Wang Hao (chess player)

Wang Hao (Chinese王皓, Pinyin Wáng Hào; * August 4, 1989 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province) is a Chinese chess player.


In the Chinese team championship in 2008, Wang played for Beijing, the Asian Club Cup 2008 /09 for the Qi Yuan Club and in the team championship 2009 Hebei. In the Russian team championship, he was in 2010 in Sochi and 2011 in Olginka, Krasnodar region with SchSM -64 Moscow team champion. He also plays for SOCAR Azerbaijan.


In the U10 World Youth Championship in 1999 in the Spanish Oropesa del Mar Wang was third. In July 2002 he won the Qingdao Zhongfand Cup. In the Under-16 Chess Olympiad in Kuala Lumpur in August 2002, he took on the fourth board of the Chinese national team gold. In July 2004 he took, now fourteen years old, again team gold at the Under-16 Chess Olympiad, this time in Kozhikode - this he secured at this tournament an individual gold medal for his score of 8 out of 9 on board one (88.9 %, Elo performance 2577 ). In the same month, Wang won a youth tournament in Yakutsk. He won the Dubai Open, surprisingly, in April 2005: As untitled player, he won by a half point ahead of 53 grandmasters and 30 International Masters. With seven points from nine games, his Elo performance was 2731st In August 2005, he won 10 of 11 and two points ahead of the 2nd Dato Arthur Tan Open in Kuala Lumpur ( Elo performance of 2843 ). In October 2005, Wang was tied for first in the zone tournament in Beijing. In February 2007, he won the GACC Tournament in the University of Malaya. In the Asian Individual Championship in September 2007 in Cebu City, he finished equal on points behind Zhang Pengxiang second place. In October 2007, he was at the Junior World Championships U20 in Yerevan third parties. Playing on board two of the Chinese national team he won the 2008 Asian Team Championship in Visakhapatnam, where he received a bronze medal for his individual score of 5.5 out of 7 In March 2008, he won the 23 Open in Reykjavík. At the Chess Olympiad in 2008, Wang played on board four for China and scored 4.5 points from seven games. In June 2010, he won the Chinese National Championship in Xinghua. At the Chess Olympiad 2010 he received a bronze medal for his individual score of 7.5 out of 10 on the second board, the same year he was again with China on the second board in Guangzhou Asian champions.

2012 Wang Hao won the International Chess Festival in Biel. He won six games, lost three and played only once a draw. In normal standings, he would have been 6.5 points, second behind Magnus Carlsen, who on 7 points ( 4 = 6, -0 ) came. Since, however, was a three-point rule was Wang Hao tournament winner. His Elo performance at this tournament was 2858th At the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent in 2012 shared the Wang took first - third Place.

Title and rating

As the title International Champion Kasparov skipping Wang was Grand Master in October 2005. The standards for this he reached the Aeroflot Open in Moscow in February 2005 A2, as well as the Open in Dubai in April 2005 and at the 2nd Dato Arthur Tan Open in Kuala Lumpur in August 2005.

With its highest ever Elo rating of 2752 in January 2013 he was on the 14th place in the FIDE world ranking list. Wang Hao was until December 2007 behind Magnus Carlsen and Sergei Karjakin the third youngest chess player in the top 100 in the world rankings.