Archive for Hou Yifan

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Hou Yifan
Saturday, September 14, 2013 19:24
A second win as Black has widened GM Hou Yifan's lead over GM Anna Ushenina in the 2013 Women's World Championship Match in Taizhou, China. The challenger drew an uneventful game in round two but won convincingly in round three. Hou Yifan again used the Nimzo-Indian but won in only 24 moves, as opposed to her opening-round win, which at least...
Hou Yifan, Ushenina
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 21:00
GM Hou Yifan (FIDE 2609) of China got out of the blocks early against GM Anna Ushenina (FIDE 2500) of Ukraine at the 2013 Women's World Championship in Taizhou, China. Playing in her home country, Hou is the former title holder, and seeks to retake her title from the current title holder. The match is taking place from September 10-28, 2013. The...
Cez Chess Trophy: Hou Yifan beats Navara in Armageddon
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Monday, June 17, 2013 9:14
Hou Yifan defeated David Navara on Friday in the Cez Chess Trophy match by the smallest possible margin. The 19-year-old Chinese won the all-decisive Armageddon game after all four classical games had ended in draws, and both players had exchanged victories in two blitz games. All photos © Anežka Kružíková The short match between Hou Yifan and...
Navara-Hou Yifan match starts with two draws
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Thursday, June 13, 2013 17:20
In his traditional Cez Chess Trophy match, David Navara this year faces Hou Yifan. The first two games ended in draws. The festival started with a simul by Hou Yifan, there is an exhibition on chess themes in heraldry, a quiz by GM Vlastimil Hort, a lecture by GM Robert Cvek on chess improvement and a lecture on the history of blindfold chess. All...
Tata Steel: the simuls
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013 12:23
Once a year, the small village of Wijk aan Zee is in the chess world’s spotlights thanks to the traditional Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The event is famous because for its super strong A-group, won this year by Magnus Carlsen, and a B- and C-group which could form a prestigious main tournament in any other city! By Lennart Ootes However, the Tata...
Levon Aronian and Hou Yifan win the blindfold event in Beijing
Thursday, December 20, 2012 17:10
Levon Aronian won the third and final chess event at the World Mind Games in Beijing: blindfold chess. The Armenian grandmaster scored 5.5/7 which was half a point more than Hikaru Nakamura. The bronze medal went to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Hou Yifan won the women's section ahead of Viktorija Cmilyte and Anna Zatonskih. Levon Aronian and Hou Yifan...
View of the playing hall in Khanty-Mansiysk
Saturday, November 17, 2012 13:00
Khanty-Mansiysk - The Women's World Championship is taking place from 11th November to 3rd December. The strongest 64 female chess players are playing in a World Cup (knock-out) format to determine who will unseat Hou Yifan as World Champion. The winner will face Hou in a World Championship match next year. View of the playing hall | Photos...
View of the playing hall in Khanty-Mansiysk
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 19:17
The Women's World Championship is taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk from 11th November to 3rd December. The strongest 64 female chess players will play in a World Cup (knock-out) format to determine who will unseat Hou Yifan as World Champion. The winner will face Hou in a World Championship match next year. (If Hou herself wins, she will face the...
Both games drawn in Hoogeveen on a day of surprises
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Saturday, October 27, 2012 0:51
The penultimate round of the Univé tournament in Hoogeveen saw two draws. Sergey Tiviakov built up a nice endgame advantage against Anish Giri, but then missed a good chance to catch Hikaru Nakamura in first place. The American kept his half point lead by drawing a slightly worse ending against Hou Yifan, where the presence of opposite-coloured...

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