Women's World Championship Game 5

Women's World Championship Game 5

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India's Humpy Koneru held the champion Hou Yifan to another draw with the black pieces in the fifth game of the 2011 Women's World Championship.

Hou Yifan now leads 3-2 thanks to her earlier win in the third game, but Humpy has avoided another loss in two consecutive games with the black pieces to keep her chances very much alive as the match reaches halfway.

Humpy now has three games with white remaining, starting with game 6 tomorrow, compared with just two for Hou.

Humpy Koneru needed to defend accurately for the second game in a row




 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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