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Women's World Chess Championship of 2013

  • 20 months ago · #281


    Today is break day for Women Chess Championship. However Tashkent FIDE Women Grand Prix is going on.

  • 20 months ago · #282


    Thanks Zendo :)

  • 20 months ago · #283


    fabelhaft wrote:

    In spite of Hou's winning this title match very easily, chances are still quite big that she won't participate in the next title match. Next year FIDE will hold another knockout World Championship of the sort Ushenina won, and these often lead to surprise winners (not only Ushenina, but also Khalifman and Kasmidzhanov spring to mind).

    If Hou doesn't win the knockout she must win the Grand Prix series, and there she started with an 8-9th place without looking particularly interested, losing to below 2300 opposition. Koneru won her first tournament and just started with a win in Tashkent, so knockout winner vs Koneru is a good bet for the next title match at the moment. And who will win the knockout is as always impossible to predict. 

    that's interesting, thanks

    so Hou doesn't automatically get the chance to defend her title? if that's the case, and given her rating, age and potential for improvement, it could be she may well not bother too much about the next one?

  • 20 months ago · #284


    It never hurt Judit to ignore these events, and Hou probably has the potential to compete in top open events. I agree, she may not bother.

  • 20 months ago · #285


    kiwi wrote:

    Are there any games on today? @Charlotte, Sisu? I have no means of ways to follow this tournament without this forum thread :/

    Yes, I think there is a game today.

  • 20 months ago · #286


    Game 7 just started. Will it be the last of the match?

  • 20 months ago · #287


    Anna looks safe, but she needs to win!

  • 20 months ago · #288


    One thing I'm happy to see is that Anna isn't using big chunks of time over a position as of yet.

  • 20 months ago · #289


    Looks like this will be over already today.

  • 20 months ago · #290


    So +4 -0 =3 is the final result, very easy for Hou and it really looked as if the difference between the players was even bigger than ratings suggested.

  • 20 months ago · #291


  • 20 months ago · #292


    Congratulations to Hou Yifan, the rightful ladies World Champ !

  • 20 months ago · #293


    Wow! Great match by Yifan Hou!! I feel bad for Anna Ushenina, who is a much better opponent than the score would indicate if you play through her games in last year's championship tournament and this year's match against Peter Svidler(#17 in the world).

    Yifan wins her second of three matches this year (winning #43 David Navara in tiebreaks in June, and losing to #54 Alexei Shirov in tiebreaks in August). Her rating is now 2620.

    Congratulations Yifan!Smile

  • 20 months ago · #294


    Wow, this lady is some match player.

  • 20 months ago · #295


    Congrats to Hou Yifan!

  • 20 months ago · #296


    The No. of games played in this match was indirectly propotional to the No. of Ushenina fans present in this forum !

  • 20 months ago · #297


    In 7 games, Hou Yifan displayed devastating form with 4 wins and 3 draws. Anna could not even salvage a win. This shows that Yifan is a " First Among Equals ".

  • 20 months ago · #298


    thanks to everyone who's been involved in the thread, i've enjoyed your company!

    and congrats to Yifan Hou, a great Champion

  • 20 months ago · #299


    Thank you for hosting this thread, Charlotte! Too bad the game times made it impossible for me to follow live, but this thread gave a little taste of it:)

  • 20 months ago · #300


    it was a pleasure Sharon. i think the times of the Carlsen-Anand match in November are slightly better for people in the USA, from what i've made out they will start around 5.30 AM Eastern

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