2014

Historical win for Hou Yifan in Corsica

The reigning World Women Champion Hou Yifan continues to write history winning the strong 18th Corsican Circuit that took place on 18-22nd October 2014 in Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to France.

The hefty prize fund in the amount of 95.000 € gathered 800 players from 30 different countries, including the former World Champion Viswanathan Anand.

Hou Yifan got to the final of the 16-player knock-out tournament, outplaying IM Radoslav Dimitrov, GM Martyn Kravtsiv and GM Robert Ruck. Meanwhile, Ukrainian GM Sergey Fedorchuk won against IM Jonathan Dourerassou and GM Csaba Balogh to eliminate Anand on the Semifinals.

Thus the final duel Hou Yifan vs. Sergey Fedorchuk was the highlight match of the day. However, the young Chinese superstar won both of the games to emerge a winner. You can see the full knock-out scheme and replay the games below.

Official website

Corsica

2014 Corsican winners

2014 Corsican winners (photo credit: Corsican Chess Circuit)

GM Hou Yifan (credit: Corsican Chess Circuit)

GM Hou Yifan (photo credit: Corsican Chess Circuit)

The beginning of the final match GM Sergey Fedorchuk vs. GM Yifan Hou (credit: Corsican Chess Circuit)

The beginning of the final match GM Sergey Fedorchuk vs. GM Yifan Hou (photo credit: Corsican Chess Circuit)

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