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Ye Jiangchuan
Number of games in database: 635
Years covered: 1980 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2602
Highest rating achieved in database: 2681

Overall record: +209 -106 =282 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 38 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (154) 
    B90 B32 B92 B30 B80
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C78 C67 C92 C80 C76
 Sicilian Najdorf (38) 
    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 B43
 King's Indian (103) 
    E97 E73 E92 E90 E63
 Sicilian Taimanov (34) 
    B47 B48 B46 B45 B49
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D76 D78 D77 D71 D74
 Sicilian Scheveningen (20) 
    B83 B85 B80 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
   J Ye vs V Koshy, 1981 1-0
   V Atlas vs J Ye, 1994 0-1
   J Ye vs Fedorov, 2000 1-0

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, 56 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 a FIDE Senior Trainer and an International Organizer.

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Last updated: 2017-03-02 07:08:14

 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 635  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. Carl Watkins vs J Ye  0-132 1982 Chess OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. J Ye vs A J Mestel  0-130 1982 Chess OlympiadB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. J Ye vs Tan C K  1-053 1982 Chess OlympiadC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
6. J L Vilela vs J Ye  ½-½29 1982 Chess OlympiadA61 Benoni
7. J Ye vs O Foisor  ½-½36 1982 Chess OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. K Hulak vs J Ye  1-040 1982 Chess OlympiadE92 King's Indian
9. J Ye vs C Cuartas Bedoya  1-055 1982 Chess OlympiadC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
10. J Ye vs J Aldrete 1-038 1982 Chess OlympiadB32 Sicilian
11. J Ye vs G Milos  1-041 1982 Chess OlympiadB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. H Kaenel vs J Ye  0-131 1982 Chess OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
13. J Ye vs J Guerra  1-033 1982 Chess OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. H Salazar Jacob vs J Ye  ½-½28 1982 Chess OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. J Ye vs A Yap  ½-½30 1983 5th Asian Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. J Ye vs Velimirovic  1-035 1984 Subotica Yugoslavia-Asia mB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. Goh Cheng Hong vs J Ye  1-047 1984 Chess OlympiadA15 English
18. J Ye vs Ftacnik  0-147 1984 Chess OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. J Kristiansen vs J Ye  0-152 1984 Chess OlympiadB83 Sicilian
20. J Ye vs Petursson  ½-½101 1984 Chess OlympiadB32 Sicilian
21. E Lobron vs J Ye ½-½129 1984 Chess OlympiadB44 Sicilian
22. J Ye vs Gheorghiu  ½-½12 1984 Chess OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. J Ye vs H Ma  0-130 1985 Chinese chB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
24. C Garcia Palermo vs J Ye  ½-½31 1985 Lucerne WchTE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. J Ye vs Beliavsky 0-151 1985 Lucerne WchTC05 French, Tarrasch
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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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  cro777: GM Ye Jiangchuan, currently the head coach of the Chinese team, is participating in the 2015 Chessmasters mixed doubles tournament in Shanghai, China. Each team consists of two players, one male and one female, making alternate moves with no consultation.

Ye Jiangchuan's partner is GM Zhu Chen, a former women's world champion.

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