Chess24 Sopiko Scotch

Women's World Chess Championship 2011 (5)

Hou Yifan draws with Humpy Koneru Women's World Championship Game 5

Hou Yifan vs Humpy Koneru Game 5. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova with kind permission of FIDE.

Hou Yifan vs Humpy Koneru Game 5. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova with kind permission of FIDE. | http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com

The 5th game of the Women's World Chess Championship match was drawn in 43 moves as the players followed the same line as in game 4. Hou Yifan had white against Humpy Koneru as the colour sequence switched. Anastasiya Karlovich's report below.

Game 5 through a Fish Lens

Game 5 Hou Yifan against Humpy Koneru through a Fish Lens. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova with kind permission of FIDE. http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/

Anastasiya Karlovich, FIDE Press officer reports: In the fifth game of the match World champion Hou Yifan had white pieces as in the previous game. The players continued with the same line they already played in the fourth game. White changed the variation first, choosing 12. cd. In the previous game Hou Yifan preferred 12. Nb3.

Hou Yifan

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

"White did not manage to get any advantage today", - said the Chinese at the post-game press-conference, - "The game was equal and normal. The move 12. cd is a normal continuation, and I played by my home preparation until around the 16th move".

Humpy Koneru commented on the game like this: "I did not expect her to play the variation with queen exchange, but I just kept on playing normally. I think we did not play anything new in this line".

Hou Yifan against Humpy Koneru

Hou Yifan against Humpy Koneru. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova with kind permission of FIDE. http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/

The official tournament web page: http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/

Game 5 Press Conference Hou Yifan against Humpy Koneru

Game 5 Press Conference Hou Yifan against Humpy Koneru. Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova with kind permission of FIDE. http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/

Photo © Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova with kind permission of FIDE. http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/

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

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 . . . . . 3 2672
Koneru, Humpy g IND 2600 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ . . . . . 2 2506

View the games on this Page

Download the PGN from this page

vs

NIC Magazine 8 2017


Chess and Bridge Shop


Chess.com Pro-League


American Chess Magazine 4


ChessBase Ad 5 MyGames


Ginger GM - Chess Grandmaster Simon Williams


Contact Mark Crowther (TWIC) if you wish to advertise here.


The Week in Chess Magazine

Send a £30 donation via Paypal and contact me via email (Email Mark Crowther - mdcrowth@btinternet.com) I'll send you an address for a cbv file of my personal copy of every issue of the games in one database. Over 2 million games.

Read about 20 years of TWIC.

Read about issue 1200.

TWIC 1210 15th January 2018 - 2206 games

Read TWIC 1210

Download TWIC 1210 PGN

Download TWIC 1210 ChessBase


.