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Four leaders after sixth rounds
IMG 9973Tatiana Kosintseva and Bela Khotenashvili outplayed Viktorija Cmilyte and Batchimeg Tuvshintugs respectively and joined the group of leaders.  Katerina Lagno and Anna Muzychuk finished their games in draws and also share the first place with 4 out of 6. After 5 draws in the previous rounds World Champion Anna Ushenina won the first game in the tournament and is half a point behind of the leaders. Her opponent Alexandra Kosteniuk lost the third game in a row. Olga Girya played very confidently against former world champion Hou Yifan and made a draw after 70 moves.
Game of the day - round 5
IMG 9905(1) Muzychuk,Anna - Hou,Yifan [B52]

Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva (5.5), 08.05.2013


Very important game of 1 and 2 seeded players in the tournament. Anna told, that she did not win against Hou Yifan for a long time - last victory was in Krasnoturjinsk in 2007! So, the game was very principial and Anna decided not to play main lines, but to chose side line, which promised White good results recently. Even World Champion Anand lost twice here.
Round 5: Anna Muzychuk defeats Hou Yifan to catch Katerina Lagno in first place.
IMG 9811The key game of the round five was the encounter between number one and number two in the tournament Hou Yifan and Anna Muzychuk. Slovenian player outplayed Hou Yifan and shares the first place with Ukrainian Katerina Lagno who drew her game against Anna Ushenina. Two Russian players Alexandra Kosteniuk and Olga Girya lost their games against Bela Khotenashvili and Ju Wenjun respectively. Another Russian Tatiana Kosintseva had winning position against Tuvshintugs Batchimeg but missed her chances a few times today. Viktorija Cmilyte and Nana Dzagnidze were the last to finish their game in a draw after 72 moves.
Game of the day - round 4
IMG 9175Hou,Yifan - Cmilyte,Viktorija [B52]

Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva (4.4), 06.05.2013
[GM Adrian Mikhalchishin]

Hou Yifan lost in 3 round against the outsider from Mongolia, and got a strong reprimend from her mother, who accompanies her on most tournaments and Hou Yifan was ready to strike back in Round 4. But she played not so convincingly against Viktoria and in the past-we remember the fantastic win of Viktoria in a Sicilian last year in Kazan.

Viktoria used the same approach, playing the former World Champion, as I taught my pupil Betul Yildiz in the last few years. It is simple -Hou Yifan is fantastic, a fine technical player, and the only way to play successfully against her is to challenge her from the start. It means to attack as soon as possible, hmm, but it is tremendousely difficult. You have to show her ,that you are not afraid of her.

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