Anya Corke, Warsaw 2013
|Full name||Anya Sun Corke|
|Country||England Hong Kong|
September 12, 1990 |
California, United States
|FIDE rating||2276 (March 2013)|
|Peak rating||2301 (October 2008)|
She was the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 Hong Kong National Champion (for men and women), thought to be one of the youngest national champions ever. She is almost certainly the only woman to win three consecutive national federation 'men's' championships.
She was the British Junior Under-11 Champion in 2002, and the Under-12 Champion in 2003; the first girl to win either of these age groups.
In August 2004, she became joint British U-14 Champion (with Xi Yang Guo and Dan Hall).
In December 2004 she won the Asian Youth Girls U-14 Championship.
Corke represented the England Women's team at the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.
Her photograph was misappropriated by supporters of Barisan Nasional, the ruling political party of Malaysia, to depict the victim in a controversy alleging sexual misconduct by the son of Lim Guan Eng, who is one of the leaders of DAP, a Malaysian opposition party. DAP and their supporters then contacted Anya Corke to obtain an official denial that she knows Lim Guan Eng's son; she confirmed that the allegations were false, and that the photo was used without her knowledge or consent. The original photo used in this controversy was stolen from an article on the website ChessBase News, and had the chess board cropped out. 
- Article about the Susan Polgar National Invitation by ChessBase.
- "2005 Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls". Chessville.com. 2005-08-12. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- "2009 Wellesley College press release". Wellesley.edu. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- "Umno blogs used chess champion’s picture to attack Guan Eng’s son, says DAP". Malaysia-today.net. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- "Anya Corke I don't know Guan Eng's son". www.themalaysianinsider.com. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
- "Everybody seems to have forgotten about the girl". helenang.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
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