Ye Rongguang

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Ye Rongguang
Full name Ye Rongguang
Country China
Born (1963-10-03) October 3, 1963 (age 53)[1]
Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
Title Grandmaster (1990)
FIDE rating 2461 (March 2017) [inactive]
Peak rating 2545 (January 1991)
Ye Rongguang
Traditional Chinese 葉榮光
Simplified Chinese 叶荣光

Ye Rongguang (simplified Chinese: 叶荣光; traditional Chinese: 葉榮光; pinyin: Yè Róngguāng; born October 3, 1963 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang)[2] is a retired Chinese chess Grandmaster, who in 1990, became the first ever Chinese player to gain the Grandmaster title.[3][4][5] He was for more than ten years the coach of women's world chess champion Zhu Chen. He lives in the Netherlands, and was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Netherlands Chinese Photographic Society.[6]


Ye Rongguang competed at the 1990 World Chess Championship (Manila VI-VII, Interzonal Tournament) where he finished in 44th place with 6/13 points.[7] In the same year he won the China National Chess Championship. He reached his highest FIDE rating of 2545 on January 1991 when he was ranked 97th in the world.[8]

Ye has competed in the China national chess team in the Chess Olympiad three times at the Men's Chess Olympiad (1988–92) (games played 35: +19 −5 =11),[9] and twice at the Men's World Team Chess Championships (1985–89) (games played 15: +8 −5 =2) winning bronze on 6th board in 1985.[10] Ye also competed twice at the Men's Asian Team Chess Championship (1987, 1991), with an overall record of 13 games (+11 −1 =1). He won an individual bronze medal and an individual gold in 1987 and 1991, respectively.[11]

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  1. ^ Rating data for player Ye, Rongguang, (CHN)
  2. ^ "中国国际象棋运动员等级分数据库". Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  3. ^ Ye Rongguang at
  4. ^ "Chess". New York Times. 1990-05-22. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  5. ^ CHESS IN CHINA - AWAKENING OF A DRAGON By Ignatius Leong, International Arbiter & Organizer
  6. ^ "Chinese Championship – a pictorial review". 2009-06-14. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "1990 Manila Interzonal Tournament". Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  8. ^ Ergebnis von Eloabfrage Ye Rongguang
  9. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Men's Chess Olympiads :: Ye Rongguang". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  10. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "World Men's Team Chess Championship :: Ye Rongguang". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  11. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Men's Asian Team Chess Championship :: Ye Rongguang". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 

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Preceded by
Ye Jiangchuan
Men's Chinese Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Lin Weiguo