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Yifan Hou vs Krishnan Sasikiran
Corus Group B (2009), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-18
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  1-0
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Jan-18-09  THE pawn: <slomarko:i don't understand why is everybody going on about how this Yifan is some great talent. whenever i check her games i see nothing specialy really.>

You're absolutely right ;)

Jan-18-09  chessmoron: <THE pawn> LOL. slomarko spoke to early.
Jan-19-09  notyetagm: <THE pawn: <slomarko:i don't understand why is everybody going on about how this Yifan is some great talent. whenever i check her games i see nothing specialy really.>

You're absolutely right ;)>

Yes, nothing special in your game when you are 14-years old and 2571 rated.

Jan-19-09  notyetagm: Love the ending.

66 ?


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66 c5-c6! 1-0


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The old <PASSED PAWN VERSUS ROOK TRICK> strikes again.

(CONT) 66 ... ♖h6x♗d6 67 c6-c7


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Jan-19-09  kurtrichards: Miss Hou Yifan,14 years of age, No. 3 in the list of FIDE top 100 Women Jan. 2009; No.1 in the list of FIDE top 20 Girls January 2009; woman grandmaster with elo 2571 IS MORE THAN SPECIAL. SHE IS A WONDER. SOMEDAY SHE WILL BE WORLD CHAMPION (WOMEN). She nearly made it last year but lost to Miss Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russia, rated 2516 and number 10 in the FIDE top 100 Women January 2009.
Jan-19-09  notyetagm: <kurtrichards: Miss Hou Yifan,14 years of age, No. 3 in the list of FIDE top 100 Women Jan. 2009; No.1 in the list of FIDE top 20 Girls January 2009; woman grandmaster with elo 2571 IS MORE THAN SPECIAL. SHE IS A WONDER. SOMEDAY SHE WILL BE WORLD CHAMPION (WOMEN). She nearly made it last year but lost to Miss Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russia, rated 2516 and number 10 in the FIDE top 100 Women January 2009.>

Indeed.

Jan-19-09  shintaro go: I left the game and thought Sasikiran had it all under control but he gets beat by the wondergirl Hou Yifan.
Jan-21-09  Phantom.Nightmare: 25.Rad1! show it's clear that Hou Yifan is going to win.
Apr-15-10  mrriddler: Looks like Black missed/miscalculated White's 25. Rad1 response somewhere. I would've been tempted to play Bxe5 first to relieve pressure on c6, but that is probably a positional nightmare for black. Kingside's completely blocked.

Maybe better is to play 22... Bxd4 instead of the wasted g4. Rad1 fails now to Bxb2 since the queen is still covering d1. Maybe this is what Sasikiran was thinking, but just messed up his move order and allowed his queens to get traded first.

I only mention that because that's exactly what I always do. :P

Sep-14-10  Jambow: Very instructive bridge building, or blocking for the running back if you're American, no doubt a touch down was coming as soon as she displayed her technique.
Sep-14-10
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  HeMateMe: Yes, and great example of how to keep a Rook boxed out of a position.
Oct-14-10
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  whiteshark: <53...Kc5> is the losing move.

Kd3, Rh5, Rh7 or Rh8 were tb draws.

Dec-25-10  sevenseaman: Computer-like, her basic skills and decision making are ominously sharp for future World Champions of all hues. She is going to be only 17 early next year. Wow, a teenager for another two years!

This display together with her game against Jan Smeets is indicative of a high quality of the coaching/learning procedures prevalent in China.

Mar-17-12
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  Garech: Beautiful endgame!

-Garech

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