Karpov-Hou match in Hainan

(1) Hou,Yifan (2577) - Karpov,Anatoly (2619) [C49]
Match Sanya/Hainan/China (1), 06.11.2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 d6 7.Bg5 Bxc3 8.bxc3 Qe7 9.Re1 a6 10.Bxc6 bxc6 11.d4 a5 12.Rb1 Qe6 13.a3 Nd7 14.Nh4 f6 15.Bc1 Nb6 16.Nf5 Nc4 17.Ne3 Ba6 18.f4 Nxe3 19.Bxe3 Qc4 20.Qd2 Rae8 21.fxe5 fxe5 22.Bf2 h6 23.h3 Rf7 24.Bg3 Kh7 25.Kh2 Bb5 26.Rbd1 Re6 27.Ra1 Ba4 28.dxe5 dxe5 29.Rac1 Qc5 30.Qe3 Qxe3 31.Rxe3 Rd7 32.Rd3 Rdd6 33.Kg1 Bb5 34.Rdd1 Be2 35.Re1 Rd2 36.Bf2 Bb5 37.Be3 Rd7 38.Rcd1 Red6 39.Rxd6 cxd6 40.Bb6 a4 41.Be3 c5 42.Kf2 Rf7+ 43.Kg3 Rf6 44.Bd2? Putting the bishop on a square where it can be attacked by the black rook on f2. 44...Kg8? [44...Bf1!-+ ] 45.Re3? Bc6? [45...Bf1!-+ ] 46.Re2 Rf1! 47.Be1 Kf7 48.c4 Ke6 49.Bd2 Ra1 50.Re3 Ra2 51.Kf3 Rxc2 52.Bc3 Bb7 53.g3 Ba6 54.Be1 Bxc4 Black has picked off two pawns, and has the powerful bishop pair. The game is lost for White. 55.Rc3 Be2+ 56.Ke3 Ra2 57.Bd2 Bf1 58.h4 Bh3 59.Bc1 Bf1 60.Bd2 Kd7 61.Bc1 Kc6 62.Kf3 Be2+ 63.Ke3 Bh5 64.Bd2 Bg4 65.Kd3 Kb5 66.Ke3 0-1

(2) Karpov,Anatoly (2619) - Hou,Yifan (2577) [D38]
Match Sanya/Hainan/China (2), 07.11.2010
[Robot 4]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 c5 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.dxc5 h6 9.Bd2 Bxc5 10.e3 0-0 11.Bd3 a6 12.0-0 Bd6 13.Rfd1 Nc5 14.Be2 b5 15.Be1 Bb7 16.b4 Nce4 17.a4 Rc8 18.Qb2 bxa4 19.Rxa4 Qc7 20.Na2 Ng5 21.h4 Nxf3+ 22.Bxf3 Bh2+ 23.Kh1 Be5 24.Qe2 Ne4 25.Ra3 Qe7 26.g3 d4 27.Kg1 Nc3 28.Nxc3 Bxf3 29.Qxf3 dxc3 30.Qe4 c2 31.Rc1 f5 32.Qd5+ Kh7 33.Qb3 Qf7 34.Qxf7 Rxf7 35.Ra2 Rfc7 36.h5 Rc6 37.f4 Bf6 38.Kf2 g6 39.hxg6+ Kxg6 40.Kf3 h5 41.Ke2 Kf7 42.Kd3 Rd8+ 1/2-1/2

(3) Hou,Yifan (2578) - Karpov,Anatoly (2619) [C67]
Match Sanya/Hainan/China (3), 08.11.2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 h6 10.h3 Bd7 11.b3 Ne7 12.Bb2 Kc8 13.Rad1 b6 14.Ne2 Ng6 15.Nd2 a5 16.a4 Ne7 17.Rfe1 Nd5 18.Nf3 Bb4 19.c3 Bc5 20.c4 Nb4 21.Ned4 Be6 22.Bc3 Kb7 23.Nxe6 fxe6 24.Rd7 Rhg8 25.Re2 Na6 26.Ne1 Raf8 27.Rdd2 h5 28.g3 g5 29.Kg2 Bb4 30.Bxb4 axb4 31.Nd3 c5 32.Ne1 Nb8 33.g4 hxg4 34.hxg4 Nc6 35.Nf3 Rxf3 36.Kxf3 Nd4+ 37.Rxd4 cxd4 38.Rd2 c5 39.Kg2 Rh8 40.f3 Kc6 41.Rd3 Kd7 42.Rd2 1/2-1/2

(4) Karpov,Anatoly (2619) - Hou,Yifan (2577) [E37]
Match Sanya/Hainan/China (4), 10.11.2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 Ne4 7.Qc2 c5 8.dxc5 Nc6 9.e3 Qa5+ 10.Bd2 Nxd2 11.Qxd2 dxc4 12.Qxa5 Nxa5 13.Rc1 b5 14.cxb6 Bb7 15.bxa7 Ke7 16.Ne2 Rxa7 17.Nc3 Rb8 18.Na2 Bd5 19.Nb4 Nc6 20.Nxc6+ Bxc6 21.Rxc4 Ba4 22.Rb4 Rxb4 23.axb4 Bb5 24.f3 Ra1+ 25.Kf2 Rb1 1/2-1/2

(5) Karpov,Anatoly (2619) - Hou,Yifan (2577) [D38]
Match rapid Sanya/Hainan/China (1), 11.11.2010

1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Qa4+ Nc6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.e3 0-0 10.Be2 Be6 11.0-0 a6 12.Qc2 Bd6 13.a3 Rad8 14.Na4 Bc8 15.Nc5 g5 16.Rac1 Qg7 17.Qb3 Na5 18.Qc3 Nc6 19.Qb3 Na5 20.Qa4 g4 21.Ne1 Nc6 22.g3 Rfe8 23.Bd3 Ne7 24.Qb3 a5 25.Ng2 b6 26.Na4 Be6 27.Nc3 c6 28.Ne2 Rb8 29.Qa4 Bd7 30.Nef4 Qg5 31.b4 Ra8 32.Qb3 a4 33.Qc2 Kg7 34.Qb2 b5 35.Nh4 Rac8 36.Rfe1 Nf5 37.Bxf5 Bxf5 38.Nxf5+ Qxf5 39.Ng2 Qd7 40.Rf1 Qf5 41.Qe2 Qg5 42.f3 h5 43.Rf2 Re6 44.Rcf1 Rc7 45.fxg4 Qxg4 46.Qd2 Rg6 47.Nf4 Rg5 48.Rg2 Re7 49.h3 Qd7 50.h4 Bxf4 51.Rxf4 Rg4 52.Kf2 Qe6 53.Qd3 Rg6 54.Rg1 Kf8 55.Ke2 Ke8 56.Rf3 Qg4 57.Kf2 Re4 58.Rf4 Qe6 59.Qe2 Rg4 60.Qf3 Ke7 61.Re1 Qg6 62.Rc1 Re6 63.Re1 Re4 64.Rc1 Re6 1/2-1/2

(6) Hou,Yifan (2577) - Karpov,Anatoly (2619) [C93]
Match rapid Sanya/Hainan/China (2), 11.11.2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Bb7 10.d4 Re8 11.Nbd2 Bf8 12.a3 h6 13.d5 Nb8 14.Nh2 c6 15.dxc6 Nxc6 16.Ng4 Nxg4 17.hxg4 Na5 18.Bd5 Be7 19.b4 Nc6 20.Qf3 Rf8 21.Nf1 Qd7 22.Ng3 Nd8 23.Nf5 Ne6 24.Rd1 Bxd5 25.Rxd5 Rfd8 26.g3 Qe8 27.Be3 Rac8 28.Rd3 Rc6 29.Rad1 Rdc8 30.Bd2 Qf8 31.Kg2 Rd8 32.Qe2 Bg5 33.Rh1 Rd7 34.Bxg5 Nxg5 35.f3 Qc8 36.Qd2 a5 37.Rd1 [37.Rxh6 gxh6 38.Nxh6+ Kh8 39.Qxg5 ] 37...axb4 38.axb4 Qa8 39.Qe2 Qa3 40.Nxd6 Rxc3 41.Rxc3 Qxc3 42.Nxb5 Qc6 43.Rxd7 Qxd7 44.Nc3 Ne6 45.Nd5 Qa4 46.Qb2 Qd1 47.Ne3 Qd3 48.Kf2 Nd4 49.Qa2 g6 50.Qb2 Kg7 51.Qa2 Qc3 52.b5 Nxb5 53.Qd5 Nc7 54.Qd1 Ne6 55.Qc2 Qb4 56.Qc4 Qb2+ 57.Qe2 1/2-1/2

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