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Mariya Muzychuk vs Hou Yifan, Game 5 and Photos: Women's World Chess Championship, Lviv 2016

The handshake before Game 5. Hou Yifan and Mariya Muzychuk
The handshake before Game 5. Hou Yifan and Mariya Muzychuk, Game 5, 8th 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) [A11]
Women's World Championship/Lviv (5) 2016

1. c4 The English Opening. c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Qa4 dxc4 6. Qxc4 e5 7. d3 Ne7 8. O-O Na6 A novelty. The usual move is 8...O-O. 9. Bd2 O-O 10. Qc1 Nf5 11. Na3 Nd4 Black has good counterplay. 12. Re1 Bg4 13. Nxd4 exd4 14. Bh6 Re8 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Qd2 Qd7 17. Nc4 f6 18. h4 Re7 19. e4 dxe3 20. Nxe3 Be6 21. d4 Rae8 22. b3 Nc7 23. Qb4 Nd5 24. Nxd5 Bxd5 25. Rxe7+ Qxe7 26. Qxe7+ Rxe7 27. Bxd5 cxd5 28. Rc1 The endgame is drawn. Kf7 29. Kf1 Ke6 30. Ke2 Kd6+ 31. Kd3 Rc7 32. Re1 Re7 33. Rc1 Rc7 1/2-1/2


Mariya Muzychuk with flowers Hou Yifan with flowers
Mariya Muzychuk and Hou Yifan, with flowers. International Women's Day, 8th March.

Hou Yifan takes the queen Mariya Muzychuk with the original chess set
Hou Yifan takes the queen and plays 5.Qa4 to defend the c4-pawn, game 5. Mariya Muzychuk with the original chess set, a rest day, 7th March 2016. Photos by Vitaliy Hrabar

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