Draw in 61 moves
The fifth game of the Women’s World Championship Match also finished in a draw. According to regulations and drawing of colors, Hou Yifan had white pieces for the second time in a row. Once again Keres Attack appeared on the board and both teams seemed ready for theoretical battle.
It was Anna Ushenina who chose another line compare to the previous game, nevertheless, as in the fourth round, the game was transferred to the ending quite quickly. Anna Ushenina managed to get quite promising position but missed her chance to fight for advantage after 21…Rh4. Hou Yifan was defending precisely and didn’t give another chance to her opponent.
Match score after Round 5
Hou, Yifan CHN 3½
Ushenina, Anna UKR 1½