2013 Championship

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hou Yifan Beats Polgar At Gilbralter

GM Hou Yifan, current Woman's World Champion and second highest FIDE rated female player at 2605, won with the white pieces today against GM Judit Polgar the top rated female at 2710.
As everyone knows Judit refuses to play in "female only" events and isn't as active since she became a mother. Yifan is fresh off successfully defending her title earlier in the year against Humpy Koneru who was the second highest rated woman player at the time. The world has long awaited a match up between Judit and another high caliber woman player; Judit triumped over GM Humpy Koneru in an earlier round, but this time youth has prevailed. There will undoubtedly be many articles written in print and on line about this encounter. Click here to see the game. (navigate down 4 games to Hou Yifan vs Judit Polgar)  There are still three rounds left and you can watch the commentary and the "Master Classes" at any time by clicking on this link. GM Nana Dzagnidze is playing amazing chess and is still in the leaders pack.

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