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|Hou Yifan Women's World Champion!|
|December 24, 2010|
16-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: