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Women’s Chess Grand Prix Jermuk: Two to Tango-Yifan, Humpy Draw

World Champion Hou Yifan

Women’s world chess champion Hou Yifan and her previous challenger Koneru Humpy always spark interest whenever they meet again across the chessboard. All their subsequent encounters so far – after the world title clash – have ended in draws. But, fighting draws at that. Here’s another encounter from the fourth round between the two top women’s chess players. The Jermuk Women’s Chess Grand Prix Round 4 report is now up at Chess Blog.
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Gibraltar Chess 2012 – Hou Yifan Pawn Sac for Power Piece Play Against Liem

Chinese prodigy Hou Yifan

Machines are more materialistic than humans when it comes to chess. Humans don’t mind material loss for active play and beautiful ideas. Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan of China went for such an idea unleashing the power of her pieces against Vietnam’s Le Quang Liem. The game was played at the Gibraltar Tradewise 2012. In one of the strongest performances by a woman chess player, Hou Yifan not only beat the world’s strongest-ever woman chess player Judit Polgar of Hungary, but also tied for first with none other than GM Nigel Short in Gibraltar. Here’s the Hou-Liem Game.
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Best Chess Game Award in Kazan: Hou Yifan-Viktorija Cmilyte 0-1

Kazan Chess R4 - Hou Yifan vs Viktorija Cmilyte 0-1

The Best Chess Game Award at the just-concluded Kazan¬†Chess Grand Prix 2012 has gone to Viktorija Cmilyte. It was a special prize given on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Rashit Nezmetdinov. The organising committee chose Cmilyte’s game against Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan as the best game of the event. A nice report with lots of fantastic photos on the Kazan Chess Grand Prix is now available at www.chessqueen.com. Meanwhile, here’s the Yifan-Cmilyte 0-1 game from Round 4 in Kazan.
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