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Yifan Hou sole leader in the Gibraltar Chess Masters

The reigning Women World Champion Yifan Hou continued her fantastic run in the 2012 Gibraltar Chess Masters as she defeated top class Grandmaster Alexei Shirov to single out on the top of the standings heading into the final round.

Yesterday Yifan won against the Asia’s star Le Quang Liem and day before against the best female player of all time Judit Polgar.

In the other top games of the day Almasi ZoltanAdams Michael and Svidler Peter – Negi Parimarjan were drawn, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar beat Akobian Varuzhan, while Le Quang Liem recovered by scoring against Muzychuk Anna.

Replay the games with computer analysis. Round 10 live broadcast starts at 11:00 CET.

Hou Yifan visits the Rock Apes

Hou Yifan visits the Rock Apes

Watch the Master Class with IM Anna Zatonskih (runtime 68 mins):

Round 9 standings:

1. GM Hou Yifan CHN 2605 – 7.5

2-6. GM Adams Michael ENG 2724, GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2747, GM Short Nigel D ENG 2677, GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2700 and GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2680 – 7.0

7-15. GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2714, GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2717, GM Howell David W L ENG 2603, GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2700, GM Svidler Peter RUS 2749, GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2641, GM Erdos Viktor HUN 2634, GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2703 and GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2643 – 6.5

16-45. GM Gopal G N IND 2566, GM Polgar Judit HUN 2710, GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2535, GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2704, GM David Alberto LUX 2598, GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2710, GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2650, GM Brunello Sabino ITA 2581, GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2581, GM Akobian Varuzhan USA 2617, GM Rapport Richard HUN 2543, GM Zhu Chen QAT 2472, GM Fridman Daniel GER 2660, GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2699, GM Jussupow Artur GER 2569, GM Cramling Pia SWE 2491, GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce BRA 2497, GM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2505, GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2523, GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2683, GM Berg Emanuel SWE 2550, GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2524, GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2652, GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G ESP 2531, GM Iturrizaga Edoardo VEN 2649, GM Kanep Meelis EST 2509, GM Korchnoi Viktor SUI 2558, GM Cabrera Alexis ESP 2504, GM Womacka Mathias GER 2455 and IM Cernousek Lukas CZE 2438 – 6.0 etc

Top round 10 pairings:

GM Hou Yifan 2605 – GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747
GM Bologan Viktor 2680 – GM Adams Michael 2724
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 – GM Short Nigel D 2677
GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 – GM Svidler Peter 2749
GM Gustafsson Jan 2643 – GM Almasi Zoltan 2717
GM Negi Parimarjan 2641 – GM Le Quang Liem 2714
GM Erdos Viktor 2634 – GM Sutovsky Emil 2703
GM Howell David W L 2603 – GM Shirov Alexei 2710
GM Polgar Judit 2710 – GM Korchnoi Viktor 2558
GM Laznicka Viktor 2704 – GM Rapport Richard 2543

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