Hou Yifan loses in round 9!
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Round 9 of the women Gran Prix in Rostov saw tournament leader Hou Yifan go down in flames to K.Lahno of the Ukraine. Going into the round the chinese star was 2 full points ahead of the field. Although still in the lead (2 rounds to go), this kind of loss might open the door to those immediately behind her should Yifan not recover her confidence tomorrow.