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Wang Yu - chess player

Country China
Born 19 November 1982
Tianjin, China
Title International Master (2007)
Woman Grandmaster (2003)
Peak rating 2438 (October 2000)

Wang Yu (Chinese: 王瑜; born 19 November 1982 in Tianjin) is a Chinese chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).

Chess career

In 1996, Wang won the World Under-14 Girls Championship and in 1998, won the World U16 Girls Championship. In 1999, she won the Asian Junior Girls Championship in Vũng Tàu. Wang finished runner-up at the World Under-18 Girls Championship of 2000.

Wang Yu won the Asian Women's Chess Championship of 2004 in Beirut. In 2005 she won the Chinese Women's Chess Championship.

National team

Wang played for the B team in 1999 and for the first team in 2003 at the Women's Asian Team Chess Championship (overall record is 11 games: +6, =2, -3). She also played for the Chinese women's team at the World Team Chess Championship in Beersheba (overall record was 6 games:+0, =2, -4). In 2006 Wang Yu was a member of the Chinese team which won the bronze medal at the Women's 37th Chess Olympiad (played 4 games in total: +1, =1, -2).

Wang was part of the women's team in the 2007 China-Russia Summit Match.

IM title

In 2007, she gained the International Master (IM) title. She achieved her IM norms at:

WGM title

In 2003, she gained the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title. She achieved her WGM norms at:

China Chess League

Wang Yu plays for Beijing chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).

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