Taizhou: Challenger Wins Game 1

Время публикации: 11.09.2013 20:29 | Последнее обновление: 12.09.2013 16:39

The 1st world title match game between Ushenina and Hou finished in Chinese player's favor.

The reigning champion managed to get an advantage after the opening, but she spent too much time. Closer to the end of the game this factor turned out to be decisive: the Chinese took maximum of her opponent's mistakes. 

USHENINA - HOU YIFAN

Anna could win back the sacrificed pawn and maintain initiative: 26.Nxb5 Qxb5 27.Nxe7+ she preferred
26.Nxe7+?! Qxe7 27.Nd5 Nxd5 28.exd5 Bg4 29.Rd2 f5.
White is already not better, but while the black knight is on b7 and is out of play Black hardly has any initiative. When Hou Yifan moved her worse piece on g5, White could already resign.

Game 2 will be played tomorrow at 09:00 CET.
Information on the match

[Event "WCh Women 2013"] [Site "Taizhou CHN"] [Date "2013.09.11"] [Round "1.1"] [White "Ushenina, Anna"] [Black "Hou Yifan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E32"] [Annotator "Doe,John"] [PlyCount "82"] [EventDate "2013.09.11"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Nf3 c5 6. dxc5 Na6 7. g3 Nxc5 8. Bg2 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Nb5 Be4 11. Qd1 Nb7 12. a3 Be7 13. Bf4 d6 14. Rc1 h6 15. b4 a6 16. Nc3 Bc6 17. Qb3 Rc8 18. Rfd1 Qe8 19. Qb1 e5 20. Bd2 b5 21. cxb5 axb5 22. e4 Ra8 23. Nh4 Rxa3 24. Nf5 Bd7 25. Be3 Be6 26. Nxe7+ Qxe7 27. Nd5 Nxd5 28. exd5 Bg4 29. Rd2 f5 30. Rdc2 f4 31. Rc7 Qf6 32. Bb6 Nd8 33. Qb2 Rd3 34. Qc2 Bf5 35. Qa2 Nf7 36. Bf1 Ng5 37. Ra7 fxg3 38. hxg3 Nf3+ 39. Kh1 Qg6 40. Bxd3 Qh5+ 41. Kg2 Bh3+ 0-1 


  


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