Hou drawn against women in first 3 rounds...

gambit-man

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr303618.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=CHN&wi=821&snr=22

Coincidence?

 

drbob_mccord

Hou's on first base? You know the rest Bud😀

gambit-man

Watt's on 2nd?

Eseles

The pairing systems are trolling her xD

 

MSC157

Seriously? Whoa... 

drbob_mccord

Hee's on third...

gambit-man

...and would you believe... a WGM in round 4...

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr303618.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=4&wi=821

 

MSC157

I mean... can't be coincidence, or what? Even other women paired together, at least in some previous rounds I think.

Eseles

What are the chances for this happening? :-O @gambit-man

gambit-man

David Smerdon calculated it to be something like one in 3000 or 4000...

One arbiter said that her high rating (comparitive to other women players) means she is often in the top half of the score group, where the other women are usually in the lower half, making it more likely she is paired with other women...

Heather_Stephens

She played three women in the first three rounds.

So what?

gambit-man
Heather_Stephens wrote:

She played three women in the first three rounds.

So what?

4 in 4 rounds...

gambit-man

Hou Yifan not paired for round 5 - http://www.chess-results.com/tnr303618.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=5&turdet=YES&wi=821

Has she withdrawn?

MSC157
gambit-man wrote:

Hou Yifan not paired for round 5 - http://www.chess-results.com/tnr303618.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=5&turdet=YES&wi=821

Has she withdrawn?

No idea, but Ushenina did withdrew and has all rounds marked as "not paired", while Kosteniuk, who had a rest day today, is playing tomorrow and had the same sign as Yifan for tomorrow (so, only one "not paired").

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr303618.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=RUS&turdet=YES&wi=821&snr=52

Eseles
gambit-man wrote:

Hou Yifan not paired for round 5 - http://www.chess-results.com/tnr303618.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=5&turdet=YES&wi=821

Has she withdrawn?

c.c's article says she took a half point bye

Eseles
Heather_Stephens wrote:

She played three women in the first three rounds.

So what?

I suppose you haven't heard about the incident in Gibraltar open?

gambit-man

finally got a male opponent in R5... http://www.chess-results.com/tnr303618.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=6&turdet=YES&flag=30&wi=821

gambit-man

ChessBase have looked at the odds... http://en.chessbase.com/post/hou-yifan-pairings-controversy-investigation