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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...

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  • Hou Yifan triumphs, lower positions for Harika, Humpy

      News Source: NewKerala | 1 month 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 | 8 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 | 10 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 | 11 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
  • Former Women's Chess Champion Close to Regaining Title

      News Source: International Herald Tribune | 11 months ago
    Multimedia Each player earns one point for a victory and half a point for a draw...The champion will earn 120,000 euros, about $160,000, and the runner-up 80,000 euros, about $106,000...Hou, 19, a Chinese grandmaster, won the title in 2010 and
  • Ex-Champion Takes Solid Lead in Fight for Chess Title

      News Source: International Herald Tribune | 11 months ago
    Hou Yifan, a Chinese grandmaster, may soon be the former and future queen of chess. Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines...Hou , 19, the women's world champion in 2010 and 2011 , is playing for the current title in
  • Past Women's Chess Champion Moves Quickly in Bid to Retake Title

      News Source: International Herald Tribune | 11 months ago
    Hou is 19 years old and one of the greatest prodigies in the game's history. She has ranked among the top 10 women in the world since she was 12, she became a grandmaster at 14 years, 6 months the 15th youngest on record and when she won the


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