Ju Wenjun

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Ju Wenjun
Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva 11-05-2013 - Ju Wenjun during the press conference.jpg
Ju Wenjun, 2013
Full name Ju Wenjun
Country China
Born (1991-01-31) January 31, 1991 (age 23)[1]
Title Woman Grandmaster (2009)
FIDE rating 2561 (September 2014)
(No. 4 ranked woman in the August 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2559 (Aug 2014)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ju.

Ju Wenjun (Chinese: 居文君; born January 31, 1991)[2] is a Chinese chess player, who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster.[3]

Ju Wenjun plays for Shanghai chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[4]

In December 2004, Ju came joint second in the Asian Women's Chess Championship in Beirut.[5] In October 2007, she came joint fourth in the 2007 China Women's Zonal 3.5 Tournament in Tianjin.[6]

In August–September 2008 at the Women's World Chess Championship she was knocked out in the second round by Antoaneta Stefanova 1.0-3.0. Two years later in the Women's World Chess Championship 2010 she reached the quarter-finals.

In June 2010 she won the Women's Chinese Championship with 8/11.

In July 2011 she won the 1st Hangzhou Women Grand Master Chess Tournament ahead of reigning Women's World Chess Champion Hou Yifan undefeated with 6.5/9.

In October 2011 she took the second place at the Women's Grand Prix in Nalchik with 7/11, ranked only after her compatriot Zhao Xue, her performance enough to acquire her third and final GM norm.[7] However, one of the third GM Norms was missing the signature of the arbiter, disqualifying her for consideration for the Grandmaster title.

During June 18 to July 2nd, 2014 in the 5th stage of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013–14 held in Lopota, Georgia she placed join second with Elina Danielian and a 7/11 score (+5 -2 =4, TPR 2622). This marks her fourth and final GM norm necessary for Grandmaster status.

In the 6th stage of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013–14 held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, she placed joint first with Hou Yifan with a 8.5/11 score (+6 =5, TPR 2695). At the conclusion of this tournament her live rating also eclipsed 2580, making her the second highest rated Chinese women player ever, beating Zhao Xue's September 2013 mark of 2579.

She was the No. 2 ranked girl chess player (under-21) in the world on the November 2011 Top 20 Girls FIDE rating list.[8] She had been on the FIDE Top 20 Girls list from January 2007 to November 2011.

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Preceded by
Shen Yang
Women's Chinese Chess Champion
Succeeded by