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Koneru Humpy draws Game 5 against Hou Yifan
TNN | Nov 20, 2011, 11.13PM IST
CHENNAI: Koneru Humpy fought another bitter battle with black in the fifth game against world champion Hou Yifan of China and managed a draw in 43 moves in the Women’s World chess championship at Tirana ( Albania) on Sunday.
The 10-game series stands 3-2 in favour of Yifan, who had won the third game. The sixth game with Humpy having white will be played on Monday.
Humpy defended well after a well-analysed Ruy Lopez opening got simplified into an ending quickly. The queens got exchanged after 14 moves and both the players tried to test each other in a rooks and same-coloured bishop ending.
Though Humpy was in time pressure, it was not severe enough to land her in trouble. Eventually, after reaching dead end they shook hands.