Xu Yuanyuan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Xu Yuanyuan
Full nameXu Yuanyuan
Country China
Born (1981-03-08) March 8, 1981 (age 37)[1]
TitleWoman Grandmaster (WGM)
FIDE rating2322 (April 2009)
Peak rating2437 (January 2001)

Xu Yuanyuan (Chinese: 徐媛媛;[2] born March 8, 1981)[3] is a Chinese WGM-titled chess player.

Chess career[edit]

In 1995 Xu won the World U14 Girls Chess Championship held in São Lourenço, Minas Gerais, Brazil.[4] In October 1997 she won the World U16 Girls Chess Championship in Yerevan, and in 2000, also in Yerevan, she won the World Junior Girls U-20 Championship by a large margin – she began with seven consecutive wins and finished with a score of 11/13.

In July 11–21, 2003, Xu won the China Women's National Chess Championship (FIDE Zone 3.3 qualifier) held in Yongchuan District, Chongqing, with a final score of 6.5/9.[5][6][7] In November 2003, Xu won the Chinese Women's Individual Chess Championship in Shan Wei with a final score of 8.5/11.[8] In April–May 2004, she came joint third in the Chinese Women's Team Chess Championship in Jinan City.[9]

She used to be the No. 1 ranked girl chess player in the world on the January 2001 Top 20 Girls FIDE rating list.[10] Her highest position on the Top 50 Women FIDE rating list was 25th (also in January 2001).[11]

Xu Yuanyuan is an official representative of Aigo. "Aigo Chess" is a chess variant created in 2004 by the president of the company.[12] The idea consisted of introducing a piece from Chinese chess called "cannon" into the chess game.[13]

Opening repertoire[edit]

Xu Yuanyuan usually opens with white with 1. d4, and replies to it as black with the Slav. With black against 1. e4 she usually plays the Caro-Kann Defence.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rating data for player Xu, Yuanyuan, (CHN) Archived August 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ 第二届北京市大学生国际象棋团体赛隆重开幕
  3. ^ 中国国际象棋运动员等级分数据库
  4. ^ "世界青年冠军徐媛媛与清华学子交流"国象精神"" [World Youth Champion Xu Yuanyuan shares "chess spirit" with Tsinghua students] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. 2006-09-30. Retrieved 2016-11-20. Some sources on this event misspell her name as Xu Xuun Yuan.
  5. ^ Look Up (Finger) Player ChinaWomen2003
  6. ^ THE WEEK IN CHESS 455 28 July 2003 by Mark Crowther
  7. ^ FIDE Period: October 2003 Archived June 2, 2004, at the Wayback Machine. Xu, Yuanyuan
  8. ^ FIDE Period: January 2004 Archived January 2, 2005, at the Wayback Machine. Xu, Yuanyuan
  9. ^ FIDE Period: July 2004 Archived May 12, 2005, at the Wayback Machine. Xu, Yuanyuan
  10. ^ FIDE Archive: Top 20 Girls January 2001 Archived October 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ FIDE World Top Chess Player: Xu Yuanyuan Archived April 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ AIGO chess
  13. ^ Almira Skripchenko – cannons on the chessboard

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Wang Pin
Women's Chinese Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Qin Kanying