WWC2011-5: Another draw in Game Five

GM Hou Yifan. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich for FIDE.

Panoramic view of the playing hall.

In today’s game, Hou Yifan and Koneru Humpy fought to another draw repeating the same opening from Game #4. Yifan tried 12.cxd4 attempting to improve on yesterday’s game where she got a slight advantage but was unable to make anything of it. This game seem to offer few chances to press for an advantage and after the queens left the board on move 19, the game drifted quietly into equilibrium.

2011 Women’s World Chess Championship
November 14th-27th, 2011 (Triana, Albania)

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Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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