Xu Yuhua

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Xu Yuhua, 2008

Xu Yuhua ( Chinese  許昱華  /  许昱华 , Pinyin Xǔ Yùhua , born October 29, 1976 in Jinhua ) is a Chinese chess player and former world chess champion (2006–2008).


She has held the title of Grand Master of Women (WGM) since 2000 ; in 2007 she was awarded the title of Grand Master by the President of FIDE .

In 2000 she won the Women's World Cup in Shenyang and defended this title in Hyderabad in 2002 . At the strongly occupied North Urals Cup in Krasnoturjinsk in July 2005, she came in second behind K. Humpy . In October 2009 she won the Grand Prix tournament in Nanjing ( category 8) with 8 points from 11 games.

Since 2000 she has participated in the women's world chess championships. In New Delhi 2000 she reached the third round, in Moscow 2001 the semi-finals and in Elista 2004 the quarter-finals. At the World Cup tournament in Yekaterinburg in March 2006, she eliminated several Russian top players and won the final against Alissa Galljamowa with 2.5: 0.5.

As world champion, Xu Yuhua was qualified for the 2007 World Chess Cup , in which she lost to Vladimir Malachov 2-0 in the first round .

Xu Yuhua's Elo number is 2465 (as of December 2014), but she is listed as inactive because she has not played an Elo-rated game since the Chinese Team Championship in 2011 . She reached her highest rating of 2517 in April 2006.

Elo development

National team

With China, Xu Yuhua took part in the women's chess Olympiads in 2000 , 2002 and 2004 and won them all. In addition, she won the Asian women's team championships with China in 1995, 1999 and 2003, where she also won an individual gold medal each (1995 on the reserve board, 1999 on the third and 2003 on the second board), as well as playing the chess competition of the indoor Asian games on the first women's board 2007.


In the Chinese team championship, Xu Yuhua played for Zhejiang in 2005, 2006 and from 2008 to 2011 . In the Russian women's team championship , Xu Yuhua came in second with Spartak Widnoje in 2008 and in 2009 with AWS Krasnoturjinsk . With AWS Krasnoturjinsk she also took part in the European Women's Club Cup 2007, she reached second place with the team and third place in the individual ranking on the top board.

Web links

Commons : Xu Yuhua  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. The winners of Hyderabad on chessbase.com, October 23, 2002 (English).
  2. Xu Yuhua is the eleventh Women's World Champion , chessbase.com, March 25, 2006 (English).
  3. Numbers according to FIDE Elo lists. Data sources: fide.com (period since 2001), olimpbase.org (period 1971 to 2001)
  4. Xu Yuhua's results at the women's chess Olympiads on olimpbase.org (English)
  5. Xu Yuhua's results at the Asian women's team championships on olimpbase.org (English)
  6. Xu Yuhua's results at indoor Asian games on olimpbase.org (English)
  7. Xu Yuhua's results at the European Women's Club Cups on olimpbase.org (English)