Reigning Women’s World Chess Champion Anna Ushenina of Ukraine held her ground and drew the second game with Challenger Hou Yifan at the World Chess Championship currently on in China. Ushenina trails in the match as she lost the first game. Read a full report on Round 2 on Chess Blog. You can replay the game in the Chess King applet below.


Hou, Yifan – Ushenina, Anna

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: taizhou
Date: 2013.09.12
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