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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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  • 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
  • Former Women's Chess Champion Close to Regaining Title

      News Source: International Herald Tribune | 7 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 | 7 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 | 8 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
  • FIDE President nominates Hou Yifan and Wei&...

      News Source: China Peoples Daily | 9 months ago
    Hou Yifan and Wei Yi to participate in the World Cup 2013. "Intellectual sports are growing in popularity, particularly among young people...A former women's world champion, Hou was the youngest ever to win the title at the age of 16. Her countryman
  • Chess: Chess: World Championship to Be Held in India

      News Source: International Herald Tribune | 12 months ago
    The World Chess Federation has decided that the World Championship match in November will be held in Chennai, India , the hometown of the titleholder, Viswanathan Anand , and that the prizes will total $2.55 million. Magnus Carlsen , the Norwegian


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