China's Hou Yifan, a twelve-year-old Chess prodigy, has defeated
former European champion Natalia Zhukova from Ukraine at the
ongoing Women's Chess World Championship in Ekaterinbury,
Hou continued in triumphant spirit to reach the last
Teammate Xu Yuhua also entered the final 16 while three more
Chinese players will have to play an extra lightning game to fight
for a berth in the 16.
(CRI English March 15, 2006)