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Turkey Withdraws as Host of European Women's Chess Championship

In a letter posted on the Turkish Chess Federation's Web site on Wednesday, Ali Nihat Yazici, the federation's president, announced that Turkey had withdrawn as host of the European Women's Chess Championship. It was to be held in March 2011 in Gaziantep, a city in the southeastern part of the country. The prize fund was [...]

By |January 1st, 2011|news|Comments Off on Turkey Withdraws as Host of European Women's Chess Championship

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

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