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Hou Yifan strikes again!

The sixth match game
Another win with Black has left World champion Hou Yifan with a dominating 4-2 lead. The Challenger Humpy Koneru gave up a pawn for activity, but Hou Yifan responded by giving it back for decent counterplay in a queenless middlegame. Later, from move 30 onwards, in a balanced position, Humpy Koneru completely lost the thread and fell into a mating net just before the time control.

So summing up the sixth match game:

White Rating Country Result Black Rating Country Moves Opening
Humpy Koneru 2600 IND 0-1 Hou Yifan 2578 CHN 38 Nimzoindian Defence

So Hou Yifan now leads by two points with four games to go:

Name Rating Country Age Highest ever rating World rank Points
Hou Yifan 2578 China 17 2612 (May 2011) 3 4
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

The fifth 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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