Moscow, 25 November 2011
GM Hou Yifan
Women’s World Chess Champion
Dear Hou Yifan!
Let me on behalf of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), its Presidential Board and myself personally cordially congratulate you on retaining the title in the match vs Koneru Humpy!
The joy for this great achievement is shared by millions of the chess fans all over the world. We congratulate the Chinese Chess Association, GM Ye Jiangchuan, your parents and all those who have helped in shaping you as an outstanding personality and sportsperson. I am sure that all your compatriots in your great country are proud of you. FIDE is also proud to have you as a member of its Presidential Board.
Your match in Tirana, Albania was followed by millions of chess fans all over the world. The competition was tough and excited. But at the end, the strongest wins.
I wish you the best of health, happiness and more brilliant victories in your chess career!
GENS UNA SUMUS!