Lu Shanglei

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Full name Lu Shanglei
Country China
Born (1995-10-07) October 7, 1995 (age 19)
Shenyang, Liaoning
Title Grandmaster (2011)[1]
FIDE rating 2578 (December 2014)
(No. 353 in the November 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2566
(November 2014)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lu.

Lu Shanglei (Chinese: 卢尚磊; born July 10, 1995) is a Chinese chess grandmaster, who in 2011 was the highest-rated under-16 chess player in Asia and the fifth highest-rated chess player in that age group in the world.[2]

In October 2011 he gained the Grandmaster title by gaining two GM norms. His first (20-game) GM norm was in May 2011 when he scored 6/9 and finished 7th at the 2011 Asian Individual Championships in Mashhad, Iran, coming ahead of 22 grandmasters and defeating Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Susanto Megaranto and Baskaran Adhiban. In June 2011 he gained his second norm at the 2nd Chairman Prospero A. Pichay tournament in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines with wins against Rogelio Antonio Jr and Eugenio Torre.

Lu plays for the Zhejiang team in Chinese Chess Team Championships.

In August 2011, Lu came 2nd behind GM Li Shilong at the 8th Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2011.[3]

In October 2014 at the World Junior Chess Championship in Pune, India, he won the championship overall with a half point lead near his closest rivals at 9.5/13. He finished with 10/13 (+7=6-0), beat top seeds Vladimir Fedoseev, Karen H. Grigoryan and Benjamin Bok and also qualified for the Chess World Cup to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan.


  1. ^ "82nd FIDE Congress 2011, Krakow, 15–22 October 2011, POL". 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Lu, Shanglei FIDE Chess Profile – Players Arbiters Trainers". Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  3. ^ "8th Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2011 – Tournament-Database". Retrieved 2011-11-07. 

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