Friday, December 24, 2010

Hou Yifan Is Women’s World Champ!


Pix 1. GM Hou Yifan, the new Women’s World Chess Champion 2010 (picture courtesy of

25 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur – In Turkey, the Women’s World Chess Championship 2010 has produced the new Women’s Champion, GM Hou Yifan. She defeated WGM Ruan Lufei, 3-1 in the four rapid chess games held last night. They were tied 2-2 earlier after completing four classical games with a win each and a draw each.

During the playoffs last night, Hou Yifan was able to make the wins with white each time. Congratulations to the new Women’s World Champion, GM Hou Yifan!



Women's World Champion, GM Hou Yifan GM Hou Yifan interviewed by the media

(pictures courtesy of

Here is the fourth winning rapid game between World Champion, GM Hou Yifan of China against WGM Ruan, Lufei during the playoffs. She played 1.e4 and the Sicilian Defence transpired.

This is her second rapid game that GM Hou Yifan won as well during the playoffs. She played 1.e4 and the Caro-Kann Opening transpired.

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* chess-in-malaysia's blog or click here.

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