Gibraltar: Round 8 is Almost Over; World Champion Hou Yifan Beats Le Quang Liem

Время публикации: 31.01.2012 23:40 | Последнее обновление: 31.01.2012 23:40

The eighth round of the Gibraltar tournament is almost over. The leader Adams Mikhael drawn against Mamediyarov Shakhriyar, while the duel between two Indian players Negi and Sasikiran hasn't finished yet.  


Hou Yifan surprises once again, this time she beat the Vietnamese player Le Quang Liem whose rating is over 2700. 

HOU YIFAN (2605) - LE QUANG LIEM (2714)

34.Rxh6! gxh6 35.Qe6+ Kg7 36.Qd7+ Kg6 37.Ne6
37.Qe6+ is enough for White to draw.

Correct is 37...Rf7 38.Nf4+ Kg7 39.Nh5+ Kg8 40.Qe8+ Rf8 41.Qg6+ Kh8 42.Qxh6+ Kg8, which leads to the perpetual check.
38.Qg7+! Kh5 39.Nxf8
Now Black is about to lose and soon it is checkmated. 
39...Bxf8 40.Qf7+ 1-0

Svidler and Shirov also gained vicotries. Russian GM beat Dzagnidze Nana, while Latvian player took an upper hand on Jussupow Artur.

Watch the games of the day. 


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