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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

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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

Aug 17 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch -- Epic Reads: Secrets to Crafting Historical Fiction
Panel discussion with the Women's National Book Association and moderated by Brenda Knight

Aug 20 - 7:00pm

SFDebate: An open forum for discussing the issues of the day
Mainstream Media should ignore Trump's Twitter Feed

Aug 23 - 11:00am

Teacherless Writing
A member-led writing group

Aug 30 - 11:00am

Teacherless Writing
A member-led writing group

Sep 6 - 11:00am

Teacherless Writing
A member-led writing group