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Qin Kanying

Country China
Born 2 February 1974
Title Woman Grandmaster (1992)
Peak rating 2501 (July 2000)

Qin Kanying (simplified Chinese: 秦侃滢; traditional Chinese: 秦侃瀅; pinyin: Qín Kǎnyìng; born 2 February 1974) is a Chinese chess player who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She is a former Women's World Chess Championship runner-up and won the women's Chinese Chess Championship five times, in 1988, 1991, 1995, 1999 and 2004.

She finished seventh at the 1991 Women's Interzonal Tournament in Subotica and qualified for the 1992 Women's Candidates tournament, held in Shanghai, in which she placed fifth out of nine participants. Qin reached the final of the Women's World Chess Championship 2000 in New Delhi after she sequentially knocked out Masha Klinova, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska, Corina Peptan and Alisa Marić. She faced in the final defending champion Xie Jun, who retained her title by winning 2½-1½ in a four-game match.

Qin played for the Chinese team at the women's Chess Olympiads of 1990, 1992 and 1994, winning each time the team bronze medal. In the 1992 Olympiad she also won the individual bronze medal thanks to her 77,3% score (six wins, five draws and no losses) on board three.

She is married to GM Peng Xiaomin, who is also her trainer.

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