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Kevin Bonham
13-09-2013, 02:22 AM
Completely forgot this was on! 10 game match; Hou Yifan wins game 1 with black, game 2 drawn.

Denis_Jessop
13-09-2013, 09:56 PM
As the sahib said to the punkah wallah "Watch out who ye fan"

DJ

Adamski
13-09-2013, 10:44 PM
Nice one, Denis. Expecting a change of Woman's World Champion. Yifan has the might of China's GM's behind her.

Kevin Bonham
15-09-2013, 09:39 PM
Hou Yifan won game three. It's just a silly system because it pits the winner of a cycle likely to be determined on merit against the winner of one determined by a tournament with a large amount of luck. A better system would be to have something more similar to the open event and have the knockout event as a qualifying stage. Perhaps have the knockout winner and the GP winner play off to challenge the incumbent champion.

Agent Smith
16-09-2013, 11:21 AM
Hou Yifan won game three. It's just a silly system because it pits the winner of a cycle likely to be determined on merit against the winner of one determined by a tournament with a large amount of luck. A better system would be to have something more similar to the open event and have the knockout event as a qualifying stage. Perhaps have the knockout winner and the GP winner play off to challenge the incumbent champion.
Yes. But I'm quite enjoying it now, as Hou overwhelms Ushenina and will hopefully rack up a few more +1.

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2013, 01:00 PM
Game 4 drawn so 3-1 now.

Kevin Bonham
18-09-2013, 10:56 PM
Hou Yifan has now drawn all her white games and won all her black games. 4.5-1.5 so with four to go she is just a win or two draws away from sealing the deal and formally recovering her title.

Kevin Bonham
22-09-2013, 01:37 PM
I didn't bother paying attention at the time but Hou Yifan won game seven as well to seal the mismatch by the convincing score 5.5-1.5.

If what FIDE wants is a cycle of random winners being Women's World Champion one year and then losing their title in lopsided matches the next then they've got it! The system needs to be changed.

antichrist
22-09-2013, 01:43 PM
in GM Ian Rogers column in today's Sun Herald he goes through the A Ushenina Vs Hou, Yifan game 0-1 Opening Nimzo-Indian Defence

His text story was how Carlsen only needed a draw against Arionian to win the Tal Memorial, and Carlsen had been reduced to just moving his king back and forth. Arionian offered a draw but Carlsen refused and 27 moves later managed to win. PLayed like a champ Ian reckons and as a warning to Anand for their future tourney.