Chinese prodigy Hou Yifan has just beat beat the top seed Koneru Humpy from India in the 1st game of the 2008 Women World Championship in Nalchik, Russia. In another semifinal, Alexandra Kosteniuk (photo left) beat world first GM - Pia Cramling in the first game.
WGM Hou Yifan (2557) - GM Koneru Humpy (2622) 2008 Women World Championship, Nalchik, Russia . Game 1, 10.09.2008
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0–0 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 c5 13.d5 g6 14.Nf1 Nh5 15.Bh6 Re8 16.b3 Bf8 17.Be3 Nb6 18.a4 bxa4 19.bxa4 Nc4 20.a5 Bc8 21.N3d2 Nxa5 22.Ra3 Bd7 23.Qa1 Nb7 24.Rb1 Qc7 25.Rxa6 Rxa6 26.Qxa6 Nd8 27.Nc4 f5 28.Qb6 Qxb6 29.Nxb6 f4 30.Nxd7 fxe3 31.Nxe3
White already have large advantage here. His pieces is more active to attack black weakness . Black d6 pawn is weak, and white is threatening move like Nc4 - Rb8 etc... 31...Bh6? this move create more problems for black. Her pieces especially the rook on e8 and knight on h5 is overburden with defensive task. Black should have play 31...Be7 releasing the burden of guarding the f6 square from her knight at h5. 32.g4 Re7 33.Ba4 Nf4 34.Rb8
now black will lost a piece..and the game 34...Kg7 35.Rxd8 Rf7 36.Nd1 Nxh3+ 37.Kg2 Nf4+ 38.Kf1 Bg5 39.Rb8 Nd3 40.Rb6 Rf4 41.Bb5 Nxf2 42.Nxf2 Bh4 43.Rxd6 Rxf2+ 44.Kg1 Rf4 45.Nxe5 Rxe4 46.Rd7+ Kg8 47.Nf3 Rxg4+ 48.Kf1 Bf6 49.Rc7 g5 50.Rxc5 Rf4 51.Kg2 g4 52.Nd4 h5 53.Rc8+ Kf7 54.d6 h4 55.Be8+ 1–0