Women's World Chess
Hou Yifan visits Hong Kong
Miss Hou Yifan (China), the reigning Women's World Chess Champion, visited Hong Kong for one week from 24 February to 2 March. We, at the Cheras Chess Academy Hong Kong, were
very fortunate to be able to arrange a session for our students on the last day
of her visit to the former British colony. The
kids as well as the parents, had a chance to meet and talk to her as well as play
in a simultaneous chess match against the youngest Women's World Chess
The Academy thanks the parents and children for their continued support in making this event a huge
success. Special thanks goes to the hardworking Mr. KK Chan whose tireless
efforts and good standing with the world champion, made this historic visit
Little Katrina (with back faced to
amuses Yifan with her move.
Yifan's parents also accompanied
her to Hong Kong.
Collin presenting a book
specially printed for the
World Champion containing most her chess games.
Yifan obliged by signing all the
books for the participants.
Yifan was in a very relaxed mood
throughout her session.
"The Getting to Know the
World Champion" session was probably
the highlight of the day. The children as well as the parents had
most, if not, all of their questions answered.
Yifan was pleasantly surprised
when she was presented with
this little gift. Look below to see what it was.
Special souvenir medals with an
image of Yifan on them.
All participants received a copy
of Yifan's Complete Chess Games,
a specially designed Yifan medal and a Yifan card.
A training session was also
organised for the participants before and
after Yifan's visit. Here coach
Collin (second from right) is sharing
a light moment with the kids.
Victor (standing) assisted in the
One for the album
Yifan * Hou Yifan *
Hou Yifan * Hou Yifan *