Tuesday, 25 December 2012

GM Hou Yifan wins Hou Yifan Blitz with picket fence score. NM Urcan clinches 2nd spot and FM Tin Jingyao 3rd by Junior Tay

The 2010-2011 Wormen's World Champion GM Hou Yifan kicked off the Blitz Challenge held in her honour by cruising to a 11-0 shutout of a field comprising mainly Singapore's top junior players. According to NM Olimpiu Urcan, Scot Colin Hornell gave her  the toughest test in their individual game but the Chinese GM eventually prevailed. Urcan 'walked the talk' by blitzing the rest of the field to win the Silver medal and Bronze went to FM Tin Jingyao who only suffered losses to Hou and Urcan.

 GM Hou Yifan vs NM Olimpiu Urcan

More information on the Blitz Challenge and the Simultaneous Exhibition to follow -SCF Website.
NM Urcan is giving a live-blogcast of the GM Hou YF - FM Tin JY game on his site.

1 comment:

  1. Great stuff Olimpiu! Going from strength to strength in all things chess!