Here is a nice game played between Ekaterina Kovalevskaya and Hou Yifan during the ninth round at the ongoing Women’s Chess Grand Prix in Jermuk. With this win, Yifan goes into sole lead! Find the full round report at Chess Blog.


Kovalevskaya Ekaterina – Hou Yifan

Result: 0-1
Site: Jermuk, ARM
Date: 2012.07.26
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