Thursday, November 24, 2011
Hou wins World Championship
The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match between the current World Champion Hou Yifan of China and her challenger, Koneru Humpy of India, was staged in the Triana International Hotel from November 14 to 30.
The time control was 90 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.
The winner of the ten-game match was the first player to reach 5.5 points or more – which turned out to be the title holder Hou Yifan after eight games. The prize fund was 200,000 Euro, with 60% going to the winner.
1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.e3 O-O 7.Qc2 dxc4 8.Bxc4 e5 9.a3 Bd6 10.d5 Ne7 11.O-O a6 12.b4 Bd7 13.Bb2 Ng6 14.Ng5 Qe7 15.Nge4 Nxe4 16.Nxe4 Bf5 17.Bd3 Bxe4 18.Bxe4 Qg5 19.Bxg6 hxg6 20.e4 Rac8 21.Qc3 Qh4 22.f4 f6 23.Qg3 Qxg3 24.hxg3 Rfe8 25.fxe5 Bxe5 26.Bxe5 Rxe5 27.Rfe1 Kf7 28.Rac1 Ke7 29.Rc4 1/2-1/2