The Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club Newsletter #829 of June 1, 2018 published a report by Paul Whitehead on four-time Women’s World Chess Champion 侯逸凡 (Hóu Yìfán)’s guest appearance at the Mechanics’ Institute Library & Chess Room – the oldest continuously running chess club in the United States – in San Francisco, California in the evening of May 22, 2018. Mr. Whitehead writes: “侯逸凡 (Hóu Yìfán)’s talk at the Mechanics’ Institute was an outstanding success, with over 100 people crowding the Chess Room. The charismatic and accomplished Grandmaster from China held the audience spellbound as she talked about her development in chess, from a 6-year old prodigy to competing with the world’s best. Along the way she offered sage and savvy advice to the youngsters and the elders in attendance. An unforgettable evening”. Photos: Mechanics’ Institute.