Li Ruofan

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Li Ruofan
Country  China
Born (1978-04-30) April 30, 1978 (age 38)[1]
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Title International Master
Woman Grandmaster
Peak rating 2433 (January 2003)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.

Li Ruofan (Chinese: 李若凡; pinyin: Lǐ Ruòfán; born April 30, 1978[2] in Suzhou, Jiangsu) is a Chinese-Singaporean chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).

Notable title victories include the 2001 Asian Women's Chess Championship in Chennai,[3] and the 2006 Chinese Women's Chess Championship in Wuxi with a score of 8.5/12.[4]

She played for the China national "B" team at the 1999 Women's Asian Team Chess Championship with an overall record of 3 games played (+0, =2, -1).[5]

She played on board one for Singapore at the women's Chess Olympiad at Baku in 2016, scoring +4 =4 -2 (60%).

In 2002 Li Ruofan won the Women's World University Chess Championship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.[6] In 2007 she transferred federations to represent Singapore.[7] At the 2008 Japfa Chess Festival in Jakarta, Li Ruofan won the WGM Tournament, a six-player double round-robin event.[8][9]

She lives in Shenzhen with her husband and coach, Grandmaster Zhang Zhong. Her favorite chess player is Alexander Alekhine.[10]

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Preceded by
Wang Yu
Women's Chinese Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Hou Yifan