Taizhou: Ushenina Holds Game 4 and Still Loses the Match

Время публикации: 15.09.2013 20:02 | Последнее обновление: 15.09.2013 20:02

Game 4 of the world title match between Ushenina and Hou Yifan finished in a draw. Ukrainian again spent a lot of time in the opening, but after novelty 9...h5!?, she undoubtedly came up with at the board, Chinese had to come out of her preparation. Nonetheless, Hou got a slightly better endgame (Ushenina had to take on f7 with a knight not with the king on 14th move) in which she failed to find the ways to strengtherning her advantage. Objectively it wasn't easy to find any. 


27.Re2 The last chance was 27.b3! Nxa3 28.Ne3. White has a considerable compensation for the pawn: for example, 28...Nxe3 29.Rexe3 Rc7 30.c3.
27...g6 28.Nh7 Rf7 29.Ng5 Rf8 30.Nh7 Rf7 31.Ng5 Rf8 1/2

[Event "WCh Women 2013"] [Site "Taizhou CHN"] [Date "2013.09.15"] [Round "4"] [White "Hou Yifan"] [Black "Ushenina, Anna"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack"] [EventDate "2013.09.11"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. g4 h6 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. h4 h5 10. g5 Ng4 11. Bh3 Nd7 12. g6 Nde5 13. gxf7+ Qxf7 14. Qxf7+ Kxf7 15. Bg5 Bd7 16. f3 Nf6 17. O-O-O Nh7 18. Bf4 Nf6 19. Bg3 b5 20. a3 Nc4 21. f4 Ng4 22. Nf3 Ra7 23. Rd3 Be7 24. Ng5+ Ke8 25. Re1 Rf8 26. Nd1 Rb7 27. Re2 g6 28. Nh7 Rf7 29. Ng5 Rf8 30. Nh7 Rf7 31. Ng5 Rf8 1/2-1/2 

The next game will be played the day after tomorrow and accroding to regulations the reigning champion will again be black. At the moment Hou is winning the match 3-1.
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