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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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  • Hou Yifan triumphs, lower positions for Harika, Humpy

      News Source: NewKerala | 22 days ago
    Hou drew her 11th and last round with Elina Danielian from Armenia Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Another Chinese player, Ju Wenjun, and Danielian scored 7 points each from 11 rounds, but the Chinese finished runner-up thanks to her win over the Armenian
  • Chinese Hou again leads FIDE women grand prix fifth leg

      News Source: China Peoples Daily | 1 month ago
    Hou, winner of last season's grand prix title, has garnered 3.5 points from four rounds now five days into the Lopota single round-robin tournament while half a point away are Ju Wenjun also of China and Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia and Harika
  • Play it by ear: Chess on the radio

      News Source: The Independent | 7 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

Hou Yifan Blogs

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

      Blog Source: susanpolgar.blogspot.com | 7 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 | 7 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 | 7 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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