Day: November 15, 2011

  • WWC2011-2: Hou under pressure, but holds

    Koneru Humpy trots out the Petroff in Game #2. The Indian pressed by could not score the full point. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich for FIDE. Looking at the first two games of the Women’s World Championship, one may say that it is the challenger who looks to be more aggressive.…

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  • 2011 Tal Memorial (Moscow, Russia)

    All roads lead to Moscow as the Tal Memorial will begin tomorrow with one of the strongest fields in history. The tournament of ten players includes four 2800s and seven of the top ten highest-rated players. The field also includes World Championship candidates challenger, Boris Gelfand and FIDE World Cup…

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  • WWC2011-1: 1st game ends in lengthy draw

    The highly-anticipated world championship match between China’s Hou Yifan and India’s Koneru Humpy got underway today. The first of ten games began with the “Killer Catalan” which has become a serious weapon in several World Championship matches. Viswanathan Anand employed with great effect against Veselin Topalov. Perhaps Koneru got some…

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