Sunday 15 September 2013

Catching up

I've been catching random bits of chess news since my holiday started, but it time to catch up properly.
The big news event at the moment is the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis, where Magnus Carlsen leads the strong 4 player (Aronian, Nakamura, Kamsky) event. The final round is today, starting at a time I am yet to work out.
The other big event is the Women's World Championship match in China. Former champion Hou Yifan is playing current champion Anna Ushenina. After 3 games Yifan has taken a two point lead (wins in games 1&3). Interestingly both wins have been with the black pieces. The match is over a short 10 games, so it will be a test of the theory that the player in front can now coast to victory by drawing their remaining games.

Ushenina,Anna - Yifan,Hou [E32]
Womens World Championship, 14.09.2013

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