75th Tata Steel Chess R6: Anish Giri – Hou Yifan 0-1

The former women’s world chess champion finally got to score her first win at the 75th edition of the Tata Steel Chess in Round 6. Hou Yifan knew how to exploit her chances on the queenside as Giri ambled along planless. An exchange sacrifice set the Chinese GM on her path to victory and even the return sac was not enough to save the game for Giri. Watch the post-game video and run the game through Chess King. A round report is available at Chess Blog.

Giri,A (2720) – Hou,Yifan (2603)

Result: 0-1
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.18

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