Ju Wenjun

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ju.
Ju Wenjun
Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva 11-05-2013 - Ju Wenjun during the press conference.jpg
Ju Wenjun, 2013
Country  China
Born (1991-01-31) 31 January 1991 (age 25)
Shanghai, China
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2568 (July 2016)
(No. 3 ranked woman in the March 2016 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2582 (October 2014)
Ju Wenjun
Medal record
Representing  China
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Women's Team

Ju Wenjun (Chinese: 居文君; 31 born January 1991 in Shanghai)[1] is a Chinese chess player, who holds the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM).

She plays for Shanghai chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[2]


In December 2004, Ju Wenjun came joint second in the Asian Women's Chess Championship in Beirut.[3] In October 2007, she came joint fourth in the 2007 FIDE Women's Zonal 3.5 Tournament in Tianjin[4] and qualified for the 2008 Women's World Chess Championship.

In the Women's World Chess Championship 2008 she was knocked out in the second round by Antoaneta Stefanova 1–3. 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 Chess Championship with a score of 8/11 points.

In July 2011 she won the Hangzhou Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament ahead of reigning Women's World Chess Champion Hou Yifan undefeated with 6.5/9.[5] In October 2011 she took the second place at the Nalchik leg of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2011-2012 with 7/11, ranked only after her compatriot Zhao Xue; her performance was enough to acquire her third and final Grandmaster norm.[6] However, one of the third GM norms was missing the signature of the arbiter, disqualifying her for consideration for the Grandmaster title.[7] She was the No. 2 ranked under-21 female player 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.

During June 18 to July 2, 2014 in the 5th stage of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013–14 held in Lopota, Georgia she finished jointly second with Elina Danielian and a 7/11 score (+5 -2 =4, TPR 2622). This marks her fourth GM norm. In the 6th stage of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013–14 held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, from August 24 to September 7, 2014 she placed joint first with Hou Yifan with a 8.5/11 score (+6 =5, TPR 2695).

In the 4th Quarter of 2014 Presidential Board meeting in Sochi, Russia, her GM title was approved.[9] With five successful GM norms, including three norms from the Women's Grand Prix (1 from each series), she is now a fully fledged grandmaster, China's 31st Grandmaster and the 31st woman to hold the title.

In 2014 she became Chinese women's champion for the second time since 2010.[10] In the same year she tied for first with Lei Tingjie in the 4th China Women Masters Tournament in Wuxi.[11] In February 2016, Ju Wenjun won the Tehran leg of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2015–16.

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