25 Desember 2010

Hou Yifan The New Chess Queen

16 year old Hou Yifan (February 27, 1994) has just captured the Women's World Championship title! She won the rapid playoff against WGM Ruan Lufei by the score of 3-1!

Yifan is now the youngest Chess Queen in history. Congratulations!

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31 Oktober 2010

Nanjing R10: Magnus wins with 2900+ performance

Afterwards Magnus, sporting new digs, a new hairstyle and his trademark smile picks
up his 80,000 Euro first place prize


12 April 2010

GM Hou Yifan is KL Open 2010 Champion

-As previously reported 16-year-old wonder-girl GM Hou Yifan was crowned champion of the Third Kuala Lumpur Open Chess Tournament 2010, which concluded at Hotel Olympic Sports on Monday. The Chinese girl became richer with the first prize of RM 10,000 (Malaysia Ringgits = US $3,100 or €2,300) and the glittering DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah Trophy.
-Girl wonder and chess prodify GM Hou Yifan from China is the new champion of the 3rd KL Open Chess Tournament 2010 which concluded today at Hotel Olympic Sports, KL.
Yifan, had a runwaway win after the penultimate round with a commanding one point lead. She took home with her the 1st prize of RM 10000 and the DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah Trophy.
Photo by KLchess.com
Photo by KLchess.com

Hou Yifan will finish the tournament by facing off with Indonesian GM Megaranto Susanto who has six points, trailing by a full point behind, Hou Yifan. Her domination in this tournament is complete if she either draws or wins against Megaranto. Hou Yifan has stayed at the top board throughout this tournament, except for the first round, her favourite table, it seems.
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