Women's Chess Champ Hou Yifan defeats World #2 Fabiano Caruana

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In an incredible upset, China's Hou Yifan defeated World #2 Fabiano Caruana in a standard match yesterday at the Grenke Classic tournament.

Women's World Champion Hou Yifan has a chess Elo rating of 2651. In comparison, World #2 Fabiano Caruana has a stratospheric Elo rating of 2827.

When the difference is 100 Elo rating points, the probability of the lower-ranked player winning is extremely low. However, despite a difference of 176 Elo points, Hou Yifan easily won her match against Fabiano Caruana.

In conclusion, Hou Yifan's Elo rating should rise significantly after the Grenke Tournament.


"Big Result!!! Hou Yifan Crushes Fabiano Caruana | GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 1

Published on Apr 15, 2017

Big Result!!! Hou Yifan Crushes Fabiano Caruana | GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 Round 1.
Source: Chess24.com"
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Hou Yifan leads the Grenke Chess Classic with two wins.

Hou Yifan is leading a chess tournament with the world's best men's players. Fabiano Caruana has a current rating of 2817 and he lost to Hou Yifan yesterday. Fabiano did bounce back with a win today.

World #1 Magnus Carlsen is also competing at the Grenke Classic. Currently, Magnus has two draws.
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