Women’s Chess Grand Prix R11: Kateryna Lahno-Hou Yifan 1-0

China’s Hou Yifan has won the fifth edition of the Women’s Chess Grand Prix that just concluded in Jermuk, Armenia. She had already won the first and second editions! She now has won the overall current Grand Prix cycle. Despite a last-round loss to Kateryna Lahno, Yifan took first. Here is the nice Lahno-Yifan game from Round 11. A full report on the event is available at Chess Blog.




Lahno Kateryna – Hou Yifan

Result: 1-0
Site: Jermuk, ARM
Date: 2012.07.28

[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤f3 d5 4.g3 ¥e7 5.¥g2 O-O 6.O-O dxc4 7.¤e5 ¤c6 8.¥xc6 bxc6 9.¤xc6 £e8 10.¤xe7+ £xe7 11.£a4 e5 12.dxe5 £xe5 13.¤c3 £e6 14.£a5 ¤e4 15.£d5 ¤xc3 16.£xe6 ¥xe6 17.bxc3 ¦ab8 18.¦d1 f6 19.f3 h5 20.¢f2 a6 21.¥f4 ¦b2 22.¥xc7 ¦e8 23.¢e1 ¦e7 24.¥d6 ¦d7 25.¥a3 ¦c2 26.¥b4 ¦xd1+ 27.¢xd1 ¥f5 28.a4 ¦b2 29.¢e1 ¥b1 30.¢f2 ¢f7 31.¢e3 ¥c2 32.a5 ¥b3 33.h4 ¢e6 34.g4 g6 35.¦g1 ¥a4 36.gxh5 gxh5 37.¦g7 ¥d1 38.¢f4 ¥xe2 39.¦a7 ¦a2 40.¦xa6+ ¢f7 41.¥c5 ¦a1 42.¥d4 ¦h1 43.¦xf6+ ¢e7 44.a6 ¦a1 45.¦g6 ¦f1 46.¦g3 ¦a1 47.a7 ¢f8 48.¦g5

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