Wang Yu (chess player)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang.
Wang Yu
Country  China
Born (1982-11-19) 19 November 1982 (age 34)
Tianjin, China
Title International Master (2007)
Woman Grandmaster (2003)
Peak rating 2438 (October 2000)
Wang Yu
Medal record
Representing  China
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Women's Team

Wang Yu (Chinese: 王瑜;[1] born 19 November 1982 in Tianjin)[2] is a Chinese chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).

Chess career[edit]

In 1996, Wang won the World Under-14 Girls Championship and in 1998, won the World U16 Girls Championship. In 1999, she won the Asian Junior Girls Championship in Vũng Tàu.[3] Wang finished runner-up at the World Under-18 Girls Championship of 2000.[4]

Wang Yu won the Asian Women's Chess Championship of 2004 in Beirut.[5] In 2005, she won the Chinese Women's Chess Championship.

National team[edit]

Wang played for the B team in 1999 and for the first team in 2003 at the Women's Asian Team Chess Championship (overall record is 11 games: +6, =2, -3).[6] She also played for the Chinese women's team at the World Team Chess Championship in Beersheba (overall record was 6 games:+0, =2, -4).[7] In 2006 Wang Yu was a member of the Chinese team which won the bronze medal at the Women's 37th Chess Olympiad (played 4 games in total: +1, =1, -2).

Wang was part of the women's team in the 2007 China-Russia Summit Match.

IM title[edit]

In 2007, she gained the International Master (IM) title. She achieved her IM norms at:[2]

  • Tan Chin Nam Cup International GM Open in Qingdao, China (July 4–8, 2002); score 4.0/9
  • Aeroflot Open 2004 B Group in Moscow, Russia (February 16–26, 2004); score 5.5/9
  • Dubai Open 2005 in Dubai, UAE (April 4–12, 2005); score 5.0/9

WGM title[edit]

In 2003, she gained the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title. She achieved her WGM norms at:[8]

  • China Women's Ch. in Suzhou, China (March–April 2001); score 6.0/9
  • 9th Asian Women's Ch. in Chennai, India (Sept 2001); score 7.0/9
  • Tan Chin Nam Cup GM in Qingdao (July 2002); score 4.0/9

China Chess League[edit]

Wang Yu plays for Beijing chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "中国国际象棋运动员等级分数据库". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b IM title application FIDE
  3. ^ "Today in Indian History: Events for September 24". Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Oropesa del Mar 2000 - 14° World Championship u18 (girls) BrasilBase
  5. ^ "11th Asian Women Individual Chess Championship 2004". FIDE. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Women's Asian Team Chess Championship: Wang Yu". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  7. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "World Men's Team Chess Championship: Wang Yu". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  8. ^ "World Chess Federation". FIDE. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  9. ^ "雅戈尔杯中国国际象棋甲级联赛官方网站". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Qin Kanying
Women's Chinese Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Li Ruofan