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The Full English Breakfast #17
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 17:56
Super Grandmaster? Sadler sadly behind, and a Short Island Iced Tea for Hou Yifan! Yes please! Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #17 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The Full English Breakfast...
Nigel Short beats Hou Yifan in blitz playoff, wins in Gibraltar
Thursday, February 02, 2012 19:05
English grandmaster Nigel Short won the 10th Tradewise Chess Festival in Gibraltar on Thursday after beating Hou Yifan of China in a blitz playoff. Both players had finished on 8/10. Event Tradewise Chess Festival | PGN via TWIC Dates January 24th-February 2nd, 2012 Location Gibraltar, UK System 10-round Swiss, different groups Players Top...
Hou Yifan continues to beat 2700s, now in sole lead in Gibraltar
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 23:00
Reigning Women's World Champion Hou Yifan is showing very impressive chess in Gibraltar. After beating Judit Polgar and earlier Zoltan Almasi, in the last two rounds the Chinese grandmaster added two more 2700 scalps: Le Quang Liem and Alexei Shirov. With one round to go, she is in sole first position with 7.5/9.  Hou Yifan grabbed the lead in...
Gibraltar: Hou Yifan beats Polgar in historical clash, Adams in sole lead
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:32
Hou Yifan, reigning World Champion, defeated Judit Polgar, the best female chess player ever, in their first over-the-board encounter on Monday in Gibraltar. The two ladies faced each other in the 7th round of the Tradewise Chess Festival's Masters tournament and the Chinese grandmaster won an endgame that started from a Sicilian, Taimanov...
Meanwhile, Gibraltar is under way and Polgar will give a Masterclass
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Friday, January 27, 2012 16:10
Besides the Tata Steel tournament, another strong event has started a few days ago: the 2012 Tradewise Chess Festival. After three rounds only Nigel Short, Mickey Adams, Hou Yifan, Sabino Brunello and Ruben Felgaer still have a 100% score. Event Tradewise Chess Festival | PGN via TWIC Dates January 24th-February 2nd, 2012 Location Gibraltar, UK...
Carlsen tops January FIDE rating list with 2835
Sunday, January 01, 2012 20:30
For the third year in a row Magnus Carlsen tops the FIDE rating list at the start of the new year. The Norwegian reached his career's highest Elo: 2835 - only 16 points below Garry Kasparov's peak rating of 2851 which the 13th World Champion reached in July 1999. On the previous list (November 2011) Carlsen equaled his earlier highest rating of...
Mikhail Gorbachev closes Women's World Championship
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Thursday, December 01, 2011 9:51
Mikhail Gorbachev closed the Women's World Championship match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Konery on Wednesday. The closing ceremony was held in the Presidential Palace in the capital of Albania on the evening of the 30th of November. Report & photos © FIDE by Anna Burtasova & Anastasiya Karlovich The ceremony was attended by Mikhail...
Hou Yifan: 'The World Champion title did not change me'
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Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:30
In an interview taken by Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova on the day after the decisive 8th game of the WWCC match, 17-year-old World Champion Hou Yifan from China talks about the match, the hospital story, her hobbies and her view on life. Photos & interview © FIDE by Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova Congratulations on the...
WWCh G8: Game drawn, Hou Yifan retains world title
Thursday, November 24, 2011 18:29
Hou Yifan retained her world title on Thursday in Tirana, Albania after drawing the 8th match game with Humpy Koneru. The reigning Women's World Champion was and is Hou Yifan | All photos © FIDE by Anna Burtasova & Anastasiya Karlovich Event Women's World Championship | PGN via TWIC Dates November 13th-30th, 2011 Location Tirana, Albania...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 23:20
Hou Yifan needs only one draw in the last three games of the Women's World Championship Match to retain her world title. The Chinese grandmaster also won the 7th match game against Humpy Koneru of India on Wednesday in Tirana, Albania. Hou Yifan needs a draw on Thursday to retain her world title | All photos © FIDE by Anna Burtasova &...

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