Xu Yuhua in 2008
|Born||29 October 1976|
Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
Woman Grandmaster (2001)
|Women's World Champion||2006–08|
|FIDE rating||2465 (April 2020) [inactive]|
|Peak rating||2517 (April 2006)|
Xu Yuhua (born 29 October 1976) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and former Women's World Champion (2006–2008). She was China's third women's world chess champion after Xie Jun and Zhu Chen. She has been followed by Chinese women's world chess champions Hou Yifan, Tan Zhongyi, and Ju Wenjun.
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 2½–½ (in a best-of-four match). 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 event.
She won the 2nd FIDE Women Grand Prix, Nanjing, 27 September – 9 October 2009.
Major successes and 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
- 中国国际象棋运动员等级分数据库 Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine
- Columns (bf1)
- "Xu Yuhua is the eleventh Women's World Champion". chessbase.com. 25 March 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-10-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- People's Daily Online – Three Chinese chess players qualified for men's World Cup
- North Urals Cup 2008 Archived July 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine – 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