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Mariya Muzychuk vs Hou Yifan, Game 4 and Photos: Women's World Chess Championship, Lviv 2016

At the press conference, after game 4. Mariya Muzychuk against Hou Yifan. Photos by Vitaliy Hrabar
At the press conference, after game 4. Mariya Muzychuk against Hou Yifan, Game 4, 6th March 2016, Potocki Palace, Women's World Chess Championship, Lviv 2016. Photos by Vitaliy Hrabar









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Hou, Yifan (2673) - Muzychuk, Mariya (2554) [C83]
Women's World Championship/Lviv (4) 2016

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 The Spanish Game. a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 Again the Open Variation as in game 2. 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Now Yifan prefers 9.c3 (she played 9.Be3 in game 2). Be7 10. Bc2 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. g4 Bg6 13. Nd4 Nxd4! A good novelty. In the game Caruana - Wei Yi, Wijk aan Zee 2016 Black played 13...Qd7. 14. cxd4 h5 15. f3 Ng3 A sharp fight! 16. Rf2 hxg4 17. Bxg6 Rxh3! Mariya sacrifices the light-squared bishop! 18. Qc2! Bc5! Mariya sacrifices another bishop, the dark-squared bishop! Excellent home opening preparation. 19. Qxc5 Yifan also plays well. Rh1+ 20. Kg2 I used such perpetual vs. Molnar in 1991. Rh2+ 21. Kg1 A draw by perpetual check. A spectacular game! Rh1+ 1/2-1/2


Hou Yifan Mariya Muzychuk
Hou Yifan and Mariya Muzychuk, Game 4.

Hou Yifan and Mariya Muzychuk after Game 4: cheerful smiles!
Hou Yifan and Mariya Muzychuk after Game 4: cheerful smiles!

Anastasiya Karlovich, Hou Yifan and Mariya Muzychuk after Game 4 at the press conference. Photos by Vitaliy Hrabar
Anastasiya Karlovich, Hou Yifan and Mariya Muzychuk after Game 4 at the press conference. Photos by Vitaliy Hrabar

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