#AskYifan: Q&A with Hou Yifan on ChessBase!
At 14, she was already a grandmaster. At 16, the women's world champion. Hou Yifan is 22 now and is showing no signs of stopping. The Isle of Man wasn't a great event for her. However, it is but a minor setback. Don’t miss this chance to #AskYifan whatever chess question you ever wanted answered by a strong player, a world champion at that! Her views on Hijabgate? Women in chess? Her games where she beat the living daylights out of her opponents? Everything! Find out how...
#AskYifan: Q&A with Hou Yifan on ChessBase!
As a chess fan, have you ever wondered what your daily schedule is like?
If you are a student, you would most probably attend classes, and probably work on some assignments, and then follow the chess games online, play a ton of blitz, crushing and getting crushed.
If you are a professional, it would most likely consist of working all day, and playing and following games in the remaining time.
If you are someone who makes a living out of chess, it may be easier – you stay close to something that you like all the time.
Well, whatever it is that you are doing right now, put all of that on hold! Hou Yifan, the women’s world champion, is in Hamburg, at the ChessBase HQ. She will be doing an interaction session with EVERYBODY, via ChessBase’s Official Facebook and Twitter handles!
This will probably be the last time for a long time that we will have a women’s world champion rated above 2600.
What?! You did not know about Hou Yifan quitting the Women’s World Championship cycle! Check our interview with Yifan immediately after she dropped out. (Link at the end of the piece.)
#AskYifan: How to participate in the Q&A on Facebook
Step 01: Type in your questions in the comments section of the Facebook post above. Please suffix your questions with the hashtag ‘#AskYifan’. Simply click on the 'comment' icon on the embed above.
Step 02: There is no step two. Sit back and enjoy other questions. ‘Like’ a question or two to make it rise in the comments feed. The more you ‘Like’, the more the chances of the question being featured prominently in the show!
#AskYifan: How to participate in the Q&A on Twitter
Step 01: You can simply tweet us the answer @ChessBase with hashtag #AskYifan. Something like this — @ChessBase Why did Yifan drop out of the world title cycle? #AskYifan.
Tweet to us here!
Step 02: Retweet, so your question becomes famous in the community. The questions with the most retweets will be featured prominently in the Q&A session.
Yifan will answer your questions...
‘Where are my answers?!’ we hear you wonder.
At 7 p.m. CET (10.30 p.m. in India), Hou Yifan will answer the questions one by one from the ChessBase HQ! The comments with the most number of ‘Likes’ and 'Retweets' will be focused upon by host Frederic Friedel and Hou Yifan.
It will be easy for the Premium Members to enjoy the show. The complete interaction session will be broadcasted LIVE, as Hou Yifan answers, on Playchess. Premium users also can ask questions in the chat directly to Yifan, and they will be answered.
Login to your Playchess client and click on ‘Listen to the Radio’ – and sit back and enjoy the LIVE broadcast.
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The entire broadcast will be available on YouTube after it finishes, where you can watch Yifan analyze games, and answer all the questions.
The questions with the most number of ‘Likes’ will be answered by Hou Yifan using the ChessBase handle after the broadcast ends. You will be notified as soon as your question (in the comment) is answered.
In addition, we will have a video episode of the whole talk show up on Facebook after the LIVE broadcast is over.
‘Like’ our Facebook page now to stay updated with all the developments!
Hou Yifan will retweet your question addressed to us via the ChessBase handle, along with her answer as soon as the show is over!
Don’t miss this chance to #AskYifan whatever chess question you ever wanted answered by a strong player, a world champion at that!
Her views on Hijabgate? Women in chess? Her games where she beat the living daylights out of her opponents? Everything!
When Anastasia Karlovich, press officer for FIDE, asked Yifan about her life plans a few years back, the Chinese starlet replied, “It’s still a long way to go and I have many years ahead to do almost everything I want. It’s time to look for new things in chess, in studies, in other parts of life. I just want to expand my life. Life is wonderful!”
So, be with ChessBase at 10.30 p.m IST (7 p.m. CET), and #AskYifan!