Women's Grand Prix, UAE: Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun Share Lead

Время публикации: 03.09.2014 21:25 | Последнее обновление: 03.09.2014 21:25

Three rounds are left till the end of the last stage of women's Grand Prix taking place in UAE.

Hou Yifan who will seemingly win the overall series drew Ju Wenjun in the 8th round. Chinese share lead with 6.5 points each. Batchimeg Tuvshintugs is a point behind the leaders. Humpy Koneru losses them three points. 

HOU YIFAN - ZHU CHEN, Round 7

An interesting endgame where Black failed to control activity of the rival's forces.  54...Rh2+? (better was to choose between 54...Rhxh3 with the idea of 55.Rd7 Rh2+ 56.Kc3 Rxf5 57.c6 Rf1! 58.c7? Rc1+ 59.Kd4 Rhc2 и 54...Rxf5) 55.Kc3 Rhxh3?! (Black still has problems after 55...Rxf5 56.c6 Rh1 57.Kd4 Rc1 58.Nd6) 56.Rd7 Rh1 57.Kd4! Rd1 58.Ke5! Rfxd3 59.Nd6!

No way out for Black. 59...Rc3 60.Kf6! Rxd6+ 61.RxdKe8 62.cg4 63.KgRc5 64.fRg5+ 65.KxhRc5 66.Kgg3 67.f7+ Ke7 68.Rd7+ 1–0

The games of Rounds 7-8:

[Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.01"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Muminova, Nafisa"] [Black "Ju, Wenjun"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "WGM"] [BlackTitle "WGM"] [WhiteElo "2315"] [BlackElo "2559"] [ECO "B30"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without ...d6)"] [WhiteFideId "14201526"] [BlackFideId "8603006"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. c3 a6 6. Ba4 b5 7. Bc2 Bb7 8. Re1 d5 9. e5 d4 10. Be4 d3 11. Re3 Nd5 12. Re1 Nf4 13. b3 Be7 14. Bb2 O-O 15. Kf1 f5 16. exf6 Bxf6 17. Re3 Qc7 18. a4 b4 19. g3 Ng6 20. Bxd3 Nce5 21. Be2 Ng4 22. Rxe6 Qd7 23. Bc4 Kh8 24. Kg1 N4e5 25. Nxe5 Nxe5 26. Rxe5 Bxe5 27. d4 bxc3 28. Bxc3 cxd4 0-1 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.01"] [Round "7.2"] [White "L'Ami, Alina"] [Black "Danielian, Elina"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "WGM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2446"] [BlackElo "2490"] [ECO "E52"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "4.e3, main line with ...b6"] [WhiteFideId "1210246"] [BlackFideId "13300210"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Ne5 Nbd7 10. f4 c5 11. Bd2 cxd4 12. exd4 a6 13. Be1 Re8 14. Bh4 Be7 15. Qf3 Nf8 16. Rae1 b5 17. a3 Rc8 18. Bf5 Rb8 19. Qh3 Ne4 20. Bxe7 Rxe7 21. Nxe4 dxe4 22. Bxe4 Qxd4+ 23. Qe3 Qxe3+ 24. Rxe3 f6 25. Bxb7 Rbxb7 26. Ng4 h5 27. Rfe1 Rxe3 28. Nxe3 Ne6 29. g3 Nc5 30. b4 Ne4 31. Nf5 Nd2 32. Re8+ Kh7 33. Rd8 Nc4 34. Nd6 Rc7 35. Nxc4 bxc4 36. Rd2 Kg6 37. Kf2 Kf5 38. Kf3 g5 39. Rc2 gxf4 40. gxf4 c3 41. Ke3 h4 42. a4 Rc4 43. b5 Re4+ 44. Kf3 Rxf4+ 45. Kg2 Rxa4 46. bxa6 Kg4 47. Rxc3 Ra2+ 48. Kg1 Rxa6 49. Rc4+ Kg5 50. Kg2 Ra2+ 51. Kh3 Ra3+ 52. Kg2 h3+ 53. Kf2 f5 54. Rb4 Rd3 55. Ra4 Rb3 56. Rc4 Rb1 57. Rc3 Kg4 58. Rg3+ Kh4 59. Rg8 Rh1 60. Kf3 Rxh2 61. Rh8+ Kg5 62. Kg3 Rh1 63. Rg8+ Kf6 64. Rf8+ Kg6 65. Rg8+ Kf7 66. Rh8 Rg1+ 67. Kf2 Rg2+ 68. Kf3 Rh2 69. Kg3 Ra2 70. Rxh3 Ra3+ 71. Kg2 Rxh3 72. Kxh3 Kf6 73. Kg3 Ke5 74. Kf3 f4 75. Kf2 Ke4 76. Ke2 f3+ 77. Kf2 Kf4 78. Kf1 Ke3 79. Ke1 f2+ 80. Kf1 Kf3 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.01"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs"] [Black "Zhao, Xue"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "WGM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2346"] [BlackElo "2508"] [ECO "A46"] [Opening "Queen's pawn"] [Variation "Yusupov-Rubinstein system"] [WhiteFideId "4900839"] [BlackFideId "8601283"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 b6 4. Bd3 Bb7 5. O-O c5 6. c4 Nc6 7. Nc3 cxd4 8. exd4 Bb4 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Ne4 Qf4 12. c5 bxc5 13. dxc5 Nd8 14. g3 Qc7 15. Rc1 O-O 16. a3 f5 17. Nd6 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 Bxc5 19. Nxf5 exf5 20. b4 Bxf2+ 21. Qxf2 Qb6 22. Qxb6 axb6 23. Bxf5 Ne6 24. Bxe6+ dxe6 25. Rc6 Rxf1+ 26. Kxf1 Kf7 27. Rxb6 Rxa3 28. Kg2 Ra2+ 29. Kh3 h5 30. Rb5 g6 31. Kh4 Rxh2+ 32. Kg5 Rg2 33. Rb7+ Ke8 34. Kxg6 Rxg3+ 35. Kxh5 Kd8 36. Kh4 Rg1 37. b5 Rb1 38. Kg4 Kc8 39. Re7 Rxb5 40. Rxe6 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.01"] [Round "7.4"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Zhu, Chen"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2661"] [BlackElo "2461"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence"] [WhiteFideId "8602980"] [BlackFideId "8600546"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. Nb3 Bd6 8. Na5 Rb8 9. Bd2 c5 10. Qe2 Qe7 11. a3 h6 12. O-O Nd7 13. Rfb1 Qf6 14. b4 Bg4 15. Be3 O-O 16. h3 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Qxf3 18. gxf3 cxb4 19. axb4 a6 20. c4 b6 21. Nc6 Ra8 22. Rc1 Rfe8 23. c5 Bf8 24. Kf1 g6 25. f4 bxc5 26. bxc5 exf4 27. Bd4 Bg7 28. Bxg7 Kxg7 29. Nb4 a5 30. Nd5 Ra7 31. Nxf4 Ne5 32. Ke2 Rd8 33. Rc3 g5 34. Nd5 f5 35. f3 Rb8 36. Ra2 Nc6 37. Rc4 Rb1 38. exf5 Rh1 39. Ke3 Re1+ 40. Kf2 Rh1 41. Ke3 Re1+ 42. Kd2 Rf1 43. Ke2 Rh1 44. Ra3 Rb7 45. Ke3 Re1+ 46. Kd2 Rbb1 47. Nc3 Rbc1 48. Re4 Rh1 49. Rb3 Nb4 50. Rbxb4 axb4 51. Rxb4 Rcf1 52. Rb7 Rxf3 53. Rxc7+ Kf8 54. Ne4 Rh2+ 55. Kc3 Rhxh3 56. Rd7 Rh1 57. Kd4 Rd1 58. Ke5 Rfxd3 59. Nd6 Rc3 60. Kf6 Rxd6+ 61. Rxd6 Ke8 62. c6 g4 63. Kg7 Rc5 64. f6 Rg5+ 65. Kxh6 Rc5 66. Kg6 g3 67. f7+ Ke7 68. Rd7+ 1-0 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.01"] [Round "7.5"] [White "Harika, Dronavalli"] [Black "Ushenina, Anna"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2521"] [BlackElo "2487"] [ECO "D43"] [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"] [WhiteFideId "5015197"] [BlackFideId "14110911"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 Be7 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Qc2 O-O 9. Rd1 a6 10. a3 b6 11. Bd3 Bb7 12. O-O Rc8 13. e4 Nh5 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. cxd5 cxd5 16. exd5 Nf4 17. Qd2 Nxd3 18. Qxd3 exd5 19. Rfe1 Qd6 20. Nh4 g6 21. Qe3 Kg7 22. Qe7 Qxe7 23. Rxe7 Rfd8 24. f4 Kf8 25. Ree1 Re8 26. Nf3 Rxe1+ 27. Rxe1 b5 28. Kf2 Rc7 29. Ne5 Nb6 30. g4 Nc4 31. Nxc4 Rxc4 32. Ke3 b4 33. axb4 Rxb4 34. Re2 a5 35. Rc2 a4 36. h4 Rb3 37. g5 hxg5 38. fxg5 Rb4 39. Rd2 Rb3 40. Rc2 Rb4 41. Rd2 Rb3 42. Rc2 Rb4 43. Rd2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.01"] [Round "7.6"] [White "Koneru, Humpy"] [Black "Kosintseva, Tatiana"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2598"] [BlackElo "2494"] [ECO "D38"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Ragozin variation"] [WhiteFideId "5008123"] [BlackFideId "4133471"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. e3 O-O 9. Be2 Bd7 10. Qb3 dxc4 11. Qxc4 Bd6 12. O-O Qg6 13. Rfd1 Na5 14. Qd3 Qxd3 15. Bxd3 Nc6 16. Ne4 Nb4 17. Be2 Bc6 18. Nfd2 Rfd8 19. a3 Nd5 20. Rdc1 e5 21. Nxd6 cxd6 22. Nf3 e4 23. Nd2 Nb6 24. Nc4 Nxc4 25. Bxc4 a5 26. b4 axb4 27. axb4 b6 28. h4 Rxa1 29. Rxa1 d5 30. Bb3 Rd6 31. Ba4 Kf8 32. Bxc6 Rxc6 33. b5 Rf6 34. Ra8+ Ke7 35. Rg8 g6 36. Kf1 h5 37. Ke2 Kd7 38. Ra8 Ke7 39. Ra7+ Ke8 40. Rb7 Re6 41. f3 exf3+ 42. gxf3 Rd6 43. Kf1 Rf6 44. Kg2 Re6 45. Kf2 Rf6 46. Kg3 Re6 47. Kf4 Rf6+ 48. Ke5 Rxf3 49. Kd6 f5 50. Rxb6 Rxe3 51. Rb8+ Kf7 52. b6 Rb3 53. b7 Kg7 54. Kc6 Rc3+ 55. Kxd5 Rb3 56. Ke5 g5 57. d5 Rb5 58. Ke6 gxh4 59. d6 Rb6 60. Rc8 1-0 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.02"] [Round "8.1"] [White "Zhao, Xue"] [Black "Kosintseva, Tatiana"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2508"] [BlackElo "2494"] [ECO "E97"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "orthodox, Aronin-Taimanov variation (Yugoslav attack / Mar del Plata variation)"] [WhiteFideId "8601283"] [BlackFideId "4133471"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Nd2 a5 10. a3 Nd7 11. Rb1 f5 12. b4 Kh8 13. f3 Ng8 14. Qc2 Ngf6 15. Bd3 f4 16. Be2 Rf7 17. c5 dxc5 18. bxc5 Nxc5 19. Nb5 b6 20. Nc4 Ne8 21. Bb2 Re7 22. a4 Nd6 23. Ba3 Ndb7 24. Rfd1 Rd7 25. d6 cxd6 26. Nbxd6 Nxd6 27. Nxb6 Ne6 28. Nxd7 Nd4 29. Rxd4 exd4 30. Nb6 Rb8 31. Bxd6 Qxd6 32. Nxc8 Rxb1+ 33. Qxb1 Qc5 34. Qb5 Qxc8 35. Qxa5 d3 36. Bd1 h5 37. Qd2 Qc5+ 38. Kf1 Qe3 39. Qxe3 fxe3 40. a5 Bd4 41. f4 h4 42. a6 Kg7 43. g3 hxg3 44. hxg3 Kf6 45. Bf3 Bc5 46. Ke1 Bb4+ 47. Kd1 Bc5 48. Ke1 Bb4+ 49. Kd1 Bc5 50. Ke1 Bb4+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.02"] [Round "8.2"] [White "Ushenina, Anna"] [Black "Koneru, Humpy"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2487"] [BlackElo "2598"] [ECO "D38"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Ragozin variation"] [WhiteFideId "14110911"] [BlackFideId "5008123"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd2 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Bd6 9. O-O e5 10. d5 Ne7 11. e4 h6 12. h3 a6 13. Qc2 Ng6 14. Be2 Qe7 15. Rfe1 Bd7 16. Be3 c6 17. dxc6 Bxc6 18. a3 Rac8 19. Nd2 Nf4 20. Bf1 b5 21. Qb3 Bc5 22. Bxc5 Qxc5 23. Qb4 Qa7 24. Nf3 Rfe8 25. Rad1 a5 26. Qb3 b4 27. axb4 axb4 28. Qxb4 Rb8 29. Qa3 Qb7 30. Qa6 Qxa6 31. Bxa6 Rxb2 32. Bf1 Rc2 33. Nd5 N4xd5 34. exd5 Bxd5 35. Nxe5 Ra8 36. Rc1 Rxc1 37. Rxc1 g5 38. f3 Re8 39. Ng4 Kg7 40. Nxf6 Kxf6 41. Kf2 Ra8 42. Rc2 Ra3 43. Rd2 Ke5 44. Re2+ Kf6 45. Rd2 Ke5 46. Re2+ Kf6 47. Rd2 Ke5 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.02"] [Round "8.3"] [White "Zhu, Chen"] [Black "Harika, Dronavalli"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2461"] [BlackElo "2521"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "classical variation (5.Bf4)"] [WhiteFideId "8600546"] [BlackFideId "5015197"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 Ne4 8. Rc1 f5 9. Ne5 Bf6 10. Nxd7 Bxd7 11. Be2 c6 12. Nxe4 fxe4 13. O-O Bg5 14. Be5 Bf6 15. Bg3 Bh4 16. Be5 Bf6 17. Bg3 Bh4 18. Be5 Bf6 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.02"] [Round "8.4"] [White "Ju, Wenjun"] [Black "Hou, Yifan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "WGM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2559"] [BlackElo "2661"] [ECO "E06"] [Opening "Catalan"] [Variation "closed, 5.Nf3"] [WhiteFideId "8603006"] [BlackFideId "8602980"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4 Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 Bd5 11. Qc2 Be4 12. Qd1 h6 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Nc3 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 c6 16. Qb3 Qc7 17. Rfd1 a5 18. Rac1 Bg5 19. e3 Qe7 20. Ne4 Na6 21. Nxg5 hxg5 22. e4 Nb4 23. d5 exd5 24. exd5 cxd5 25. Bxd5 Rac8 26. Bg2 Rxc1 27. Rxc1 Rd8 28. Rd1 b6 29. h3 Rxd1+ 30. Qxd1 Qf6 31. Qd2 g6 32. b3 Kg7 33. Bb7 Qe5 34. Kg2 Qf6 35. Kg1 Qe5 36. Kg2 Qf6 37. Kg1 Qe5 1/2-1/2 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.02"] [Round "8.5"] [White "Danielian, Elina"] [Black "Muminova, Nafisa"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "WGM"] [WhiteElo "2490"] [BlackElo "2315"] [ECO "A09"] [Opening "Reti opening"] [WhiteFideId "13300210"] [BlackFideId "14201526"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. b3 Nbd7 6. Bb2 Bd6 7. Qc2 O-O 8. Be2 Re8 9. h3 e5 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Nb5 Nf8 12. Rc1 a6 13. Nxd6 Qxd6 14. O-O N6d7 15. Qc7 Qe7 16. Rc2 Ne6 17. Qa5 e4 18. Nd4 Qg5 19. Nxe6 Rxe6 20. Rfc1 Re8 21. f4 exf3 22. Bxf3 b5 23. Qc7 Nf8 24. h4 Qf5 25. Qg3 g6 26. Rc5 Bb7 27. Rc7 Bc8 28. R7c5 Bb7 29. e4 Rxe4 30. Bxe4 Qxe4 31. Re1 Qf5 32. Rc7 Bc8 33. Qc3 f6 34. Qxf6 Qxf6 35. Bxf6 Nd7 36. Bd4 Kf8 37. Rec1 1-0 [Event "Sharjah WGP 2014"] [Site "Sharjah UAE"] [Date "2014.09.02"] [Round "8.6"] [White "Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs"] [Black "L'Ami, Alina"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "WGM"] [BlackTitle "WGM"] [WhiteElo "2346"] [BlackElo "2446"] [ECO "A45"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [WhiteFideId "4900839"] [BlackFideId "1210246"] [EventDate "2014.08.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Ne2 h5 6. h3 c5 7. O-O cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. Be3 Qc8 10. Kh2 Nc6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bd4 O-O 13. c4 Be6 14. b3 a5 15. Nc3 Rd8 16. Na4 Ra6 17. Qd2 c5 18. Bc3 Qc7 19. Rad1 Bd7 20. f4 Bxa4 21. bxa4 Nd7 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 23. Qc3+ Kg8 24. Rb1 Nb6 25. Qc2 Qd7 26. Rb5 Qe6 27. Rc1 h4 28. gxh4 Qf6 29. Qd2 Qxh4 30. Bf3 Qf6 31. e5 Qe6 32. Bb7 Nxc4 33. Rxc4 Qxc4 34. Bxa6 Qxa4 35. Rxa5 Qe4 36. Bf1 c4 37. Bg2 Qf5 38. exd6 c3 39. Rxf5 cxd2 40. Rd5 exd6 41. Rxd2 1-0 

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