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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

Youngest Female Chess Champion Named

Breaking the 1978 record for the world's youngest chess champion, Hou Yifan, 16, bagged the title at the Women's World Chess Championship in Antakya, Turkey. She bested previous female champion Maia Chiburdanidze of Georgia, 17. Hou also beat fellow Chinese Ruan Lufei.Despite this victory for Hou Yifan, questions remain about why women do not play [...]

By |December 27th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Youngest Female Chess Champion Named

Youngest Female Chess Champion Named

Breaking the 1978 record for the world's youngest chess champion, Hou Yifan, 16, bagged the title at the Women's World Chess Championship in Antakya, Turkey. She bested previous female champion Maia Chiburdanidze of Georgia, 17. Hou also beat fellow Chinese Ruan Lufei.Despite this victory for Hou Yifan, questions remain about why women do not play [...]

By |December 27th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Youngest Female Chess Champion Named

16-Year-Old Leads Women's World Chess Championship

Loss Ruan Lufei Win Hou Yifan Replay the game » Draw Hou Yifan Draw Ruan Lufei Replay the game » With a victory on Tuesday, Hou Yifan, a 16-year-old Chinese grandmaster, has taken the lead of the final of the Women's World Chess Championship. The championship is taking place in Hatay, Turkey. In the final, [...]

By |December 21st, 2010|news|Comments Off on 16-Year-Old Leads Women's World Chess Championship

Sasikiran carries Indian medal hopes

Krishnan Sasikiran kept the Indian hopes alive in the Asian Games chess tournament, while Suryasekar Ganguly, Dronavalli Harika and Tania Sachdev receded a bit on the penultimate day of competition, on Monday. Indian Grandmaster Sasikiran remained the lone unbeaten participant from the country as he continued his good show with two wins and a draw [...]

By |November 17th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Sasikiran carries Indian medal hopes