Women’s Chess Grand Prix: Hou Yifan Shows How to Squeeze Your Opponent in the Corner

Squeezing the Life out of Your OpponentSqueeze your opponent into suffocating – That was Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan’s idea when beating one of China’s strongest women chess players, Ruan Lufei, in Jermuk on Wednesday at the Women’s Chess Grand Prix. Check out the Ruy Lopez game with Chess King.




Hou Yifan – Ruan Lufei

Result: 1-0
Site: Jermuk, ARM
Date: 2012.07.25

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.d3 b5 6.¥b3 ¥c5 7.c3 d6 8.O-O h6 9.¥e3 O-O 10.¤bd2 ¦e8 11.h3 ¦b8 12.d4 ¥b6 13.¥c2 ¥d7 14.¦e1 £c8 15.a3 ¤a5 16.b4 exd4 17.¥xd4 ¥xd4 18.cxd4 ¤c4 19.¤xc4 bxc4 20.¤d2 ¥b5 21.£f3 £e6 22.¦ab1 d5 23.e5 ¤h7 24.¤f1 ¤g5 25.£c3 f5 26.h4 ¤e4 27.£h3 ¥d7 28.¦bc1 £f7 29.£e3 ¤f6 30.£f3 ¤g4 31.£f4 h5 32.¤g3 ¦f8 33.f3 ¤h6 34.£g5 ¥e8 35.e6 £g6 36.¦e5 c6 37.¤e2 ¢h7 38.¤f4 £xg5 39.hxg5 ¤g8 40.e7

3 Responses to “Women’s Chess Grand Prix: Hou Yifan Shows How to Squeeze Your Opponent in the Corner”

  • Jenkins, Colorado says:

    steady and strong – interesting game guess lufei was not sure initially where to play kingside and queen side – yifan was clear from word go

  • alexis cochran, nz says:

    interesting game slow and steady

  • sandra, rome says:

    Very interesting game but then Ruan Lufei game Yifan the chances I think.

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