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Grandmaster Hou Yifan, Women’s World Chess Champion

Come meet 3-time Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan from China, a chess prodigy and the strongest woman chess player on the planet!

A Rhodes Scholar, Ms. Hou Yifan has world-wide fame as a chess player, representing China in team and Olympic events. She is the only woman to regularly compete against the world’s elite in chess, and last year at a tournament in Grenke, Germany she drew World Champion Magnus Carlsen and defeated his challenger, American Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.

Activities

Admission: 
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Location: 
4th Floor Chess Room
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Chess Room - 415-393-0110
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Future Activities

Photograph of a typewriter

Oct 19 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch: Book Marketing Pros Panel
Speakers include Eileen Duhne, Brenda Knight and Sue Wilhite

Oct 25 - 11:00am

Teacherless Writing
A member-led writing group

Oct 30 - 5:30pm

Knit Happens
Last Tuesdays of the Month

Nov 1 - 11:00am

Teacherless Writing
A member-led writing group

Nov 7 - 12:30pm

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Author James Miller in conversation with journalist Deirdre English