Lopota: Hou Yifan Is Half a Point Ahead of Nana Dzagnidze, Faces Her in Next Round

Время публикации: 25.06.2014 22:34 | Последнее обновление: 25.06.2014 22:34

In Round 6 of the Women's Grand Prix Hou Yifan gained an important win over her compatriot Ju Wenjun.  

HOU YIFAN - JU WENJUN

Black could have played 9...g6!? with approximately equal chances. Instead Black went on a risky play: 9...f5?! 10. Qc4 Ne5 11. Qd5 Bc6 12. Qxe5 Bxh1 (white has more than enough strategic advantages) 13. Be2!? Qd6 14. Qxd6 exd6 15. f3 d5 16. Be3 d4 17. Bxd4 O-O-O 18. Bxa7

Advantage which eventually White converted successfully. 

Now the world champion has 5.5 points out of 6. 

Still Hou Yifan has only half a point advantage against her nearest rival Nana Dzagnidze who defeated another Chinese Zhao Xue in today's round. 

In other encounters noteworthy is Koneru's novelty in the game against Harika. 

KONERU - HARIKA

The position is definitely not rare, but Humpy introduced a new continuation. 15.Bd3!?. Now Black has to make an important choice. Interesting is15...Ng4!?. In any case, Harika's choice in the game wasn't successful, after 15...Nh5?! 16. O-O Be5 17. Qc5 Qh4 18. g3 Qf6 19. Qe3 White has a clear advantage.

The key encounter between Hou Yifan and Dzagnidze will be held on June 26. 

Watch all games of the sixth round in which only one game ended in a draw.

[Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.06.25"] [Round "6"] [White "Stefanova,A"] [Black "Danielian,E"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2488"] [BlackElo "2460"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "D45"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3 b6 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Bb7 10. Bb2 Rc8 11. e4 dxe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Qxe4 Qe7 14. Rfe1 Nf6 15. Qc2 Bb4 16. Red1 Bd6 17. Re1 Bb4 18. Red1 Bd6 19. Re1 Bb4 20. Red1 1/2-1/2 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.06.25"] [Round "6"] [White "Muminova,N"] [Black "Kosteniuk,A"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2332"] [BlackElo "2532"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "C45"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Qe2 O-O 8. Be3 Re8 9. f3 d6 10. O-O-O Be6 11. Nc5 Bxc5 12. Bxc5 Qb8 13. Be3 a6 14. g4 b5 15. g5 Nd7 16. f4 Bc4 17. Qf3 Bxf1 18. Rhxf1 b4 19. Nd5 Ne7 20. Nf6+ gxf6 21. gxf6 Ng6 22. f5 Re5 23. fxg6 hxg6 24. Bh6 Rh5 25. Be3 Ne5 26. Qg3 Qc8 27. Bf4 Qe6 28. Bxe5 Rxe5 29. Rd5 Re8 30. Rxe5 Qxe5 31. Rf4 Qd4 32. Qh4 Re6 33. a3 bxa3 34. bxa3 c5 35. Kb1 d5 36. exd5 Rb6+ 37. Kc1 Qe3+ 0-1 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.06.25"] [Round "6"] [White "Khotenashvili,B"] [Black "Muzychuk,A"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2518"] [BlackElo "2561"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "E55"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 c5 6. Nf3 d5 7. O-O dxc4 8. Bxc4 Nbd7 9. a3 Bxc3 10. bxc3 b6 11. a4 Bb7 12. Bb2 Qc7 13. Ba2 Ng4 14. Re1 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Qxh2+ 16. Kf1 Ndf6 17. Ke2 Qc7 18. Rac1 Rfe8 19. e4 Qc6 20. Bb1 Qxa4 21. Qd3 Rad8 22. Bc2 Qc6 23. f4 e5 24. d5 c4 25. dxc6 cxd3+ 26. Bxd3 exf4 27. c4 Rc8 28. Kf3 Re5 29. Kxf4 g5+ 30. Kg3 Rxc6 31. Be2 Rxe4 32. Bf3 Rxe1 33. Rxe1 Rxc4 34. Re7 h5 35. Rxa7 Ne4+ 36. Bxe4 Rxe4 37. Bc1 f6 38. Kf3 Re1 39. Bd2 Ne5+ 40. Kf2 Nd3+ 41. Kg3 Re2 42. Bc3 Re3+ 43. Kh2 Ne5 44. Rc7 Rd3 45. Kg1 Rd5 46. Rb7 Nd7 0-1 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.06.25"] [Round "6"] [White "Koneru, H."] [Black "Harika, D."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D97"] [WhiteElo "2613"] [BlackElo "2503"] [PlyCount "191"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 Nc6 8. Be2 e5 9. d5 Nd4 10. Nxd4 exd4 11. Qxd4 c6 12. Qc4 b5 13. Qxc6 Bd7 14. Qd6 Re8 15. Bd3 Nh5 16. O-O Be5 17. Qc5 Qh4 18. g3 Qf6 19. Qe3 Bd4 20. Qe2 Bh3 21. Rd1 b4 22. Nb5 Bb6 23. d6 Re5 24. Be3 Rd8 25. Bxb6 axb6 26. Qe3 Bd7 27. f4 Rxb5 28. e5 Qe6 29. Bxb5 Bxb5 30. Qxb6 Qd7 31. Qc7 Qe8 32. Qe7 Qc6 33. Qxd8+ Kg7 34. Rac1 Qf3 35. Re1 Be2 36. Rxe2 Qxe2 37. Qb6 Nxf4 38. gxf4 Qg4+ 39. Kf2 Qxf4+ 40. Ke2 Qxc1 41. Qd4 Qc2+ 42. Ke3 Qc1+ 43. Kd3 Qf1+ 44. Kc2 Qg2+ 45. Kb3 Qf3+ 46. Kxb4 Qb7+ 47. Ka3 Qa6+ 48. Qa4 Qd3+ 49. b3 Qd5 50. Qf4 Kf8 51. Kb4 Qb7+ 52. Kc3 Qc6+ 53. Qc4 Qf3+ 54. Qd3 Qc6+ 55. Kb2 Qc5 56. Qe4 Qf2+ 57. Qc2 Qd4+ 58. Kb1 Qxe5 59. Qc8+ Kg7 60. d7 Qe1+ 61. Qc1 Qa5 62. Kb2 Kf6 63. Qe3 Qd5 64. a4 Qxd7 65. a5 Qd6 66. Kc3 Qc6+ 67. Kb4 Qd6+ 68. Qc5 Qf4+ 69. Kb5 Qf1+ 70. Kb6 Qd3 71. b4 Qd8+ 72. Kb7 Qd7+ 73. Qc7 Qd3 74. a6 Kg7 75. Qc6 Qa3 76. Qe4 Qa4 77. Qd4+ Kh6 78. a7 Qb5+ 79. Kc7 Qa4 80. Qc5 Qe8 81. b5 f5 82. b6 Qf7+ 83. Kd6 Qf8+ 84. Kd5 Qf7+ 85. Kd4 Qf6+ 86. Kd3 Qd8+ 87. Kc4 Qa8 88. Qd5 Qc8+ 89. Kb4 Qf8+ 90. Kb3 Qf6 91. a8=Q Qxb6+ 92. Kc4 Qc7+ 93. Kd3 Qc1 94. Qf8+ Kh5 95. Qf3+ Kh4 96. Qe7+ 1-0 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.06.25"] [Round "6"] [White "Zhao Xue"] [Black "Dzagnidze,N"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2538"] [BlackElo "2541"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "A27"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 d6 6. Rb1 Nf6 7. b4 a6 8. O-O O-O 9. a4 Be6 10. d3 h6 11. b5 axb5 12. axb5 Ne7 13. Bb2 Nd7 14. Nd2 c6 15. Ra1 Qc7 16. Qb1 Nb6 17. Qc2 f5 18. Nb3 c5 19. Ra5 e4 20. Rfa1 Rxa5 21. Nxa5 Kh7 22. dxe4 Nxc4 23. Nxc4 Bxc4 24. exf5 Nxf5 25. e3 Qf7 26. Ra7 d5 27. Qd2 Bxc3 28. Bxc3 Nd6 29. Ba1 Nxb5 30. Ra5 b6 31. Ra4 Nd6 32. Qb2 b5 33. Ra6 Nf5 34. Rc6 Qe7 35. Qa3 d4 36. e4 d3 37. Qa5 Ng7 38. Bc3 Ne6 39. f4 b4 40. Bd2 Qd7 41. Qb6 Qd4+ 42. Kf1 Qa1+ 43. Kf2 Qd1 0-1 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.06.25"] [Round "6"] [White "Hou Yifan"] [Black "Ju Wenjun"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2629"] [BlackElo "2532"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "B20"] 1. e4 c5 2. Ne2 Nf6 3. Nbc3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. g3 Nxc3 6. Nxc3 Bd7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 Nc6 9. Qe4 f5 10. Qc4 Ne5 11. Qd5 Bc6 12. Qxe5 Bxh1 13. Be2 Qd6 14. Qxd6 exd6 15. f3 d5 16. Be3 d4 17. Bxd4 O-O-O 18. Bxa7 Bg2 19. Kf2 Bh3 20. Bd3 f4 21. g4 g6 22. Ne2 h5 23. Nxf4 hxg4 24. Nxg6 Rg8 25. Nf4 Rd6 26. Be3 Be7 27. Bf5+ Kd8 28. Nxh3 gxh3 29. Bxh3 Bh4+ 30. Ke2 Bf6 31. c3 Rh8 32. Bf4 Rb6 33. Rd1+ Ke7 34. Rd7+ Ke8 35. Bg4 Rxb2+ 36. Kd3 Rg8 37. Rc7 Rh8 38. a4 Rb6 39. Bd7+ Kd8 40. Bb5 Rh3 41. Rd7+ Kc8 42. Ke4 Rh4 43. Rf7 Kd8 44. Kf5 Be7 45. Be5 Rh5+ 46. Ke4 Rg6 47. f4 Rxh2 48. f5 Re2+ 49. Bxe2 1-0 


  


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