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16 October 2015

Hou Yifan wins the 1st Monte-Carlo Women's Chess Grand Prix

Hou Yifan is the world's number one player, so it was logical that she was awarded the 1st Monte-Carlo Women's Chess Grand Prix. The 21-year-old South Korean player competed against reigning world champion Mariya Muzychuk in the penultimate round and only needed 29 moves to win the Monegasque tournament. The contest was a qualifier for the 2017 world championships. For almost two weeks, twelve of the world's best female players competed in the glass-roofed Salon Touzet. 

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