29 October 1976 |
Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
Woman Grandmaster (2001)
|Women's World Champion||2006–08|
|FIDE rating||2465 (February 2016) [inactive]|
|Peak rating||2517 (April 2006)|
Xu Yuhua (simplified Chinese: 许昱华; traditional Chinese: 許昱華; pinyin: Xǔ Yùhua; born 29 October 1976) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster and former Women's World Champion (2006–2008). She is China's third women's world chess champion after Xie Jun and Zhu Chen.
On March 25, 2006 she won the Women's World Chess Championship knock-out tournament in Ekaterinburg, Russia, defeating Russian IM Alisa Galliamova in the final by taking 2.5 points on the third game of a four-game-match for the title. The knockout event had 64 participants, with both former world champion Zhu Chen and reigning world champion Antoaneta Stefanova. Xu was three months pregnant at the time. She became China's 22nd Grandmaster by winning the Women's World Chess Championship 2006.
She won the 2nd FIDE Women Grand Prix, Nanjing, 27 September – 9 October 2009.
Major titles include:
- Winner of Zonal tournament (1993, 2001)
- Asian junior girls' champion (1996)
- Asian women's champion (1998)
- Women's World Cup winner (2000, 2002)
- Winner of the Chess Olympiads of 2000, 2002 and 2004
- World women's champion (2006–2008)
Education Degrees include:
- Master of Literature, Chinese Linguistics, Peking University, 2011
- Bachelor of Law, Jurisprudence, Peking University, 2004
- Columns (bf1)
- "Xu Yuhua is the eleventh Women's World Champion". chessbase.com. 25 March 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
- People's Daily Online – Three Chinese chess players qualified for men's World Cup
- North Urals Cup 2008 – Participants
- "Asian Women's Chess Championship 1998". OoCities. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- Xu Yuhua's Official Blog
- Xu Yuhua player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Xu Yuhua chess games at 365Chess.com
- Interview with Xu Yuhua ChessBase. 27 July 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2015
|Women's World Chess Champion