China’s Hou Yifan, the Challenger, has taken a two-point lead against reigning Women’s World Chess Champion, Anna Ushenina of Ukraine. Here’s the third game of the match where Black crushed the champion. The match is being played in Taizhou, China. Read a report on Chess Blog. You can replay the game in the Chess King applet below.


Ushenina, Anna – Hou, Yifan

Result: 0-1
Site: Taizhou
Date: 2013.09.14
[…] 1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e6 3.♘c3 ♗b4 4.♕c2 O-O 5.e4 d5 6.e5 ♘e4 7.♗d3 c5 8.♘f3 cxd4 9.♘xd4 ♘d7 10.♗f4 ♘dc5 11.O-O ♗xc3 12.bxc3 ♗d7 13.♗e2 ♘a4 14.cxd5 exd5 15.c4 ♖c8 16.♕b3 dxc4 17.♗xc4 ♘ac3 18.a4 ♗xa4 19.♖xa4 ♘xa4 20.♘f5 ♘ac3 21.e6 ♖xc4 22.♕xc4 b5 23.♕b3 ♕d3 24.exf7+ ♖xf7