Chinese Regained the Title

Время публикации: 21.09.2013 20:26 | Последнее обновление: 22.09.2013 03:22

After 9.5 months the title is back to Hou Yifan

According to the rules the women's world champions can change every year through competitions with different formats. Anna Ushenina won the knock-out championship in December 2012 and more than nine months after Hou Yifan regained the title by defeating Anna in a match.

The Chinese needed overall seven classical games (one game less than in the match against Humpy Koneru).  

The 7th match game was moved to another hall as the main one was reserved for the wedding ceremony long before it was known the match would be held in China. Both players made mistakes during the game, however, Anna blundered more frequently and eventually gave away the title winning not a single game throughout the whole match.

[Event "WCh Women 2013"] [Site "Taizhou CHN"] [Date "2013.09.20"] [Round "7"] [White "Hou Yifan"] [Black "Ushenina, Anna"] [Result "1-0"] [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 Nbd7 7. Be2 e6 8. g4 h6 9. f4 g5 10. f5 Ne5 11. h3 b5 12. a3 Qe7 13. fxe6 fxe6 14. Nf3 Nfd7 15. Qd2 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 Ne5 17. Be2 Bg7 18. O-O-O Nf7 19. Bd4 Be5 20. Bxe5 dxe5 21. h4 gxh4 22. Qe1 Ra7 23. Rxh4 Rd7 24. Rh5 Rg8 25. Kb1 Qc5 26. Rh3 Qb6 27. Qh4 Rxd1+ 28. Nxd1 Bb7 29. Rc3 Qd8 30. Qf2 Qd4 31. Qf6 Qd6 32. Nf2 Kf8 33. Rf3 Rg7 34. Qxh6 Kg8 35. Qf6 Bc6 36. Rd3 Qc5 37. g5 Nxg5 38. Ng4 Nf7 39. Qxe6 Qg1+ 40. Rd1 1-0 

Information on the match

The next battle for the title will be in the knock-out competition in 2014.

Photo by Anastasia Karlovic,


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