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A solid draw in Tirana

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Humpy Koneru repeated the Open Variation of the Spanish in the fifth game. After simplification, Black was left with pawn weaknesses, but the Indian challenger able to obtain enough activity to compensate. Hou Yifan still leads by one point at the halfway stage of the match.

So summing up the fifth match game:

White Rating Country Result Black Rating Country Moves Opening
Hou Yifan 2578 CHN 0.5-0.5 Humpy Koneru 2600 IND 58 Spanish Open

So Hou Yifan still leads by one point:

Name Rating Country Age Highest ever rating World rank Points
Hou Yifan 2578 China 17 2612 (May 2011) 3 3
Humpy Koneru 2600 India 24 2623 (July 2009) 2 2

The earlier games of the match went as follows:

The first game:

White Rating Country Result Black Rating Country Moves Opening
Humpy Koneru 2600 IND 0.5-0.5 Hou Yifan 2578 CHN 80 Catalan Opening

The second game:

White Rating Country Result Black Rating Country Moves Opening
Hou Yifan 2578 CHN 0.5-0.5 Humpy Koneru 2600 IND 42 Petroff's Defence

The third game:

White Rating Country Result Black Rating Country Moves Opening
Humpy Koneru 2600 IND 0-1 Hou Yifan 2578 CHN 37 Queen's Gambit Ragozin 

The fourth game:

White Rating Country Result Black Rating Country Moves Opening
Hou Yifan 2578 CHN 0.5-0.5 Humpy Koneru 2600 IND 58 Spanish Open

More information from the World Chess Federation website:

http://www.fide.com/

and

http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com


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