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Round 1: Hou Yifan draws first blood
IMG 2300Anna Ushenina managed to get pleasant advantage with white pieces in the first game of the Women’s world championship match but spent too much time in the opening and didn’t find the precise way to make more troubles for her opponent. The position was about equal when Women’s world champion lost track and let her opponent to get a dangerous contra play on the king’s side. Hou Yifan moved her knight from unfortunate square b7 to g5 to help in decisive attack on the White’s king. The first game of the Match has finished after 41 moves.
Opening ceremony: Anna Ushenina gets white pieces
IMG 1958The opening ceremony of the match was held in the future playing venue at the Taizhou Hotel on 10th of September.  Xiao Min, the vice-president of Chinese Olympic Committee and Assistant Director of National Sports Bureau, declared the Women’s World Championship Match open.

The drawing of the color of the first game was the important moment of the ceremony. FIDE Vice President Mr. Chu Bo was offered to choose from two red boxes and found the name of Hou Yifan.
FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship starts on 10th of September 2013
Hou Ushenina 200pxWomen’s World Chess Championship Match 2013 between the current World Champion Anna Ushenina of Ukraine and her challenger, Hou Yifan of China (former World Champion 2010-2012), is scheduled to start on 10th of September in the Taizhou Hotel (Taizhou, China).
The drawing of colours will be conducted during the opening ceremony which will take place at 3 p.m. on 10th of September in the Taizhou Hotel, and the colours reversed after game four (the player getting the white colour in game one plays game five with the black pieces). The time control is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
Women's World Chess Champion Anna Ushenina
ushenina 200px Anna Ushenina (born 30 August 1985) is a Ukrainian chess player and the Women's World Chess Champion since November 2012.

Current rating: 2500

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Challenger Hou Yifan
Hou Yifan 200px Hou Yifan (born February 27, 1994, in Xinghua, Taizhou, Jiangsu, China)  is Chinese chess player,  a former Women’s World Champion.

Current rating: 2609

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