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Ju Wenjun 
 
Ju Wenjun
Number of games in database: 484
Years covered: 2004 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2520
Highest rating achieved in database: 2557
Overall record: +134 -57 =174 (60.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      119 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    E00 A40 A41 D00 A50
 King's Indian (27) 
    E62 E60 E94 E63 E67
 Catalan (27) 
    E06 E04
 Reti System (19) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Slav (18) 
    D11 D12 D10 D16 D19
 King's Indian Attack (13) 
    A07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (93) 
    B90 B92 B99 B51 B52
 King's Indian (78) 
    E97 E92 E60 E63 E90
 Sicilian Najdorf (57) 
    B90 B92 B99 B97 B96
 English (9) 
    A15 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 A41 A46
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D78 D79 D80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Yang Shen vs Ju Wenjun, 2011 0-1
   Ju Wenjun vs B Tuvshintugs, 2013 1-0
   N Zhukova vs Ju Wenjun, 2012 1/2-1/2
   N Kosintseva vs Ju Wenjun, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Nanjing Women's FIDE Grand Prix (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2010)
   FIDE Women's World Team Championship (2011)
   Chinese League (2011)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2011)
   FIDE Women's Grand Prix Nalchik (2011)
   Trophee Anatoly Karpov (2012)
   SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Basque) (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Women's World Team Championship (2013)

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JU WENJUN
(born Jan-31-1991) China

[what is this?]
WGM (2009); Chinese Women’s Champion (2010).

GM norms

At the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010), Wenjun won individual silver on board 2 and her first GM norm. She won the the 1st Hangzhou Women's GM Tournament (2011) and produced what clearly met a GM norm, but which has not been forwarded as such to FIDE. Her 2nd/3rd GM norm came with her second place (with 7/11) at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Nalchik (2011) while her 3rd/4th GM norm came from her result at the Women Grand Prix Jermuk (2012). Her three GM norms combined with her 2500+ rating would seem to assure her of the GM title, however her title application has yet to be finalised.

Championships

Wenjun won the Chinese Championship (Women) (2010). She qualified for the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012), and defeated Iranian WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan, US IM and WGM Anna Zatonskih, Ukrainian GM Natalia Zhukova and compatriot WGM Huang Qian to reach the semi-final. There she played and lost to Ukrainian IM and WGM Anna Ushenina in the first set of rapid game tiebreakers.

Team Events

In January 2013, she scored a rating-neutral 6/10 at the Tradewise Gibraltar (2013) but in March 2013, she shone on board 1 for the Chinese team at the Women's World Team Championship (2013) held in Astana, when she scored an individual gold medal with 7/9, enabling her team to salvage 5th place in the event. Ju Wenjun played for the Shanghai team in the 2013 Chinese League, helping her team to 3rd place out of 12.

Standard Tournaments

She continued her excellent form in April 2013 when she placed =2nd at the Dubai Open, half a point behind the winner, with 7/9 (+5 =4) and a 2683 performance rating, chalking up yet another GM norm result. She placed =5th in the Women Grand Prix Geneva (2013) in May 2013, the first leg of the Women's Grand Prix series for 2013-14, with a score of 6/11.

Ratings and Rankings

Ju Wenjun's rating as of 1 March 2014 is:

<Standard> 2520 (#3 Chinese woman; #10 woman in the world; Chinese #21).

<Rapid> 2572; and

<Blitz> 2488.

References

Live rating: http://www.2700chess.com/women; Wikipedia article: Ju Wenjun


 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 484  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Ju Wenjun vs Yifan Hou  ½-½61 2004 Asian-ch (Women)A37 English, Symmetrical
2. Ju Wenjun vs Gu Xiaobing  1-062 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsE91 King's Indian
3. Ju Wenjun vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½23 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
4. Zhao Xue vs Ju Wenjun  1-048 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsE92 King's Indian
5. Ju Wenjun vs M Socko  1-059 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA10 English
6. Ju Wenjun vs Chiburdanidze  0-174 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
7. Kuang Yinghui vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½18 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Ju Wenjun vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½63 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
9. Ju Wenjun vs Ruan Lufei  ½-½27 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
10. M Socko vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½51 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
11. Ju Wenjun vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½36 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Ju Wenjun vs Yang Shen  0-142 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. N Dzagnidze vs Ju Wenjun  0-183 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
14. Yifan Hou vs Ju Wenjun  1-040 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. Ju Wenjun vs Huang Qian  ½-½56 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
16. Chiburdanidze vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½34 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
17. Gong Qianyun vs Ju Wenjun  0-130 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Ju Wenjun vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½41 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
19. Ju Wenjun vs Li Ruofan  ½-½43 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsE15 Queen's Indian
20. Wang Pin vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½23 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
21. Chiburdanidze vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½26 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Ju Wenjun vs Wang Yu  ½-½40 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
23. N Dzagnidze vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½31 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
24. Chiburdanidze vs Ju Wenjun  1-021 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. N Bojkovic vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½53 2008 Women's World ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 484  PGN Download
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Oct-10-11  plimko: Nice endgame today for Jun Wenjun:

[Event "Nalchik 2011"]
[Date "2011.10.10"]
[Round "2.1"]
[Board "1"]
[White "Ju, Wenjun"]
[Black "Stefanova, Antoaneta"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2536"]
[BlackElo "2528"]
[PlyCount "123"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 e6 6. b3 Bb4 7. Bd2 Nbd7 8. Bd3 Qe7 9. O-O O-O 10. Qc2 dxc4 11. bxc4 e5 12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Qxe5 14. Rab1 a5 15. Ne2 Bxd2 16. Qxd2 Ng4 17. Ng3 h5 18. f4 Qxe3+ 19. Qxe3 Nxe3 20. Rfe1 Ng4 21. Nxh5 g6 22. Ng3 Rd8 23. Rbd1 Be6 24. h3 Nf6 25. f5 gxf5 26. Nxf5 b5 27. Ne7+ Kf8 28. Nxc6 Rd6 29. cxb5 Bxa2 30. Be2 Bd5 31. Bf3 a4 32. Bxd5 Nxd5 33. Rd3 Re6 34. Rf1 Ne3 35. Rc1 a3 36. Ra1 Nc4 37. Rc3 Ra4 38. Rb3 Re2 39. b6 Rb2 40. Raxa3 Rxa3 41. Rxb2 Nxb2 42. b7 Rb3 43. b8=Q+ Rxb8 44. Nxb8 Nd3 45. Nc6 Ke8 46. Kh2 Kd7 47. Nd4 Kd6 48. Nf3 f5 49. Kg3 Ke6 50. Nd4+ Ke5 51. Ne2 Ke4 52. Nc3+ Kd4 53. h4 f4+ 54. Kg4 Kxc3 55. h5 Kd4 56. h6 Kd5 57. h7 Ne5+ 58. Kxf4 Ke6 59. Kg5 Ke7 60. Kh6 Nf7+ 61. Kg7 Ke6 62. g4 1-0

Oct-18-11  feitang: She´s very pretty, I like her style =)
Oct-21-11  kwi: And congratulations to her for getting the final GM norm :)
Oct-21-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <kwi> When did she get her second GM norm?
Oct-22-11  kwi: #1: Chess olympiad 2010 (based on performance, a 13 game GM norm)

#2: 1st Hangzhou WGM tournament (9 games)

#3: Nalchik 2011 (11 games)

Oct-22-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <kwi> Thanks.
Apr-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <kwi>

Her result at the Olympiad didn't count as a GM norm because she didn't have enough GM opponents.

Apr-10-12  plimko: Ju Wenjun is the top seeded player in the 2nd Chess Women Masters Tournament in Jiangsu, China (from 10 to 19 april)

Official site
http://www.chinaqiyuan.com/

On 'Scacchi Internazionali'
http://biker60.wordpress.com/2012/0...

Jul-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congratulations to Ju Wenjun for winning her 3rd GM norm at Jermuk and the title of full Grandmaster.
Jul-28-12  kwi: You beat me to it first, <twinlark>.

Actually, I don't get how FIDE ignores it. They've listed it themselves: "≥9 games GM *Performance* counts as 13 games." in the Olympiad section. Performance means that she didn't have to have the required number of GM opponents. But anyway, there have been plenty of irregular things before, so I shouldn't be surprised if that Olympiad norm is not acknoweldged.

Jul-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark:

FIDE probably realised they'd made a mistake. It wouldn't be the first time.

I'm still trying to figure out how Zhansaya Abdumalik has been put forward for a WGM title when her peak rating is less than 2200. Yet on the title application page they list her highest rating as over 2300, which isn't reflected in her ratings history.

http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?ev... and http://ratings.fide.com/title_appli...

Go figure.

Aug-21-12  kwi: I suppose the one who entered the information into the application page simply copied the html code from the previous entry (i.e., from Kulkarni Bhakti), but didn't change the highest rating element. This way to edit the application page allows duplicated entries as you can even see on the same page (Gomes, Ines) and, even worse, incorrect summary in general.

On the actual application, it is stated correctly that her highest rating is 2193. Their goal can simply be that they want to get a WGM-elect for her, which is totally ok. This is similar to Natalia Zhukova, who was a GM-elect for several years.

Aug-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <kwi>

As far as FIDE is concerned, I have no doubt you're right. What puzzled me was Abdumalik being spruiked as the youngest WGM since Yifan, as if the title will take retrospective effect.

Seems like a communications stuff up with whoever wrote that story, as it seems the same story was recycled and propagated throughout the internet.

Jan-31-13  Kikoman: Happy 22nd Birthday WGM Ju Wenjun! :D
Feb-05-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Women's world No 15 Ju Wenjun has found herself stuck between the Rock and a hard place after an airline refused to allow her to board a flight to London following a tournament in Gibraltar because she did not hold a transit visa to enter the UK....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/201...

Apr-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: She has had a tremendous tournament in Dubai so far, being tied with the leaders with 6 points in 7 rounds: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr974... This includes a win over GM Sargissian.
Apr-14-13  kwi: And congratulations for yet another GM norm (no matter what the result of round 9 is)! I wonder if she's gonna permanently be a WGM.
Apr-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: With 2 wins and 3 draws against GMs so far and a 2700+ performance rating I think that the GM title will be well deserved. She has at least one norm already: http://ratings.fide.com/title_norms... and has a 2500+ rating. It shouldn't be long.
Apr-15-13  kwi: She now has (already!) 5 GM norms (or 4 if the 2010 Team championship one is discounted for whatever weird reason) for a total of almost 50 games! And congratulations for the 2nd equal in Dubai Open.
Apr-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Maybe she just has to apply. There are a number of people who have norms already who aren't listed on the FIDE site. The site's boilerplate: The norms have been sent by the federations/organisers, but the norms have not yet been checked, they may not be valid.

It says there are 3, but I don't know what the colors are in the rightmost 2 columns: http://ratings.fide.com/title_norms...

There are columns for pic and ct and I don't have a clue what they mean.

Apr-16-13  Bridgeburner: <waustad>

FIDE's info is not user friendly. Here we have a typical GM application that was granted: http://ratings.fide.com/title_appli...

The right hand columns are both grey so it seems clear that the green colour coding is not about verification.

As to whether the norms are valid or not: it would be weird if they were not as all three events were FIDE-run and organised events, and would be therefore instantly verified and verifiable.

One would think.

Apr-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Natalia Pogonina: Yet another impressive performance by Ju Wenjun. I guess we will have a new female GM soon. Good news :)

Btw, Gunina is applying too.

Apr-16-13  Bridgeburner: <Natalia Pogonina>

Do you know why she doesn't already have a GM title? She seems to have 5 GM norms.

Oct-28-13  John Abraham: Nice smile, she seems to have a pleasant personality :)
Mar-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: She's taken over the lead in the Chinese women's championship with a win in the penultimate round against Lei Tingjie. Yang Shen also won so those 3 will be the top 3, but the order will be determined tomorrow.
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