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Humpy Koneru vs Yifan Hou
Hou - Koneru Women's World Championship Match (2011), Tirana ALB, rd 8, Nov-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense. Alekhine Variation (D38)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-24-11  Arcturus: First
Nov-24-11  waustad: All Hou needs is a draw. That seems likely.
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  Wild Bill: <24...Rfe8>
To state the obvious, White has the advantage in space, but I don't see very much she can do with it. A draw is as bad as a loss for her today.
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  parmetd: White has no advantage here... if anything black can claim the better half the draw. Black has a centralized king and two pawn islands to white's three pawn islands.
Nov-24-11  Ulhumbrus: 28 Rac1 pins the c7 pawn and ties the Rook on c8 to its defence.
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  Wild Bill: <@ parmetd>

Yes, that's true now. I better get a dynamic cup of coffee.

Nov-24-11  Ulhumbrus: I am off for now. It remains to be seen whether Yifan Hou can win the match today.
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  parmetd: Lets say 28. Rac1 Ke7 29. Rc4 Kd6 30. Rec1 nothing happening here. No black weakness to be exploited.
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  parmetd: You should have stayed 5 more seconds... draw.
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  Wild Bill: Draw agreed.

Congratulations, young lady.

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  Administrator: Thanks to everyone for being with us today. Congratulations to Hou Yifan for retaining her Women's World Champion title. We will bring you live coverage of the final round of the Tal Memorial tomorrow at 4:AM USA/Eastern time. Hope to see you then.
Nov-24-11  Catholic Bishop: Koneru was simply dominated in this match. Congratz Yifan!
Nov-24-11  Kaspablanca: All Hou need is draw, all Hou need is draw draw, draw is all Hou need.
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  Penguincw: Well, we'll wait till next year for the next WWCC.
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  Penguincw: Shouldn't be a surprise that Yifan drew a quick game. Congratz for retaining.
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game:
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