Saturday, June 18, 2011

AAI International Grandmasters Chess Tournament 2011

GM Hou Yifan of China
Play begins June 21st and will continue to July 2, 2011.  A double round-robin of rising young chess stars, including current Women's World Chess Champion GM Hou Yifan of China.  Hou won the Women's title in December, 2010 and will be defending it later this year (presumably, if a sponor can be found) in a match with GM Koneru Humpy of India, who won the right to the challenge after scoring the most points from the Women's Grand Prix series (2009-2010).

I am interested to see how Hou does against the young men.  Here is a nice informational piece about the Tournament and some info on Hou Yifan.

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