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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Congratulations to Hou Yifan for winning the women's world chess title 2011

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Hello everyone,

It's the moment to congratulate the young and very talented Hou Yifan of China for winning the Women's World Chess Championship 2011 that has just ended in Tirana, Albania. Drawing the eighth game against Challenger Koneru Humpy, a few minutes ago, Yifan retains her title by reaching the 5.5 mark first in the 10-match event. Yifan had managed a three-point lead already by the seventh round.

Congratulations also to Koneru Humpy of India for coming so far and having given us great chess. 

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held In Tirana, Albania from November 14. The time control was 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The prize fund is 200,000 Euro, with 60% going to the winner. You can access the official website at this link. Here is the final game of the event.

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  • At November 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, NY said...

    Congrats to both Yifan and Humpy. Would like to see Ms Kosteniuk back on the top - Now I have serious doubts about someone else being able to stop Yifan. :) God bless and happy thanksgiving Chess Queen.

  • At November 24, 2011 at 12:10 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri Knights Chess Club New Delhi said...

    Sad about Humpy. I think she just gave up. But still, maybe I was not that excited about this match considering I was busy watching the Tal Memorial. Yes anything to see Chess Queen back on top. Congratulations to Hou Yifan. She held her nerve and played good chess. I expected it somehow.

  • At November 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Anonymous keith schmidt, berlin said...

    very tough for koneru. good job by hou. but everyone was too focused on tal memorial big day coming up tomorrow there.

  • At November 24, 2011 at 3:47 PM , Anonymous Jiu Lin, Beijing said...

    It had to be Hou. Congratulations.

  • At November 25, 2011 at 1:38 AM , Anonymous sainath, colombo said...

    For some reason Humpy gave up in the middle.

  • At November 25, 2011 at 8:45 AM , Anonymous jane bentley, London, UK said...

    It had to be Hou. Humpy was not in form maybe. Congrats to the Chinese girl. I look forward to you playing the wc again and winning it again chess queen. surely all your fans expect that from you. all the best and yes happy thanksgiving.


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