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Ye Jiangchuan
Number of games in database: 636
Years covered: 1980 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2602
Highest rating achieved in database: 2681
Overall record: +209 -106 =283 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      38 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B90 B32 B92 B30 B40
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C78 C67 C92 C76 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (39) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91
 French Defense (32) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09 C10
 French Tarrasch (28) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B19 B17 B18 B10 B12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (127) 
    B47 B40 B48 B83 B42
 King's Indian (103) 
    E97 E73 E92 E90 E70
 Sicilian Taimanov (34) 
    B47 B48 B46 B45 B49
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D76 D78 D71 D77 D74
 Sicilian Scheveningen (20) 
    B83 B80 B85 B81 B82
 English (13) 
    A16 A15 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Korchnoi vs J Ye, 1990 0-1
   Bu Xiangzhi vs J Ye, 1999 0-1
   W Lin vs J Ye, 1998 0-1
   V Atlas vs J Ye, 1994 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

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(born Nov-20-1960, 54 years old) China

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Grandmaster, he has won the Chinese Chess Championship seven times (1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1996) and was the first Chinese player to have a FIDE rating over 2600. He is also an International Organizer.

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 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 636  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Ye vs M Sisniega  0-159 1980 Mexico City u26 wchtC18 French, Winawer
2. J Ye vs V Koshy 1-012 1981 Hangzhou Asian chtB32 Sicilian
3. K Hulak vs J Ye  1-040 1982 Lucerne olmE92 King's Indian
4. C Watkins vs J Ye  0-132 1982 Lucerne olmB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. H Kaenel vs J Ye  0-131 1982 Lucerne olmA04 Reti Opening
6. J Ye vs O Foisor  ½-½36 1982 Lucerne olmB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. J Ye vs G Milos  1-041 1982 Lucerne olmB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
8. J L Vilela vs J Ye  ½-½29 1982 Lucerne olmA61 Benoni
9. J Ye vs J Aldrete 1-038 1982 Lucerne olmB32 Sicilian
10. J Ye vs Tan C K  1-053 1982 Lucerne olmC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
11. H Salazar Jacob vs J Ye  ½-½28 1982 Lucerne olmB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. J Ye vs C Cuartas Bedoya  1-055 1982 Lucerne olmC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
13. J Ye vs A J Mestel  0-130 1982 Lucerne olmB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. J Ye vs J Guerra  1-033 1982 Lucerne olmB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. J Ye vs A Yap  ½-½30 1983 5th Asian Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. J Kristiansen vs J Ye  0-152 1984 Thessaloniki olmB83 Sicilian
17. Goh Cheng Hong vs J Ye  1-047 1984 Thessaloniki olmA15 English
18. J Ye vs Gheorghiu  ½-½12 1984 Thessaloniki olmB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
19. J Ye vs Velimirovic  1-035 1984 Subotica Yugoslavia-Asia mB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
20. J Ye vs Ftacnik  0-147 1984 Thessaloniki olm ;BIGB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. E Lobron vs J Ye  ½-½129 1984 Thessaloniki olmB44 Sicilian
22. J Ye vs Petursson  ½-½101 1984 Thessaloniki olmB32 Sicilian
23. H Pfleger vs J Ye  ½-½28 1985 Lucerne WchTE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. J Ye vs H Ma  0-130 1985 Chinese chB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
25. J Ye vs K Skalli  1-060 1985 Lucerne WchTB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 636  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-15-04  shr0pshire: Mr. Ye is China's highest rated player currently. He is about 43 years old right now, which I don't think he will rise too much in the ratings anymore. However, he is a very strong player, and I hope is a sign of things to come from China.
Jun-17-04  rugged: Yeah, I agree that he has reached his potential. But he helped many famous chinese players, including Xie Jun! He is now training Bu XiangZhi. By the way, he is pretty good with King's Indian.
Jun-17-04  rugged: Let us hope China will produce a 2700+ Super GM soon, any candidates?
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  acirce: <rugged> Well it could be Ye. He has been a stable 2670'er for 4 years and it's certainly not impossible to rise above 2700 even if only temporary. Maybe Bu Xiangzhi otherwise, as he's only 18 and has 2621 today.
Jun-17-04  rugged: <acirce> Bu's progress has been slow. Of course, he does not go to top tournments, and he does not have good mentors. Look at Radjabov, he is now 2670+, several years back, Bu beat him like chicken. But Radjabov is an international star, gets invited everywhere!
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  acirce: <Bu's progress has been slow.> Don't know... lately, yes, a bit, but only three years ago he had 2553 and in the the latest period (Jan-Apr) he increased 21 points. I think he is on his way up slowly but steadily.
Jun-24-04  ychjae: Ye Jiangchuan is being too busy, he do many things in China for chess other than a chess player, so this make his result in FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 isn't well. Anyway, I hope he can do better in the rest of the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 and rise up his rating.
Feb-17-06  BIDMONFA: Ye Jiangchuan


Feb-17-06  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from games of China's #2 chessplayer:
Feb-04-07  IMDONE4: Ye unfortunately is retired now, and many of the younger Chinese players have had their progress slowed down. However, Wang Hao, Wang Yue, and Hou Yifan are still in their teens, and have very good chances of becoming 2700+ superGMs
Oct-05-07  BIDMONFA: Ye Jiangchuan

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Jan-23-08  silvermoon: reportedly, China's first player to reach a rating of 2600.
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  wordfunph: On New Year's Eve 2001, GM Ye Jiangchuan (then rated #26 in the world and who was woman champion Xie Jun's coach) faced 1,004 opponents at once. He won 912, lost 16 and drew 76 in 28 hours and 30 minutes.

happy 50th birthday GM Ye!

Nov-20-11  alexapple: happy 51th birthday GM Ye!
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  Abdel Irada: I see Mr. Ye is a Grünfeld player. I'll have to go through his games with this opening and see how he stacks up against some of the current theory-makers, such as the United Arab Emirates' A R Saleh Salem, who seems to have been invincible in the opening this year.
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