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Yuanling Yuan
Number of games in database: 92
Years covered: 2003 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2247 (2257 rapid, 2217 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2363

Overall record: +41 -32 =13 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B90 B42 B77 B32 B46
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C92 C78 C62 C70 C65
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C02
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B12 B18 B15
 French (5) 
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B72 B25 B70 B52 B50
 Sicilian Dragon (14) 
    B72 B70 B75 B76 B78
 King's Indian (4) 
    E97 E62 E98 E73
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Yuan vs J Krivec, 2014 1-0
   J Lachaux vs Y Yuan, 2008 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2008 Toronto Closed by gauer
   2009 Canadian (women's) Zonal Championship by gauer

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   Thalia Cervantes Landeiro vs Y Yuan (Jan-18-18) 1-0, rapid
   Y Yuan vs V Durarbayli (Jan-18-18) 0-1, rapid
   Y Yuan vs Le Quang Liem (Jan-18-18) 0-1, rapid
   A Shimanov vs Y Yuan (Jan-18-18) 1-0, rapid
   Karen Hoshino vs Y Yuan (Sep-12-16) 0-1

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(born Jun-03-1994, 25 years old) China (federation/nationality Canada)

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She is a WIM and represented Canada on 2nd board at the Women's Olympiad (2008), accumulating 6.5 points in 10 games played. She attended the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010) on the top Canadian board (7 wins & a draw tallied 7.5 points in 11 games played (5) - earning a total Olympiad score of 22.5 points in 31 games overall). She represented the top Canadian seat at the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014) (score: +7-3=1) in Norway and scored 8.5 (+7-0=3) in the 2nd seat at the 2016 women's Olympiad(9, 10).

She won the Hamilton 2010 Summer Open with 4/5 and came in 10th at the U-10 (women's) World Youth chess championship in 2003. She rose to 31st overall in the world's top FIDE girls players (in June) and 28th in the continent-rank (women's) Americas section (in August) of 2014. She qualified to the FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015) but lost to Mariya Muzychuk in the first round.

References: (1) (Canadian zone site), (2) (Greater Toronto Chess League - GTCL), (3) (Olympiad & team chess chronological catalog), (4) , (5) (Daniel's interview with her at the 2014 Olympiad), (6) Wikipedia article: Yuanling Yuan , (7) , (8) (both she and fellow Canadian Raja Panjwani are Yale chess club members), (9) (2016 Olympiad Daniel John King interview), (10) (she scored the highest point percentage of women's players at 2nd board).

Last updated: 2016-09-14 17:00:25

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 92  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Paikidze vs Y Yuan  1-0512003Wch U10 GirlsA52 Budapest Gambit
2. T Roussel-Roozmon vs Y Yuan  ½-½522007Canadian OpenC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
3. A Reprintsev vs Y Yuan  1-0782007Canadian OpenB20 Sicilian
4. D Gordon vs Y Yuan  1-0722007Canadian OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Y Yuan vs K Pacey  0-1612007Canadian OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. M Barron vs Y Yuan  ½-½452008Toronto Closed Ch., Willowdale ClubB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. Y Yuan vs N Starr  1-0352008Toronto Closed Ch., Willowdale ClubB06 Robatsch
8. B Sambuev vs Y Yuan  1-0402008Winter Pro-AmE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
9. D Bailey vs Y Yuan  1-0272008Winter Pro-AmB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
10. A Samsonkin vs Y Yuan  1-0312008Toronto Closed Ch., Willowdale ClubB72 Sicilian, Dragon
11. Y Yuan vs R Mohammed  1-0442008KW Winter OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. D Brestoiu vs Y Yuan  0-1312008KW Winter OpenB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. Y Yuan vs J Pryor  1-0302008KW Winter OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. A Samsonkin vs Y Yuan  1-0332008KW Winter OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. R Sapozhnikov vs Y Yuan  0-1752008Toronto Closed Ch., Willowdale ClubA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. M Kimelman vs Y Yuan  0-1512008Toronto Closed Ch., Willowdale ClubB72 Sicilian, Dragon
17. Y Yuan vs N Noritsyn  0-1392008Toronto Closed Ch., Willowdale ClubB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
18. Y Yuan vs V Plotkin  ½-½472008Toronto Closed Ch., Willowdale ClubC42 Petrov Defense
19. Y Yuan vs E Moncayo Romero  0-1382008Panamericano wB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Y Yuan vs John Hall 0-1352008Ont. - early summer tournamentC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Y Yuan vs K Rathnakaran  0-1542008Canadian & Quebec OpenC02 French, Advance
22. S Thavandiran vs Y Yuan  1-0332008Canadian & Quebec OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. N Yap vs Y Yuan  1-0442008Canadian & Quebec OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. Y Yuan vs H Masse  ½-½762008Canadian & Quebec OpenC02 French, Advance
25. J Lachaux vs Y Yuan  0-1322008Canadian & Quebec OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 92  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-03-10  hellopolgar: From my observation, Canada has many talented Chinese immigrants and their children have an abnormally high percentage of being successful.
Oct-08-10  therealbenjinathan: Great performance at the Olympiad. Board 1, 7.5/11 at 16 years of age!.
Jul-10-11  Albertan: Here is a link to a photo of her:
Jul-10-11  Albertan: GM Mark Bluveshtein has some nice things to say about Yuangling at his blog:
Aug-11-14  waustad: Here is a quickchat with her:
Aug-11-14  kia0708: no photo of this pretty player on chessgames site ? :-)
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  HeMateMe: man, Karpov got fat.



Aug-12-14  waustad: <hhm>I was 130lb+ through most of my 20s. Reality strikes many of us and I bear too much resemblance to Karpov now. If I make it to the Sinq Cup, maybe you'll all get to see me on the vidcam. Pudgy grey haired (what's left) guy in his mid 60s. That probably describes a fair percentage of us. I have a beard so that makes it a little easier picking which one.
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  HeMateMe: I know, it happened to me, too. I weighed 170 when I was 23, and now I'm 40 pounds heavier.

Still, Karpov was such a waif, back in the day. He's the last guy I would think would ever get heavy.

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  Penguincw: Congrats to Yuanling Yuan for upsetting 8th seed Mariya Muzychuk today! The 7 higher seeds all won their game.

Go Canada!

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  Penguincw: Nice effort by Yuanling Yuan at the FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015). After she upset Mariya Muzychuk (Y Yuan vs M Muzychuk, 2015) in Game 1, Muzychuk came back to win the 2nd game to force a tiebreaker. Muzychuk won the 1st tiebreaker game with black, and drew an OCB ending to finish the match, eliminating the Canadian.

Still, Yuanling Yuan gained 6.6 rating points in classical (now up to 2264). I don't think she has a rapid rating, and I doubt the rapid games count for a rapid rating, but Mariya Muzychuk is rated 2459 in rapid, so yeah...

Go Canada!

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  cro777: WIM Yuanling Yuan (2205) as a member of the women's chess team represented Canada on 2nd board at the Baku Chess Olympiad (2016), accumulating 8.5 points in 10 games played.

(Canadian 2nd and 3rd board: Yuanling Yuan and Alexandra Botez, a Yale and a Stanford student).

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