Women's World Championship: Game 4

Women's World Championship: Game 4

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After taking the lead in game three of the 2011 Women's World Chess Championship, defending champion Hou Yifan had white in the fourth match game today.

Humpy Koneru varied from her choice of the Petroff in game 2, this time playing an Open Ruy Lopez and despite conceding a pawn in the ending the game finished as a draw.

Tomorrow is a rest day, and then the order of colours alternates, so that Humpy will have black again in game five on Sunday 20 November.

The champion makes her sixth move in game four of her title defence




 Name Nat Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
 Hou, Yifan  CHN 2578 ½  ½  1 ½
 Koneru, Humpy  IND 2600 ½  ½  0 ½

The total prize fund is 200,000 euros, with the main match sponsor being Taci Oil International.

The time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to finish the game, with a 30 second increment from the start.

If the scores are level after 10 games there will be a 4-game rapid match to determine the champion. If scores are still level, there will be up to 5 pairs of blitz games before a final sudden-death game.  The full schedule can be found here.

The full FIDE match regulations are here

Photo from the official website.

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