This position is from the game Hou Yifan – Magnus Carlsen in Round 9 at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013. The former women’s world chess champion put up a spirited fight against the World No. 1. Can you win this position as Black from here on? Replay the full game with Chess King, watch the post-game video and read a full report on Round 9 at Chess Blog.


Hou,Yifan (2603) – Carlsen,M (2861)

Result: 0-1
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.22
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