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Monday, January 30, 2012

Historic chess clash today - Hou Yifan and Judit Polgar play each other today in Gibraltar Chess 2012!

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Hello everyone,

There will be a historic clash at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Masters in Round 7 on 30 January 2012 at the Caleta Hotel starting 3pm today (Gibraltar time).

Women's World Champion Yifan Hou (China) rated 2605 will play white against Judit Polgar (Hungary) 2710, the highest-ever rated woman player in the history of the game.

The match has begun and you can watch live at the official website or at

They have never previously met as Judit doesn't play in women only events and it is some years since she played in an open tournament. Both players have 4.5/6.

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  • At January 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And GM Hou Yifan wins! WOW!!!!!!!!!!
    I know it is not a match but after this win I would unofficially give GM Yifan the title of "Undisputed Women's Chess Champion"!!

  • At February 1, 2012 at 12:43 AM , Anonymous DXB said...

    Certainly agree with you. I always think if Polgar plays more games in women's events, she would definately have more unhappy experiences of losing games to women players though I also agree she would definately have more wins than losses.


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