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Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan

by Boris Schipkov

Hou Yifan. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich The Women's World Chess Championship 2013 match Anna Ushenina versus Hou Yifan took place in Taizhou (China) 10th-23rd September. Anna Ushenina - Hou Yifan 1.5-5.5. Hou Yifan of China is the Women's World Chess Champion again. Ten games were planned, but Hou Yifan got 5.5 points in seven games, therefore the match ended after seven games. The winner of the match is the first player to reach 5.5 out of 10 scores.
Women's World Chess 2013 Match Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan, Taizhou 2013. Closing Ceremony
Game 7: Hou-Ushenina 1-0. The Sicilian Defence. Yifan had a small advantage due to the better pawn structure. After 31.Qf6! and 37.g5! she got a powerful attack on the black king and won the game and the match.
Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan, Taizhou 2013: Game 7 and Photos - Hou Yifan wins the title -
Game 6: Ushenina-Hou 0-1. The Queen's Indian Defence. Yifan had good counterplay, and after White's mistake 33.Bd4 she won with the strong 33...c3!. Correct was 33.Qb4 with equality.
Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan, Taizhou 2013: Game 6 and Photos
Game 5: Hou-Ushenina 1/2. The Sicilian Defence. Anna had good counterplay.
Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan, Taizhou 2013: Game 5 and Photos - Temples in Taizhou -
Game 4: Hou-Ushenina 1/2. The Sicilian Defence. Yifan had a small edge in the endgame, a draw.
Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan, Taizhou 2013: Game 4 and Photos
Game 3: Ushenina-Hou 0-1. The Nimzo-Indian Defence. Anna made an error, 17.Bxc4?, and Yifan won the exchange.
Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan, Taizhou 2013: Game 3 and Photos
Game 2: Hou-Ushenina 1/2. The Sicilian Defence. With counterplay.
Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan, Taizhou 2013: Game 2 and Photos - Stars -
Game 1: Ushenina-Hou 0-1. The Nimzo-Indian Defence. Anna had a space advantage in the opening. But in the middlegame Yifan got a strong attack on White's king.
Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan, Taizhou 2013: Game 1 and Photos
Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match Anna Ushenina versus Hou Yifan, Taizhou 2013. Opening Ceremony and Technical meeting
Before the match: Women's World Chess Champion Anna Ushenina of Ukraine, Challenger Hou Yifan of China (Ex World Champion).
All Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Anna Ushenina vs Hou Yifan
Games (7, pgn)
Hou Yifan. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich.
Site: http://taizhou2013.fide.com/

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