Wei Yi

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Wei Yi (2017)
Wei Yi, 2017
Surname Wei Yi
Association China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China
Born June 2, 1999
Yancheng , Jiangsu Province
title International Master (2013)
Grand Master (2013)
Current  Elo rating 2732 (September 2020)
Best Elo rating 2753 (August 2017)
Tab at the FIDE (English)

Wei Yi ( Chinese  韦奕 , Pinyin Wéi Yì ; born June 2, 1999 in Yancheng , Jiangsu Province ) is a Chinese chess master .


Wei won the U12 World Youth Championship in 2010 and was named FIDE champion due to this success . In 2013 he was named International Master (IM) in January and Grand Master (GM) in May . He fulfilled the IM standards in 2012 at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow and at the Asian individual championship in Ho Chi Minh City . In 2012 he already fulfilled two GM norms at the Junior World Championships in Athens and at the 2nd INA Open in Jakarta , and he fulfilled the third norm in March 2013 at the Reykjavík Open. Also in 2013 , Wei first took part in the World Chess Cup . With victories against the favored Jan Nepomnjaschtschi and Alexei Schirow he reached the third round, in which he failed to Şəhriyar Məmmədyarov . He also took part in the 2014 Junior World Championships and came in second with half a point behind the winner, Lu Shanglei . In January 2015 Wei Yi won the B group of the Tata Steel chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee with 10.5 points from 13 games. This meant that he was eligible to participate in the A group of the same tournament in 2016, in which the world's best players take part. In March he achieved a rating of 2706 Elo points, making him the youngest player since the introduction of the Elo system to achieve a rating of over 2700 Elo points. In May 2015 he won the Chinese Individual Championship in Xinghua ; he is the youngest player to win the title. In 2016 and 2017 he won the title again.

National team

Wei has been a member of the Chinese national team since 2014 and won both the 2014 Chess Olympiad and the 2014 Asian Team Championship with it, where he also achieved the third-best individual result on the third board. In April 2015, he won the World Team Championship with the Chinese national team , which was held in Zaghkadzor , Armenia. Wei Yi was the most successful player of the tournament with 7 points from 9 games. The Chess Olympiad 2018 was Wei Yi, as part of the team, win again.


He has been playing in the Chinese chess league since 2010 for the team from Jiangsu , with which he became champions in 2014 .

Game example

Wei Yi won a spectacular attacking game in July 2015 at a tournament in Danzhou with the white pieces against the Cuban grandmaster Lázaro Bruzón . With several sacrifices , the black king was chased across the board until checkmate could no longer be avoided.

Wei Yi – Lázaro Bruzón
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Wei Yi – Lázaro Bruzón 1-0
Denzhou, July 3, 2015
Sicilian Defense, Scheveningen Variant , B85
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 a6 4. Be2 Nc6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qc7 7. OO Nf6 8. Be3 Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Kh1 OO 11. De1 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. Qg3 Bb7 14. a3 Rad8 15. Tae1 Rd7 16. Bd3 Qd8 17. QD3 g6 18. f5 e5 19. Be3 Re8 20. fxg6 hxg6 21. Nd5 Nxd5 22.Rxf7 Kxf7 23. Qh7 + Ke6 24. exd5 + Kxd5 25. Be4 + Kxe4 26. Qf7 Bf6 27. Bd2 + Kd4 28. Be3 + Ke4 29. Qb3 Kf5 30. Rf1 + Kg4 31. Qd3 Bxg2 + 32. Kxg2 Da8 + 33. Kg1 Bg5 34. De2 + Kh4 35.Bf2 + Kh3 36.Be1 1-0 Black resigned.

Web links

Commons : Wei Yi  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. IM application to FIDE (English)
  2. GM application to FIDE (English)
  3. http://chess-results.com/tnr147550.aspx?lan=0&art=1&rd=13&flag=30&wi=821
  4. Report at Chessbase
  5. ^ Report on the 2015 Chinese championship at Chessbase
  6. ^ Report on the Chinese championship 2016 at Chessbase
  7. Wei Yi's results at the Chess Olympiads on olimpbase.org (English)
  8. Wei Yi's results at Asian team championships on olimpbase.org (English)
  9. Tournament page Team World Championship 2015
  10. Chess Olympiad: Two golds for China. October 5, 2018, accessed September 24, 2019 .