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B81: Meeting the Keres Attack, Hou Yifan Style
01/31/13 at 22:59:56
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This game shows a new way to play against the Keres Attack. Hou Yifan hasn't shown any fear against the Keres Attack in her previous games, but playing 7...e5 is almost unheard of!

It's only occurred a handful of times in GM practice. 8.Bb5+ is slightly more popular than Harikrishna's 8.Nf5.

So, is this just a one-off try by Hou Yifan, or has she found a way to equalise here?

Here's the game:

[Event "75th Tata Steel GpA"]
[Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"]
[Date "2013.01.23"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Harikrishna, P."]
[Black "Hou, Yifan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B81"]
[WhiteElo "2698"]
[BlackElo "2603"]
[PlyCount "110"]
[EventDate "2013.01.12"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. g4 h6 7. h4 e5 8. Nf5
Nc6 9. Bg2 g6 10. Ne3 Be6 11. Ncd5 Bxd5 12. exd5 Ne7 13. Qe2 Bg7 14. Qb5+ Qd7
15. Qxd7+ Nxd7 16. Bd2 Rc8 17. Bb4 Nc5 18. O-O-O O-O 19. h5 Bf6 20. Kb1 Kg7 21.
Nf1 Bg5 22. Ng3 b6 23. Bxc5 bxc5 24. Ne4 Rcd8 25. hxg6 fxg6 26. Rh3 Rf4 27. Ra3
Rxg4 28. Bf3 Rf4 29. Rxa7 Rxf3 30. Nxg5 hxg5 31. Rxe7+ Kf6 32. Re6+ Kf5 33. Rd2
g4 34. c3 Kg5 35. Re2 Rdf8 36. Rxd6 Rxf2 37. Rxe5+ R8f5 38. Re3 R5f3 39. Re5+
Rf5 40. Re3 R2f3 41. Ree6 Rf6 42. Re5+ R3f5 43. Rxf6 Rxe5 44. Rf1 Rxd5 45. Kc2
Rf5 46. Rg1 c4 47. Kd2 Rf2+ 48. Ke3 Rxb2 49. Ra1 g3 50. Kf3 g2 51. Kg3 Rxa2 52.
Rb1 Kf5 53. Kh2 Ke4 54. Rd1 Kf3 55. Rd6 Ra5 0-1



  
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