Saturday, December 25, 2010

Hou Yifan is the new World Women's Chess Champion!!

Ruan Lufei resign after 79 moves of a Caro-Kan defense in the final tie break game and hand the World Women's title to Hou Yifan.Hou Yifan has three pawns and a knight against Ruan two pawns and a knight but Ruan's knight was trap in the corner and an exchange means another pawn for Hou for an easy win. The final scores for the four rapid tie break games was 3-1 with Hou winning the 2nd and 4th game.The 1st and 3rd game ended in a draw. The classical games ended in a 2 all draw after Ruan won excellently the 4th game in 47 moves of a Sicilian Defense.The new World Women's champion receives US$ 60,000(a payment of 2O % of the prize shall be made to FIDE).Lufei Ruan receives the runner-up prize of US% 30,000.

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