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|Apr-19-06|| ||percyblakeney: <alexapple> I see, it's less strange than it looked then...|
|May-11-06|| ||crazy monk: If the chinese quit playing their chess, they will dominate this chess, both men & women. Why? pop. over 1.5 billions.|
|Jun-15-06|| ||alexapple: Chinese Chess much more popular than chess in China.|
|Jun-15-06|| ||alicefujimori: <alexapple><Chinese Chess much more popular than chess in China>No lies. Even Go is more popular than chess in China.|
|Oct-17-06|| ||twinlark: |
Does anyone know why Yuhua hasn't been awarded a full GM title for winning the Women's World Championship?
(http://www.fide.com/ratings/seek.ph... for her official rating and title, and http://www.fide.com/official/handbo... for FIDE's rules that presumably govern titles and title norms.)
|Oct-17-06|| ||jamesmaskell: Has she got the three GM norms?|
|Oct-17-06|| ||alexapple: Xu Yuhua has already been a GM for her winning WWCC.|
Just wait with patience until the FIDE changes her title.
|Oct-17-06|| ||twinlark: Does she need to apply or is it automatic?|
|Oct-17-06|| ||alexapple: It's automatic,I think.|
|Oct-21-06|| ||twinlark: Doesn't look like it. Titles were confirmed by FIDE's Presidential Board in late September 2006 in Elista: http://fide.com/news.asp?id=1159.|
Nor was Yuhua's title confirmed earlier: http://fide.com/ratings/top.phtml?l...
What's going on here? Has FIDE forgotten how to abide by its own rules?
|Oct-29-06|| ||WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of puzzles from her games: http://www.wtharvey.com/xu.html|
|Oct-03-07|| ||s4life: She's back at the European Club Cup with her first game(a win) in close to two years.|
|Oct-09-07|| ||trapdor: 2591 performance at the European Club Cup.|
|Oct-29-07|| ||cn1ght: Might as well add my little tid-bit. I'm going to college in Ohio, U.S.A. and my high schoool, or last year and previous, most of the kids TRIED to get good grades, and rarely skipped, in fact the uncool kids were the ones skipping. Than again, chess was looked up to, it was Jesuit (sect of Christian) and hence private so that might not count. As to college, it seems like the kids only skip the classes where they are not learning anything, they prefer to show up, in fact even if they KNOW they will not learn anything.
As to chess, in high school I was rated between 1700-1800 and I lost maybe once a year and I'd play practically every day at school. And as of yet I've played one person at college and she claimed she hadn't played in a few years so chess is practically non-existent in both high school and college haha. ( high school is grades 9-12 and college grades 13+ for those not in U.S.A.)|
|Oct-29-07|| ||whiteshark: Player of the day:
First duty of a World Champion:
|Oct-29-07|| ||duffer: private religious schools definitely do not count.
and kids preferring to show up to classes in college most of the time? that's ohio for you.
|Apr-17-08|| ||percyblakeney: FIDE's problems when it comes to arranging the men's World Championship are nothing compared to the women's cycle. Xu Yuhua is the current champion since the knockout competition in 2006, but it is uncertain when and where the next event will take place. The only thing that seems to be certain is that the knockout minimatches are here to stay. Some quotes from FIDE and various other sources on a Mark Weeks page:|
<Presidential Board Meeting, January 26-28th, 2007 [...] Women’s World Chess Championship 2008 will be held on March 8-25th, 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic'>
<78th FIDE Congress 14-16 November 2007 Antalya, Turkey • '30. Women’s World Chess Championship 2008. The event shall be held in San Luis, Argentina>
<The Women's World Chess Championship was scheduled to be held in Argentina from June 18 to July 11 this year. It is a knock-out event with 64 participants. Unfortunately the Argentinian bid has been retracted, after FIDE extended the deadline a number of times>
<...Iran stepped in instead. However problems arose during initial meetings between FIDE and Iranian representatives, when Iran set conditions like wearing headscarves and preventing men from entering the championship arena. Furthermore it said Israeli players would not be allowed into the country>
The latest news is that Turkey maybe will host the event in December, but it doesn't seem too certain, at least the information on FIDE's site is sparse:
|Jul-08-08|| ||Strafe: World Women's Chess Championship 2008
Xu Yuhua will defend her title from 28 August to 18 September in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia.
Seven other Chinese players will be also there too.
|Jul-10-08|| ||percyblakeney: It looks a bit strange with the defending Champion being 139 points lower rated than the rating favourite (and that without Judit Polgar competing). Xu Yuhua is 20th on the women's world ranking and fourth among the Chinese players, and it would be a sensation if she keeps the title.|
Humpy Koneru and Hou Yifan are the favourites, but the knockout system has never seen the top ranked participant win the women's title before, so it wouldn't be too surprising if for example Sebag or Muzychuk wins. From the draw as published by Chessbase it seems as if Lahno and Dembo won't participate.
|Sep-05-08|| ||Albertan: There will be a new Women's Chess Champion crowned in Nalchik. Reigning World Chess Champion Xu Yuhua of China was eliminated in the second round of the 2008 Championship by Svetlana Matveeva or Rus by a score of 1.5-.5.|
|Oct-29-09|| ||Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Yuhua Xu!!!|
|Oct-29-09|| ||Moonstone: What's in a name? Wang Yu...Ni Hua...Xu jun...No wonder such a very good woman chess player...Happy Birthday!|
|Nov-04-09|| ||Tabanus: She won the Women's FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Nanjing which ended 9 Oct. 2009:|
|Oct-29-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>|
Happy 39th Birthday to our former WWCC GM Yuhua Xu! God bless! :D
|Oct-29-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday <POTD>: Yuhua Xu.|
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