The women's world champion Hou Yifan is having an amazing tournament in the 2012 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Masters.
She had already beaten three 2700+ players (Zoltan Almasi, Judit Polgar and Le Quang Liem) to be the joint leader with Mickey Adams after eight rounds, and in round 9 she faced Alexei "Fire on Board" Shirov. Another top GM scalp was claimed!
Another test for Hou Yifan in Gibraltar (photo © Ray Morris-Hill)
With Mickey Adams currently in trouble against Zoltan Almasi, it looks like Hou Yifan will be the sole leader going into the last round! [Update: Adams drew with Almasi, but Yifan is still the sole leader]