Gibraltar Round 9: Hou Yifan Strikes Again!

Gibraltar Round 9: Hou Yifan Strikes Again!

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 1, 2012, 11:05 AM |
33 | Chess Event Coverage

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FLASH REPORT

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)

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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]

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