Born 27 February 1994 FIDE rating 2663 (May 2016)
Hour Yifan is the current Women's World Chess Champion, the youngest ever to win the title, as well as the youngest female player ever to qualify for the title of Grandmaster.
At the age of 12, Hou became the youngest player ever to participate in the FIDE Women's World Championship (Yekaterinburg 2006) and the Chess Olympiad (Torino 2006). In June 2007, she became China's youngest National Women's Champion ever.
Hou is the third woman ever to be rated among the world's top 100 players.