|Full name||Xu Yuhua|
October 29, 1976 |
Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
Woman Grandmaster (2001)
|Women's World Champion||2006–08|
|FIDE rating||2465 (July 2014)
(No. 31 ranked woman in the November 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
|Peak rating||2517 (April 2006)|
Xu Yuhua (simplified Chinese: 许昱华; traditional Chinese: 許昱華; pinyin: Xǔ Yùhua; born October 29, 1976) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster and former Women's World Champion (2006–2008). She is China's third women's world chess champion after Xie Jun and Zhu Chen.
On March 25, 2006 she won the Women's World Chess Championship knock-out tournament in Ekaterinburg, Russia, defeating Russian IM Alisa Galliamova in the final by taking 2.5 points on the third game of a four-game-match for the title. The knockout event had 64 participants, with both former world champion Zhu Chen and reigning world champion Antoaneta Stefanova. Xu was three months pregnant at the time. She became China's 22nd Grandmaster by winning the Women's World Chess Championship 2006.
She won the 2nd FIDE Women Grand Prix, Nanjing, 27 September – 9 October 2009.
Major titles include:
- Winner of Zonal tournament (1993, 2001)
- World Cup winner (2000, 2002)
- Winner of the World team Olympiad (2000, 2002, 2004)
- World women's champion (2006–2008)
Education Degrees include:
- Master of Literature, Chinese Linguistics, Peking University, 2011
- Bachelor of Law, Jurisprudence, Peking University, 2004
- Xu Yuhua's Official Blog
- Xu Yuhua player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Interview with Xu Yuhua North Urals Cup, 25 July 2008
|Women's World Chess Champion