Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hou Yifan is sweet 16 and a new Woman World Champion!
The awarding ceremony of the World Championship took place in Anemon Hotel in Antakya on 24th of December. 
The same day the new world Champion was determined on the tie-break match between two Chinese players Hou Yifan and Ruan Lufei. Being 16, Chinese prodigy became the youngest World Champion after Maya Chiburdanidze who won her title at the age of seventeen. The achievement of Georgian legend stayed for 32 years until today
Many principals and guests came to the closing ceremony to praise the new Queen of the Chess World. Among the visitors were FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici, the governor of Hatay M.Celalettin Lekesiz, the mayor of Antakya Lutfu Savas and other officials.
As at the opening ceremony the organisers provided the audience with an original music show. The winners were awarded with the cups, medals, flowers and prize-money.
The principals on the closing ceremony.
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov holds his speech translated to Turkish by the President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici.
Those who contributed to the organisation of the Championships also got some souvenirs.
The spectacular performance at the closing ceremony.
The heroes of the World Championship.
Mother of Hou Yifan helps her daughter to adjust her champion crown.
Chinese player showed the great result on the World Championship.

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