2011 Women Chess Championship (Tirana, Albania)

GM Hou Yifan vs. GM Koneru Humpy

The Women’s World Chess Championships between champion Hou Yifan of China and Humpy Koneru of India starts at 2pm GMT (9am EST) on Monday 14th November 2011 in Tirana, Albania. This will be the third match between the two Asian rivals with Hou winning the previous matches in the 2008 and 2010 semi-final matches at the Women’s World Chess Championships.

These two competitors will be carrying the weight of nearly 2.5 billion people. China has had four World Champions (women) and of course India has the overall World Champion in Viswanathan Anand. This match will be the first all-Asian World Chess Championship which highlights the changing in the balance of power.

2011 Women’s World Chess Championship
November 14th-27th, 2011 (Triana, Albania)

Official Site: https://www.wwcc2011tirana.com/template.php?pag=1&tongue=ENG

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.
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