Will Hou Yifan be the first ‘combined” World Champion?
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
THE NEW BOBBY FISCHER?
Hou Yifan is just 17 years old and is already doing the stuff that makes legends. Youngest ever female player to qualify for GM title; youngest women World Champion ever (at age 16); and so on. Hou is currently giving a simultaneous exhibition at the women’s World Cup in Rostov (link below). Or so it seems…after 7 rounds she is already 2 points ahead of the field, composed of some of the strongest female players in the world, many of them GM -strength players!
Hou Yifan is clearly a head better than her rivals. The quality of her games is exceptional. I have no doubt that she will soon break 2700. Probably 2800 within a couple of years , if she is able to continue improving at the rate she is. Wouldn’t it be great to have a woman become the absolute World Champion?
DO CHESS PLAYERS HAVE A NATURAL TALENT FOR DRESSING TASTEFULLY?
Or do they just work hard at it?