Zhao Xue

Zhao Xue (Chinese:赵 雪; Zhao Xue, born April 6, 1985 in Jinan, Shandong Province) is a Chinese chess player. She's since November 2000 Great Master of the ladies ( WGM ) and since March 2008, Grand Master of Men (GM).


Zhao Xue is a student of Peking University.


In December 1997, she was in Cannes U12 World Champion with a full point ahead of Tatyana Kossinzewa and Elisabeth Pähtz. The U14 World Cup they won in 1999 in the Spanish Oropesa del Mar. 2001, was at the U20 World Chess Championship in Athens behind K. Humpy Second, in 2002, she won against K. Humpy the U20 World Chess Championship, which was held this year in Panaji. In 2003, she won by a large margin and nine points from nine games the Lady 's Cup in Cannes. The Queens Chess woman grandmasters tournament in Bad Homburg she won in 2007 with two points ahead of Elisabeth Pähtz. In the Women's Championship 2010 in Guangzhou, they took second place behind Hou Yifan. The Grand Prix Tournament in Nalchik in October 2011, she won superior with 9.5 points from 11 games, which corresponds to an Elo performance of 2828.

With two victories of the Chinese women's national team at Chess Olympiads she was with individual gold medals with great success: 2002 in Bled, it reached a score of eleven out of twelve of board four ( Elo performance 2707 ) and 2004 in Calvià on board three was their result ten out of twelve ( Elo performance 2597 ). 2007 in Yekaterinburg, at the first World Team Championship of Women, China, was with her on top board World Champion, 2008, she won with China the women competition of the Asian Team Championship in Visakhapatnam, where he received an individual gold medal for her score of 6.5 out of 7 on board One ( Elo performance 2623 ). The World Team Championship title she defended in 2009 in Ningbo, on board Two playing and 2011 in Mardin on board Three playing. On the third board China's playing, she won the Asia Cup 2010 in Guangzhou.

In the Chinese team championship she plays for Beijing. In 2008 she played in the Russian Team Championship of Women for Spartak Vidnoye, 2009 on top board for the first team of Economist SGSEU Saratov.

Your Elo rating is 2543 (as of March 2012) so that it lies behind Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun on the third place of the Chinese women's rankings and No. 19 of the WTA rankings. Their highest ever Elo rating was 2551 in January 2012; its highest position on the FIDEWeltrangliste the women she had when she was in fourth place in July and September 2009.