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Rongguang Ye
Number of games in database: 131
Years covered: 1980 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2461 (2397 rapid, 2353 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545

Overall record: +53 -34 =44 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 D02 D00 A40 A45
 English (9) 
    A10 A16 A13
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A28 A21 A25 A26
 Torre Attack (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C75 C72 C60 C78 C87
 Petrov (10) 
    C42 C43
 Scandinavian (6) 
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (5) 
    D27 D20 D28 D24
 Reti System (4) 
    A06 A04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rongguang Ye vs Van Wely, 1997 1-0
   Rongguang Ye vs I Rogers, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Barsov vs Rongguang Ye, 1997 0-1
   Rongguang Ye vs Beim, 1997 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila Interzonal (1990)

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(born Oct-03-1963, 56 years old) China
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GM in 1990. Ye was China's first grandmaster and was Chinese National Champion in 1990. He was the coach of former Women's World Champion GM Zhu Chen for ten years. His peak rating was 2545 when he was ranked number 97 in the world, which was his peak world ranking. Retired in 2006 and is now resident in the Netherlands.


Wikipedia article: Ye Rongguang

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I D Wells vs Rongguang Ye  1-0401980World Cadet U17 4thC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
2. Balashov vs Rongguang Ye  1-0411983HangzhouC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
3. Rongguang Ye vs G Soppe  1-0801985World Team-ch 1stA13 English
4. Polugaevsky vs Rongguang Ye  ½-½461985World Team-ch 1stD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
5. Rongguang Ye vs M Ruefenacht  1-0291985World Team-ch 1stA28 English
6. Rongguang Ye vs A Nascimento  1-0331985World Team-ch 1stA26 English
7. Chandler vs Rongguang Ye  1-0351985World Team-ch 1stC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. Rongguang Ye vs K Bischoff  0-1401985World Team-ch 1stA10 English
9. Rongguang Ye vs V Stoica  ½-½101985World Team-ch 1stA04 Reti Opening
10. G Miralles vs Rongguang Ye  0-1471985World Team-ch 1stD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Rongguang Ye vs J Ye  ½-½131987Chinese chtD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. Rongguang Ye vs Xu Jun  0-1341987CHN chA28 English
13. Rongguang Ye vs J Ye  ½-½141987Chinese chA10 English
14. Z Rahman vs Rongguang Ye  0-1351987Asia-chTA06 Reti Opening
15. Rongguang Ye vs Xu Jun  ½-½541987CHN chTD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. Rongguang Ye vs P Haba  ½-½611988Chess OlympiadD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
17. J Armas vs Rongguang Ye 1-0381988Chess OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
18. Rongguang Ye vs Gligoric  ½-½571988GMA World Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Rongguang Ye vs Taimanov  ½-½181988GMA World Cup OpenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
20. Rongguang Ye vs Tseshkovsky  1-0341988GMA World Cup OpenA48 King's Indian
21. Rongguang Ye vs Y An  1-0491989Asian Team Championship, Genting Highlands (MalA48 King's Indian
22. Rongguang Ye vs D Barua  1-0361989Asian Team Championship, Genting Highlands (MalA25 English
23. Rongguang Ye vs T Toh  1-0201989Asian Team Championship, Genting Highlands (MalA80 Dutch
24. Rongguang Ye vs Eric Cheah Woon Leng  1-0361989Asian Team Championship, Genting Highlands (MalA21 English
25. Rongguang Ye vs Groszpeter  0-1491989World Team-ch 2ndA48 King's Indian
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-24-05  WorldChampeen: Purportedly, China's First Male Grandmaster
Jan-23-08  silvermoon: yes, but when?
Aug-14-08  BIDMONFA: Ye Rongguang

YE, Rongguang

Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: I'm happy to have met Ye Rongguang the first Chinese IGM. He now lives in the Netherlands but it seemed to me then, he did not feel very much at home in Holland. Also he doesn't play a lot of chess anymore but Chinese chess. He is a great guide and friend for Chinese players visiting the Netherlands. Happy New Year Ye!
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  Ladolcevita: He is from the same city as Zhuchen,DingLiren,and Me:)
Jun-09-09  Atking: <Ladolcevita> I met Ye Rongguang 2 times in Thessalonicky and Manilla. He congratulated me to draw a game vs one of his chinese friend and we becames friend too. To Chess.Games.Com I could be wrong but it seems to me you have not a beautifull game of Ye Rongguang played in Groningen in 1996. His opponent was Van Beers. The game 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 c5 4.e3 Qb6 5.Nbd2 Qxb2 6.BxN gxB 7.Bd3 d5 8.Rb1 Qc3 9.0-0 c4 10.Bxc4! dxB 11.Ne4! Qa5 12.Nxf6+ Ke7 13.Ne5!! Nc6 14.Qh5 NxNe5 15.dxNe5 Bg7 16.Qh4 Qxe5 17.Ng8++ Kd6 18.Rfd1+ Kc5 19.Qe7+ Kc6 20.Qe8+ Kc7 21.Qd8+ Kb8 22.Rd7! 1-0
Jun-09-09  migenti: final report photos taken by Ye Rongguang at the Chinese Championship (2009)

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  Ladolcevita: <ATKING>
Nice to hear that,it sounds like a good memory!
Jun-12-09  visayanbraindoctor: <WorldChampeen: Purportedly, China's First Male Grandmaster>

How about Chi Ching Hsuan/ Qi Jinguan?

Are these latter two names the same GM?

I believe that Chi, the two Ye's (Ye Rongguang and Ye Jiangchuan), and Torre were the dominant GMs from Asia before Anand's star rose far and high into the chess sky.

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <WorldChampeen: Purportedly, China's First Male Grandmaster>


<silvermoon: yes, but when?>


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