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Zhang Jilin

Full name Zhang Jilin
Country China
Born June 24, 1986
Harbin, Heilongjiang
Title Woman Grandmaster (2007)
Peak rating 2361 (April 2008)
Zhang Jilin
Traditional Chinese 張繼林
Simplified Chinese 张继林

Zhang Jilin (simplified Chinese: 张继林; traditional Chinese: 張繼林; pinyin: Zhāng Jìlín; born June 24, 1986) is a Chinese chess Woman Grandmaster.

Zhang Jilin first represented China in the World Under 10 Championships in Menorca in 1996 and then three times subsequently at the World Junior (U/20) Girls Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006, finishing top 10 on all three occasions.

Zhang currently plays for Shandong chess club in the top division of the China Chess League (CCL), alongside Women's World Champion Hou Yifan.

She also has the titles of FIDE Arbiter (2008) and FIDE Trainer.

WGM title

In June 2007, she qualified for the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title. She earned WGM norms at:

Women's World Chess Championship

In 2008 Zhang qualified from the Chinese Zonal tournament and reached the final stages of the Women's World Chess Championship in Nalchik, Russia, where she was knocked out in the first round by Irina Gaponenko.

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