No Chances?

Время публикации: 14.09.2013 15:55 | Последнее обновление: 14.09.2013 16:26

Hou Yifan crushes Anna Ushenina in the world title match

The 3rd match game between the reigning champion Anna Ushenina and her challenger Hou Yifan finished in Chinese player's favor.Now Hou leads 2.5-0.5. She gained both wins as black in Nimzowitsch defence; if Game 1 Ushenina got a promising position after the opening, this time there was no fight at all. If taking into account the time the challenger spent on the game it seems that Hou has a much better preparation.


17.Bxc4? A blunder. Perhaps, already 16.Qb3 wasn't the strongest choice. White should have taken on b7: 17.Qxb7 Nac5 18.Qb2 with approximately equal play. 
17...Nac3! 18.a4? The only possible way to keep up fight was 18.Bxf7+! Rxf7 19.e6, but even here after Bxe6 20.Nxe6 Qf6 Black has a big advantage.
18...Bxa4 19.Rxa4 Nxa4 The objective evaluation of the game - White's position is hopeless. There might have been some chances for the play in a practical game, but seemingly the position was well known for the Chinese. 
20.Nf5 Nac3 21.e6 Hou took time to think only in this position and eventually chose an accurate way to the victory.
21...Rxc4 22.Qxc4 b5 23.Qb3 Qd3 24.exf7+ Rxf7 0-1

[Event "WCh Women 2013"] [Site "Taizhou CHN"] [Date "2013.09.14"] [Round "3"] [White "Ushenina, Anna"] [Black "Hou Yifan"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E32"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "classical variation"] [EventDate "2013.09.11"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. e4 d5 6. e5 Ne4 7. Bd3 c5 8. Nf3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nd7 10. Bf4 Ndc5 11. O-O Bxc3 12. bxc3 Bd7 13. Be2 Na4 14. cxd5 exd5 15. c4 Rc8 16. Qb3 dxc4 17. Bxc4 Nac3 18. a4 Bxa4 19. Rxa4 Nxa4 20. Nf5 Nac3 21. e6 Rxc4 22. Qxc4 b5 23. Qb3 Qd3 24. exf7+ Rxf7 0-1 

Game 4 will be played tomorrow at 09:00 CET.
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