A New World Record – The Youngest Woman World Chess Champion At Age 16!

In winning the Women’s World Chess Championship, the 16-year old Chinese prodigy became the youngest Woman World Chess Champion in the history of chess.

She defeated Ruan Lufei in tie-breaks with a 3:1 scoreHou Yifan won the second and the fourth rapid games, the first and third games were drawn.

Congratulations Hou Yifan – We Wish You The Best!

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A look back …

Women’s World Chess Championship Photos Courtesy of Official Women’s World Chess Championship Website