17. a4 A novelty. In the game Wen Yang - Yu Yangyi, CHN-chT 2014 White played 17.Qd2. Bc4 18. a5 bxa5 19. Rxa5 Qb4 20. Rda1 White has a slight advantage thanks to two bishops and two strong rooks. Rb8 21. Rxa7 Qxb2 22. Qxb2 Rxb2 23. Bf3 h6 24. h4 Rc8 25. Bf4 White could try 25.g4!? to seize space on the kingside. Rc2 26. R7a3 h5 27. Kg2 Kh7 28. Rc1 Rxc1 29. Bxc1 e5! Black equalizes. 30. dxe5 Nxe5 31. Be3 Nxf3 32. Kxf3 Ne4 33. Nxe4 dxe4+ 34. Kxe4 Bxe2 35. Ra5 f6 36. Rc5 Rxc5 1/2-1/2

Mariya Muzychuk thinks, Women's World Chess Championship Hou Yifan thinks. Game 3
Mariya Muzychuk thinks. Hou Yifan thinks. Game 3.

A press centre, game 3. Women's World Chess Championship
A press centre, game 3. Photos by Vitaliy Hrabar


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