Yu Shaoteng

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yu.
Yu Shaoteng
Full name Yu Shaoteng
Country  China
Born (1979-03-26) March 26, 1979 (age 38)[1]
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Title Grandmaster (2004)
FIDE rating 2479 (March 2017)
Peak rating 2550 (July 2002)
Yu Shaoteng
Traditional Chinese 餘少騰
Simplified Chinese 余少腾

Yu Shaoteng (Chinese: 余少腾; Pinyin: Yú Shǎoténg; born March 26, 1979 in Guangzhou, Guangdong)[2] is a Chinese chess Grandmaster, and is the personal trainer of chess prodigy Hou Yifan.[3] He took part in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2002, but was knocked out in the first round by Zhang Zhong.[4] In 2004, he became China's 17th Grandmaster at the age of 25.

Grandmaster title[edit]

He obtained four GM norms before being awarded the GM title. They were at:[5]

  • In February 2002, 2nd Trignac Open International; score 7/9.
  • In March 2002, 6th Open Anibal in Linares; score 7/10.
  • In July 2004, 2nd ASEAN Masters GM in Bangkok; score 6.5/10.
  • In August 2004, 3rd ASEAN Masters GM in Bangkok; score 6/10.

National team[edit]

Yu has competed in the China national chess team in the Chess Olympiad once at the 33rd Chess Olympiad in 1998 (games played 4: +1, =2, -1),[6] and twice at the Asian Team Chess Championships (1999–2003) (games played 7: +2, =2, -3).[7]

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