Archive for November 24th, 2011

GM Hou Yifan, Women’s World Champion Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich for FIDE. Hou Yifan successful defended her title against Koneru Humpy by drawing the eight game in the Women’s World Chess Championship in Tirana, Albania. This was her first title defense and she won in convincing manner by 5½-2½. Perhaps her bad stretch months ago […]

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With the current five-way tie, the 2011 Tal Memorial will come to an exciting end. Photo by russiachess.org. 2011 Tal Memorial is one of the strongest tournaments in history and is going down to the wire. There is a five-way tie for first with only two rounds remaining. Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Vassily Ivanchuk, Sergey […]

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