Hou Yifan: My Career So Far

Hou Yifan: My Career So Far

How do you become a world champion?

GM Hou Yifan teaches you about her career and shows highlights along the way!

  • What was it like to compete in olympiads as a child?
  • How did she gain the GM title?
  • How did she become a world champion at 16 years old?

The World Youth Championship: Hou Yifan

GM Hou Yifan gives an inside look at one of her early successes, the 2004 World Youth Championship.
13 min
5 Challenges

First Steps: Hou Yifan

In 2005, Hou Yifan kept getting stronger. Check out some of the best games from her youth.
17 min
5 Challenges

How I Became A Grandmaster: Hou Yifan

How do you become a Grandmaster at just 14 years old? Hou Yifan shares her story.
16 min
5 Challenges

2008 World Championship Finalist: Hou Yifan

What's it like to compete for the world title before you're even an adult?
14 min
5 Challenges

World Champion At 16: Hou Yifan

What does it take to become world champion at just 16 years old? Hou Yifan tells us how she did it.
18 min
5 Challenges

Life As A World Champion: Hou Yifan

What's life like for a world champion? Hou Yifan shares her stories and an amazing game with Judit Polgar.
19 min
5 Challenges

The Olympiads: Hou Yifan

Hou Yifan shares stories of the Olympiad, one of the premier events in chess.
12 min
5 Challenges

Hou Yifan: My Career So Far

Master Games
7 Lessons
109 Minutes
35 Challenges
Released March 28, 2023