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Yifan Hou vs Francisco Vallejo Pons
Corus Group B (2009), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-31
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  1-0

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Jan-31-09  dumbgai: Brutal attack by White. Grabbing pawns that open up lines against your king is always risky business.
Jan-31-09  Strongest Force: A very pleasant surprise! Maybe Yifan can get that even score i hoped she could get by winning her last round game!
Feb-01-09  Ashram64: very strong play by yi fan, should get an award for this game
Feb-01-09  syracrophy: Humiliating for Vallejo! What a shame of black's play! A complete mess! 17...♕h2?, 18...♕xh3?, 19...♕xg4? What the heck was thinking this guy! Brilliant game of the chinese girl!
Feb-05-09  toastie: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...
Oct-06-10  Pygeum Lycopene: this game plays like a Morphy vs NN encounter.
Dec-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Paco got stomped.
Dec-29-10  izimbra: 18.Nce2 was brilliant. At medium ply, chess engines actually have trouble seeing the trap: the only escape route for the black Q, back to d7, means that the Bc8 is no longer protecting e6.
Jul-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: when interviewed by NIC, GM Hou Yifan cited this as her best game so far.

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