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FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2013 (Games and Results)

FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2013

Hou Yifan crushed Anna Ushenina 5.5-2.5 undefeated winning every game with black and finishing with a game 7 win with white. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich.

Hou Yifan crushed Anna Ushenina 5.5-2.5 undefeated winning every game with black and finishing with a game 7 win with white. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich. |

The FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2013 took place in Taizhou, China 11th to 20th September 2013. Anna Ushenina (rated 2500) was became surprise women's champion in a knock-out last year. However Hou Yifan (2609) had a huge rating advantage and she was a big favourite. Ushenina's excellent preparation was the key for her chances especially as Hou Yifan has now become a student. It turned out that Hou Yifan was a class above Ushenina (who was also in terrible time trouble in many games) overpowering her in middle-game tactics for a crushing 5.5-1.5 win. Hou Yifan will have to defend her title in another knock-out event currently in the calendar (venue undecided) 11th to 31st October 2014.

Hou Yifan held easily by Ushenina in Women's World Championship game 2 (2)

The second game of the FIDE Women's World Chess Championship in Taizhou, China was drawn in just 33 moves and just two and a half hours play. Just as in game one Ushenina had the better opening preparation at least equalising and forcing her opponent to trade quickly to a draw. Ushenina played the Sveshnikov variation and her choice of 17...b4 (played rarely but the games Kamsky-Lautier, Anand-Kramnik and Almasi-Shirov suggests pedigree) seemed to catch out Hou. 18.h4 was new but it seems not especially good as Hou almost immediately went for simplification and a draw. Next game Sat 14th Sept 2013 when Ushenina will have white.

FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2013 (2)

Hou Yifan vs Anna Ushenina Game 2. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich.

Hou Yifan vs Anna Ushenina Game 2. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich. | http://taizhou2013.fide.com

World Chess Championship Women 2013 (Taizhou CHN)
Tue 10th Sep 2013 - Sat 28th Sep 2013 - Official Site

WCh Women 2013 (2 players 10 Rds Match Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

WCh Women 2013 (2 players 10 Rds Match Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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WCh Women 2013 Taizhou CHN Tue 10th Sep 2013 - Sat 28th Sep 2013
Leading Round 7 (of 10) Standings:
RkSNoNameTiFEDRtg1234567Pts
12Hou YifanGMCHN26091½1½½11
21Ushenina AnnaGMUKR25000½0½½00
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