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A second solid draw in Tirana

The second game (courtesy of Fide and Anastasiya Karlovich)
Hou Yifan was unable to obtain anything against Humpy Koneru who opted for the solid Petroff Defence in the second game of the Women's World championship match. The third game will be on Thursday the 17th of November after a rest day on Wednesday.

So summing up the second game:

White Rating Country Result Black Rating Country Moves Opening
Hou Yifan 2578 CHN 0.5-0.5 Humpy Koneru 2600 IND 42 Petroff's Defence

Here are a few details about the players:

Name Rating Country Age Highest ever rating World rank Points
Hou Yifan 2578 China 17 2612 (May 2011) 3 1
Humpy Koneru 2600 India 24 2623 (July 2009) 2 1

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

More information from the World Chess Federation website:

http://www.fide.com/

and

http://www.wwcc2011tirana.com


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