Hou Yifan ,a négyszeres nöi sakk világbajnok , lett a legfiatalabb professzor a Shenzheni Egyetemen.

 

 

GM Hou Yifan , a négyszeres női sakk világbajnok , lett a legfiatalabb professzor a Shenzheni Egyetemen.

Péntek reggel, a Shenzheni Nemzetközi Konferenciateremben megrendezett ünnepségen Hou professzor címet kapott a Shenzheni Egyetemi Oktatási Kar testnevelési iskolájában. 26 éves korában Hou a legfiatalabb személy, aki valaha is megszerezte a címet az egyetemen.Hou jelenleg részt vesz a FIDE Chess.com női gyors sakk bajnokságban, ahol a vasárnap a Grand Prix harmadik fordulójának döntőjét játssza.

Big congratulations Hou

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GM Hou Yifan,the 4-time women world chess champion,became the youngest professor at Shenzhen University.

Four-time women’s world champion Hou Yifan has added another prestigious title to her resume. On July 10, she became the youngest ever professor at Shenzhen University. The news was reported by Chinese media and confirmed by Hou to Chess.com.

On Friday morning, at a ceremony at the Shenzhen International Conference Hall, Hou earned the title of Professor at the School of Physical Education of Shenzhen University’s Faculty of Education. At 26, Hou is the youngest person to ever obtain the title at the university.

Shenzhen has a strong chess culture. For the last three years, it hosted the strongest Chinese round-robin tournament, the Shenzhen Masters. With Hou among their staff, Shenzhen University strengthens its educational opportunities for students with a strong talent for chess.

Hou expressed the hope that her presence will do more than that—that chess will not be just a subject, but a tool to promote the combination of sports and education, explore the role of chess in education, and explore its hidden values.

“To train high-level players and help them extend their chess career as much as possible is only one aspect,” she said. “However, the number of professional chess players is very small, so I hope to improve students’ comprehensive abilities and creative thinking through chess. At the same time, it will also be popularized inside and outside the school, expanding the influence of chess and benefiting more young people outside the school.”

A former chess prodigy, Hou is widely considered to be the second-strongest female chess player in history (behind Judit Polgar). Her first women’s world title came at 16 years of age—three years after becoming the youngest female grandmaster in history, in 2008.

In 2017, she scored a historic victory at the Biel Chess Festival, where she was the only player to finish on a 6.5/9 score in the strong, 10-player round-robin event.

Chess, however, was never a full-time occupation for the 26-year-old Chinese. In 2012, she decided to attend Beijing University, and six years later, in September 2018, she started studying in Oxford after winning a Rhodes Scholarship.

To the joy of her fans, Hou is still playing chess every now and then. At the moment, she is a participant in the FIDE Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Championship, where she will play the final of the Grand Prix’s third leg coming Sunday.

“The teaching experience and the chess experience have something in common,” said Hou. “Outside of the game, I often think about chess-related issues and also consult my chess friends all over the world. I will try my best to build a complete chess education system during my teaching process.”

Thanks to Liang Ziming for translations.

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Hou Ji-fan (Hóu Yìfán ( 侯逸凡), a nemzetközi szakirodalomban Hou Yifan) (Hszinghua, Csiangszu, 1994. február 27. –) kínai női sakkozó, nemzetközi nagymester, női sakkvilágbajnok (2010–2012, 2013–2015 és 2016), Kína kétszeres női bajnoka, U10 ifjúsági sakkvilágbajnok, csapatban sakkolimpiai bajnok és háromszoros ezüstérmes, egyéni arany. és ezüstérmes, sakkcsapat világbajnok, Grand Prix-sorozat győztese. A legfiatalabb sakkozó, aki elnyerte a világbajnoki címet, és a legfiatalabb nő, aki megszerezte a nagymesteri címet.

 

Hou Yifan (Chinese: 侯逸凡; pinyin: Hóu Yìfán About this soundpronunciation (help·info); born 27 February 1994)[2][3] is a Chinese chess grandmaster and four-time Women’s World Chess Champion. A chess prodigy, she is the youngest female player ever to qualify for the title of grandmaster and the youngest ever to win the Women’s World Chess Championship.

At the age of 12, Hou became the youngest player ever to participate in the Women’s World Championship (Yekaterinburg 2006) and the Chess Olympiad (Torino 2006).[4] In June 2007, she became youngest Chinese Women’s Champion ever. She achieved the titles of Woman FIDE Master in January 2004, Woman Grandmaster in January 2007, and Grandmaster in August 2008. In 2010, she won the 2010 Women’s World Championship in Hatay, Turkey at age 16. She won the next three championships in which the title was decided by a match (in 2011, 2013 and 2016, with a total of ten wins to zero losses and 14 draws against three different opponents), but was either eliminated early or declined to participate in the championships in which the title was decided by a knockout tournament (in 2012, 2015 and 2017).

Hou is the third woman ever to be rated among the world’s top 100 players, after Maia Chiburdanidze and Judit Polgár. She is widely regarded as the best active female chess player, “leaps and bounds” ahead of her competitors.[5] As of July 2020, she is the No. 1 ranked woman in the world, 72 points ahead of the No. 2 ranked Humpy Koneru.[6] She was named in the BBC’s 100 Women programme in 2017.