Women’s World Chess Championship 2013 Game 1: Anna Ushenina – Hou Yifan 0-1

White has played 40. BxRd3 How did Black win?

The Women’s World Chess Championship began with a bang in China today: Reigning champion Anna Ushenina of Ukraine had a good position with White when she stumbled struggling to keep pace with the clock by the side of the board. Hou Yifan, with her experience and talent, had no problems winning the game with Black. Replay the full game below. You can also read a report on the event at Chess Blog.


Ushenina, Anna – Hou, Yifan

Result: 0-1
Site: taizhou
Date: 2013.09.11

[…] 1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e6 3.♘c3 ♗b4 4.♕c2 O-O 5.♘f3 c5 6.dxc5 ♘a6 7.g3 ♘xc5 8.♗g2 b6 9.O-O ♗b7 10.♘b5 ♗e4 11.♕d1 ♘b7 12.a3 ♗e7 13.♗f4 d6 14.♖c1 h6 15.b4 a6 16.♘c3 ♗c6 17.♕b3 ♖c8 18.♖fd1 ♕e8 19.♕b1 e5 20.♗d2 b5 21.cxb5 axb5 22.e4 ♖a8 23.♘h4 ♖xa3 24.♘f5 ♗d7 25.♗e3 ♗e6 26.♘xe7+ ♕xe7 27.♘d5 ♘xd5 28.exd5 ♗g4 29.♖d2 f5 30.♖dc2 f4 31.♖c7 ♕f6 32.♗b6 ♘d8 33.♕b2 ♖d3 34.♕c2 ♗f5 35.♕a2 ♘f7 36.♗f1 ♘g5 37.♖a7 fxg3 38.hxg3 ♘f3+ 39.♔h1 ♕g6 40.♗xd3 ♕h5+ 41.♔g2 ♗h3+ 42…. (42.♔h1 ♗f1# (0:00:11) 41…Bh3+)

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