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Women's World Chess Championship 2011 (Games and Results)

Women's World Chess Championships Tirana 2011

Hou Yifan of China easily retained her title. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova with kind permission of FIDE.

Hou Yifan of China easily retained her title. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova with kind permission of FIDE. | http://rostov2011.fide.com

The Women's World Chess Championships between champion Hou Yifan of China and Humpy Koneru of India took place Monday 14th November - 24th November 2011 in Tirana, Albania. Hou Yifan retained her title comfortably 5.5-2.5 after only 8 of the 10 games. Koneru admitted that she was out of form during what must have been a dispiriting experience for her. Hou Yifan didn't have to play particularly well to win. All games and results.

Hou Yifan virtually home in her defence of Women's World Title against Koneru (7)

Hou Yifan took a practically decisive 5-2 lead against Humpy Koneru and now only needs a draw to retain her World Chess Championship title. In game 7 she again outclassed Koneru in the middle-game eventually forcing the win of a pawn which turned out to be decisive. Better and tougher preparation earlier in the year, huge backing from the Chinese Chess Federation, a huge plus score against Koneru, two match wins in the FIDE KO format against Koneru, youth and I believe superior talent all on her side all suggested to me that this would happen.

Women's World Chess Championship 2011 (7)

Job almost done for Hou Yifan. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova  with kind permission of FIDE.

Job almost done for Hou Yifan. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova with kind permission of FIDE. | http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com

Women's World Championship 2011 (Tirana ALB)
Mon 14th Nov 2011 - Wed 30th Nov 2011 - Official Site

WCh Women 2011 (2 players 10 Rds Match Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

WCh Women 2011 (2 players 10 Rds Match Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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WCh w Tirana
Koneru, Humpy - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 80 E06 Catalan
Hou, Yifan - Koneru, Humpy ½-½ 42 C42 Petroff's Defence
Koneru, Humpy - Hou, Yifan 0-1 37 D38 QGD Ragozin
Hou, Yifan - Koneru, Humpy ½-½ 58 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Hou, Yifan - Koneru, Humpy ½-½ 43 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Koneru, Humpy - Hou, Yifan 0-1 38 D38 QGD Ragozin
Hou, Yifan - Koneru, Humpy 1-0 97 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Koneru, Humpy - Hou, Yifan ½-½ 29 D38 QGD Ragozin

WCh w Tirana (ALB), 14 - 30 xi 2011
Name Ti NAT Rtng 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Perf
Hou, Yifan g CHN 2578 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ . . 2741
Koneru, Humpy g IND 2600 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ . . 2437

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