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 2538 (July 2014)
(No. 17 ranked woman in the November 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2552 (Jan 2012)
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, getting her third GM norm and thus, should be ratified as a GM.http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=102346

However, one of the GM Norms was missing the signature of the arbiter, so she played in the Fide Womens Grand Prix at the Lopota Resort, Gerogia and got another GM Norm and finished second on (+5=4-2). She also achieved 120 Grand Prix Points as she was also tied with Elina Danielian.

She was the No. 3 ranked girl chess player (under-20) in the world on the January 2011 Top 20 Girls FIDE rating list.[7] She has been on the FIDE Top 20 Girls list from January 2007 to 2011.

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