75th Tata Steel Chess R1: Sergey Karjakin Beats Hou Yifan

The 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 got off to a start with two decisive games in Round 1. Pentala Harikrishna (winner of last year’s Group B) beat Anish Giri and Sergey Karjakin beat former Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan to celebrate his 23rd birthday! Here is the Karjakin-Yifan game and a video comment by the winner. You can read a round report on the first round at the Tata Steel Chess Round 1 at Chess Blog.

Karjakin,Sergey (2780) – Hou,Yifan (2603)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.12

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One Response to “75th Tata Steel Chess R1: Sergey Karjakin Beats Hou Yifan”

  • Keith Larkins, Manchester says:

    super way to celebrate birthday hou yifan can take solace that she just gave a birthday gift not loss šŸ˜‰

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