WWCh: 5th game drawn

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The fifth game of the Women's World Championship match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru also ended in a draw. At half-time, title holder Hou Yifan still leads by a point. The sixth game will be played on Monday, November 21st. The match takes place in in Tirana, Albania and is played over 10 classical games and a possible tiebreak.

Another draw in game 5 | All photos © FIDE by Anna Burtasova & Anastasiya Karlovich

EventWomen's World Championship | PGN via TWIC
DatesNovember 13th-30th, 2011
LocationTirana, Albania
System10-game match, tie-break if necessary
PlayersReigning World Champion Hou Yifan (China) and Challenger Humpy Koneru (India)
Rate of play90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one

On Sunday Hou Yifan again played with the white pieces (as explained in the previous report). The players followed the same line they had already played in the fourth game.

The Chinese deviated first, on move 12. “White did not manage to get any advantage today,” she said at the post-game press conference. "The game was equal and normal. I played by my home preparation until around the 16th move.”

Humpy Koneru commented: “I did not expect her to play the variation with the queen exchange, but I just kept on playing normally. I think we did not play anything new in this line.”

Game 5

[Event "WCh w"]
[Site "Tirana ALB"]
[Date "2011.11.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Hou, Yifan"]
[Black "Koneru, Humpy"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2578"]
[BlackElo "2600"]
[ECO "C80"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez"]
[Variation "open, Bernstein variation"]
[WhiteFideId "8602980"]
[BlackFideId "5008123"]
[EventDate "2011.11.14"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5
Be6 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. c3 Be7 11. Bc2 d4 12. cxd4 Nxd4 13. Nxd4 Qxd4 14. Nf3 Qxd1
15. Rxd1 O-O 16. Nd4 Rfd8 17. b4 Na4 18. Nc6 Rxd1+ 19. Bxd1 Bf8 20. Bf3 Re8 21.
a3 Nb6 22. g3 h6 23. h4 g6 24. Bg2 Bg7 25. f4 f6 26. Bb2 fxe5 27. Bxe5 Nc4 28.
Bxg7 Kxg7 29. a4 bxa4 30. Rxa4 Bg4 31. Ra2 Re3 32. Kf2 Rc3 33. Ne5 Nxe5 34. fxe5
Rc4 35. Rxa6 Rxb4 36. Rc6 Rb2+ 37. Kg1 Rb1+ 38. Kh2 Rb2 39. Rxc7+ Kg8 40. Kg1
Rb1+ 41. Kh2 Rb2 42. Kg1 Rb1+ 43. Kh2 1/2-1/

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