Draw in first game

Humpy Koneru kept trying for 80 moves with the White pieces, but was unable to shake Hou Yifan's resolve. So the first of ten classical games ended in a draw. World Champion Hou Yifan with have White in the next game.

So summing up the first game:

White Rating Country Result Black Rating Country Moves Opening
Humpy Koneru 2600 IND 0.5-0.5 Hou Yifan 2578 CHN 80 Catalan Opening

Here are a few details about the players:

Name Rating Country Age Highest ever rating World rank
Hou Yifan 2578 China 17 2612 (May 2011) 3
Humpy Koneru 2600 India 24 2623 (July 2009) 2

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