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Hou Yifan

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Hou Yifan's Biography

Hou Yifan (Chinese: 侯逸凡; pinyin: Hóu Yìfán  pronunciation (help·info)) (born February 27, 1994, in Xinghua, Jiangsu, China) is a Chinese chess prodigy. She is the reigning Women's World Chess Champion, the youngest ever to win the title, as well as the youngest female player ever to qualify for the title of Grandmaster.

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  • Play it by ear: Chess on the radio

      News Source: The Independent | 4 months ago
    It might sound like the radio equivalent of watching snooker on a black and white television, but Across the Board, a new show coming to BBC Radio 4 that follows a series of chess games, is no joke. In fact, the series, which will be hosted by
  • In Polgar's footsteps

      News Source: Indian Express | 7 months ago
    The Anand-Carlsen Championship clash has grabbed most of the chess world's attention. Meanwhile, there has been another world title bout, a teenage champion reclaiming her crown and a former contender edging close to a rematch. Last month, 19-year
  • 19-Year-Old Regains Women's Chess Title in a Rout

      News Source: The New York Times | 7 months ago
    September 20, 2013 With a final rout of the reigning women's world chess champion, a 19-year-old grandmaster and former champion, Hou Yifan, regained the title on Friday in a match in Taizhou, China. Keith Bedford for The New York Times Now that the

Hou Yifan Blogs

  • Hou Yifan dominates 2nd day of Blitz at World Mind Games

      Blog Source: susanpolgar.blogspot.com | 4 months ago
    Day 2 of the women's blitz event, saw the reigning world champion, Hou Yifan breaks away from the field of competitors, to take a dominating lead, a full 2 point ahead of her closest rivals. Despite still a teenager, she will be 20 in February,&
  • 2013 WYCC Day 0.2 | Searching for Magnus Carlsen/Hou YiFan

      Blog Source: australian-junior-youth-chess.blogspot.com | 4 months ago
    I am afraid Day 0 ended with a whimper than a bang. We made it to the Opening Ceremony with literally seconds to spare with a very loud brass band on our tail into the auditorium (very nice auditorium) and sat on the plastic chairs at the back ..
  • 2013 WYCC Day 0 | Searching for Magnus Carlsen/Hou YiFan

      Blog Source: australian-junior-youth-chess.blogspot.com | 4 months ago
    Finally arrived at University of UAE where the 2013 WYCC is held. It has been an eventful and tiring journey which began with a supposedly 10:55 am Qantas flight from Sydney. Flight was delayed on the ground for 1.5 hrs as they have to ...

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