Shen Yang (chess player)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Shen.
Shen Yang
Shen Yang chess.jpg
Full name Shen Yang
Country  China
Born (1989-01-23) January 23, 1989 (age 26)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Title Woman Grand Master (WGM)
FIDE rating 2449 (May 2015)
(No. 54 ranked woman in the November 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2475 (October 2014)

Shen Yang (simplified Chinese: 沈阳; traditional Chinese: 沈陽; pinyin: Shěn Yáng; born January 23, 1989[1] in Nanjing, Jiangsu) was the 2009 Women's Chess Champion of China. She gained the Woman Grandmaster title in 2006.

Shen Yang plays for Jiangsu chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[2]


In 2001, she won the U-12 Girls section of the World Youth Chess Championship in Spain.

A notable game occurred in the World Team Chess Championship, held in Beersheba, Israel on October–November 2005, where Shen - then rated 2326 - managed to defeat 2652-rated Russian GM Sergei Rublevsky.[3]

In February 2006 she gained her second IM norm in Moscow at the Aeroflot Open.

In the May–June 2006 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin she was part of the Chinese team that came third in the Women's section.

In October 2006, she won the Girls World Junior Championship in Yerevan, Armenia.[4]

In May 2007, she was part of the Chinese team that won the First World Women's Team Chess Championship in Yekaterinburg, Russia.[5]

In the Russian Team Championship Shen plays for the women's team of ACADEMY Tomsk on Board 2.[6]

In August–September 2008 at the Women's World Chess Championship in Nalchik she was knocked out in the fourth round 0.0-2.0 by Humpy Koneru of India.

In September 2008, she competed at the 5th Russia v China Match in Ningbo where she scored the highest in the women's category with 4.0/5 and had a performance rating of 2706.[7]

On 6 June 2009, she won the women's Chinese Chess Championship in Xinghua with 9 points out of 11 games.

In March 2014 she came 2nd in the women's Chinese Chess Championship.

She has qualified for the Women's World Chess Championship 2014.

WGM title[edit]

In 2006, she gained the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title. She achieved her WGM norms at:[8]

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Preceded by
Hou Yifan
Women's Chinese Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Ju Wenjun