Hou Yifan Women's World Champion!
December 24, 2010
houslide.jpg16-year-old GM Hou Yifan of China is the new Women's World Champion! Hou defeated Ruan Lufei in the rapid tiebreak playoff to become the youngest World Champ in history and avenge her near-victory in Nalchik 2008, when Hou lost only in the final to GM Alexandra Kosteniuk.

Here is the rapid victory that clinched the title for Hou:



Congratulations!