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China's Inspiring Teen Age Womens World Chess Champion

At 16 years old, China's Hou Yifan has become the youngest person, male or female, to win a world championship. Her accomplishment reflects China's investment in education and human capital which the United States has yet to prioritize .   This is an inspiring story I love writing, for a nation's greatest wealth is its [...]

By |January 15th, 2011|news|Comments Off on China's Inspiring Teen Age Womens World Chess Champion

Your Comments on China and Chess

My Sunday column looks at the rise of China, through the prism of the new women's world chess champion, Hou Yifan. She's a 16-year-old schoolgirl, and an astonishing phenomenon. Until now, there has only been one woman to crack the top 100 in chess rankings, and that's Judit Polgar, by far the most impressive player [...]

By |January 9th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Your Comments on China and Chess

Chess: Gomez wrests solo lead in Vietnam Open Cup

Standings after four rounds: 4 points – J. Gomez (Philippines) 3.5 -- W. Zhou (China), L.Q. Liem (Vietnam), R. Bitoon (Philippines), Y. Yu (China) 3 – J. Zhao (China), C. Sang (Vietnam), D. Laylo (Philippines), Y. Wen (China), T.T. ,Tu (Vietnam),N.N., Truong Son (Vietnam), S. Lu (China), Y. Lu (China) VIETNAM, Jan. 7 (PNA) -- [...]

By |January 7th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Chess: Gomez wrests solo lead in Vietnam Open Cup

New Record Set for Youngest Chess Champion

Ms. Hou defeated another Chinese player, Ruan Lufei, in the final of the Women's World Chess Championship, which was held in Antakya, Turkey. In a telephone interview after the competition, Ms. Hou was excited, but also critical of her play against Ms. Ruan, a lower-ranked opponent. The final was decided in playoff games after the [...]

By |December 27th, 2010|news|Comments Off on New Record Set for Youngest Chess Champion

Record Set for World's Youngest Chess Champion

Ms. Hou defeated another Chinese player, Ruan Lufei, in the final of Women's World Chess Championship , which was held in Antakya, Turkey. In a telephone interview after the competition, Ms. Hou was excited, but also critical of her play against Ms. Ruan, a lower-ranked opponent. The final was decided in playoff games after the [...]

By |December 24th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Record Set for World's Youngest Chess Champion