Yue Wang

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Yue Wang
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Yue Wang
Full nameWang Yue
Country China
TitleGrandmaster 2004; aged 17
FIDE rating2734 (#14 on the March 2011 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating2756 (November 2010)

Yue Wang is China's highest ever rated chess grandmaster, and the first to reach the elite top 10 in the world.

In 2004, he became China's 18th Grandmaster at the age of 17. In October 2007, Wang became the first Chinese player, and third Asian player, to cross the 2700 rating mark.

Wang is currently ranked 2nd in Asia; #1 is World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India.

Wang Yue was to play on 1st board at the World Team Chess Championship in January 2010, until China dropped out of the event at the last minute.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. tsf.org.tr [1]
  2. chessninja.com [2]

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