Qin Kanying

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Qin Kanying
Qin Kanying 1992 Manila.jpg
Manila 1992
Born (1974-02-02) 2 February 1974 (age 49)
TitleWoman Grandmaster (1992)
FIDE rating2466 (March 2023)
Peak rating2501 (July 2000)

Qin Kanying (simplified Chinese: 秦侃滢; traditional Chinese: 秦侃瀅; pinyin: Qín Kǎnyìng; born 2 February 1974)[2] is a Chinese chess player who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster. She is a former Women's World Chess Championship runner-up and five-time Chinese women's champion.


Qin Kanying won the Women's Chinese Chess Championship in 1988, 1991, 1995, 1999 and 2004. She finished sixth at the 1991 Women's Interzonal Tournament in Subotica[3] to qualify for the 1992 Women's Candidates Tournament, held in Shanghai. In this latter event she placed fifth out of nine participants. Qin reached the final of the Women's World Chess Championship 2000 in New Delhi after she sequentially knocked out Masha Klinova, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska, Corina Peptan and Alisa Marić. In the final she faced defending champion Xie Jun, who retained her title by winning 2½-1½ in a four-game match. Also in 2000, Qin finished second in the Asian Women's Championship in Udaipur.[4]

Qin played on the Chinese team at the Women's Chess Olympiad in 1990, 1992 and 1994, winning each time the team bronze medal. In the 1992 Olympiad she also won an individual bronze medal thanks to her score of 77,3% (six wins, five draws and no losses) on board three.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Qin is married to chess grandmaster Peng Xiaomin, who is also her trainer.


  1. ^ 秦侃滢 (in Simplified Chinese). Sina Sports.
  2. ^ 中国国际象棋运动员等级分数据库 Archived 2013-11-12 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Byrne, Robert (1992-01-05). "Chess". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  4. ^ "Xu-Jun lifts crown". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 21 January 2000. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  5. ^ Qin Kanying team chess record at Olimpbase.org

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Preceded by Women's Chinese Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Xie Jun
Zhu Chen
Zhu Chen
Wang Lei
Wang Yu