Isle of Man Open Viswanathan Anand's superior tactics stand out in victory over Hou Yifan - Firstpost #757Live
The exceptional genius of Hou Yifan
There's no doubt: Hou Yifan is China's top female chess player. But for her, that's old news. She wants to be one of the best among men. It's just a matter of what she's willing to give up to achieve that.
Viswanathan Anand will face China’s Hou Yifan next in the Isle of Man open. Photo: HT
Hou Yifan is a Chinese chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy. She is the current Women's World Chess Champion, the youngest ever to win the title, as well as the youngest female player ever to qualify for the title of Grandmaster.
GM Hou Yifan achieved a major breakthrough with a win against GM Mariya Muzychuk in game six of the 2016 Women's World Championship Match. After confident draws in games three through five, Muzychuk looked.