75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 R4: Wang Hao – Hou Yifan 1-0

Wang Hao was one of the five players who scored a win during the 4th round of the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013. At the losing end was former Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan. Wang Hao went for the classical Nimzo line that fetched him a solid structure that made the best of his powerful Bishop against a bad Knight. Hou Yifan tried, but eventually blundered in a very difficult position. Check out the post-game video and game with Chess King.

Wang,Hao (2752) – Hou,Yifan (2603)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.15

[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤c3 ¥b4 4.e3 O-O 5.¥d3 d5 6.¤f3 c5 7.O-O ¤c6 8.a3 ¥xc3 9.bxc3 £c7 10.¥b2 ¦e8 11.£e2 dxc4 12.¥xc4 e5 13.h3 a6 14.¦ad1 b5 15.¥a2 e4 16.¤d2 ¥e6 17.d5 ¤xd5 18.c4 bxc4 19.¤xe4 c3 20.¤xc3 ¤xc3 21.¥xc3 ¥xa2 22.£xa2 h6 23.£e2 ¦e6 24.¦d2 ¤e7 25.¦fd1 £c6 26.£c4 ¦e8 27.¦d7 ¦e4 28.£b3 ¦e6 29.£b7 £a4 30.¥b2 £c2 31.¦c1 £g6 32.£c7 ¤f5 33.¢h2 ¦b6 34.¥a1 ¦c6 35.£f4 £e6 36.¦cd1 c4 37.¥c3 £g6 38.e4 ¤e7 39.f3 £h5 40.a4 £c5 41.¦b7 £a3 42.¥b4 £xa4 43.¦xe7 ¦xe7 44.¦d8+ ¢h7 45.¥xe7 c3 46.£xf7

While, on the subject… Just in case you missed a swell chess video starring Wang Hao and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk.

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