Grandmaster Hou Yifan, Women’s World Chess Champion | Mechanics' Institute

You are here

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.


Members Free
Public Free
Register now ›
4th Floor Chess Room
Chess Room - 415-393-0110
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

Future Activities

Jan 24 - 6:30pm

No Human is Illegal: An Attorney on the Frontlines of the Immigration War
Cosponsored by California Historical Society and Refugee Transitions

Jan 29 - 5:30pm

Knit Happens
Last Tuesdays of the Month

Jan 31 - 6:30pm

The Dakota Winters
Tom Barbash

Feb 4 - 7:00pm

Zocalo Panel: How are Immigrants Changing our Definition of Health?
Moderated by Elizabeth Aguilera, Health and Welfare Reporter, CALmatters