#110
Hou Yifan
China, 23
  • Classic 2649
  • Blitz 2659
  • Rapid 2611
  • World rank110
  • National rank9
  • Continent rank18

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Yifan in Chess World

The Women’s World Championship that ended last week was missing some of the world’s top players, a result of issues with the venue and the format.
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She beat Anna Muzychuk, 1.5-0.5, in the rapid tiebreaker games on Friday.
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Nona Gaprindashvili was the first great women champion of post-World War II, holding the title for 17 years.
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He took first on tiebreaks over Vachier-Lagrave and Mamedyarov, who finished second and third, respectively.
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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave continue to lead after another day dominated by draws.
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World Chess’s columnist looks at some of the shortest games by some of the best players.
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The American grandmaster once again had to do it in a playoff
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It is the first for the United States since 1976. UPDATE: China has won the gold medal in the women’s division.
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The United States and Ukraine remain tied for the lead in the open section, while China and Russia will play each other for the gold in the women’s division.
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After wins in Round 9, the United States and Ukraine lead Russia by a point. In the women’s section, China beat the United States to become the sole leader.
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China, the defending champion, was beaten by Ukraine. Azerbaijan also lost. There are now only three unbeaten teams left in the open section.
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In Round 4, Russia, the top seed, was upended by Ukraine, while the United States, the No. 2 seed, was held to a draw by the Czech Republic. And in the women’s section, the World Champion lost to a professional politician.
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Most of the top teams won, but they were not unscathed, and there were some mild upsets. Notably, the top seeded Chinese women were held to a draw.
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The tournament finished Sunday and included most of China’s top players and a few elite foreign players.
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With a last round win and then a victory in a playoff, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, one of the tournament’s local stars, won the Gashimov Memorial.
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An unexpected loss in Round 8 by the leader of the Gashimov Memorial leaves first place up for grabs heading into the finale on Saturday.
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