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|Mar-13-08|| ||playerXchess: Zhao Xue's http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph...
FIDE photo has an uncanny resemblance to Joseph Gordon-Levitt.|
|Mar-13-08|| ||hitman84: <playerXchess>Yes!|
|Mar-27-08|| ||kwi: And she's not getting her GM title. http://www.fide.com/news.asp?id=1554|
|Mar-30-08|| ||laserlight: <And she's not getting her GM title.>|
That would imply that her compatriot Hou Yifan would not get a GM norm from the Isbank Ataturk Women Masters (2008), unless the confirmation has been delayed instead of denied.
|Aug-01-08|| ||twinlark: FIDE now lists her as a GM, as well as an WGM|
|Aug-01-08|| ||twinlark: Does Yifan Hou get credited with a GM norm from the Ataturk Women's Masters now that Zhao has her GM title? In other words, is Zhao's title retrospective to the Ataturk Women's Masters or as a result of it?|
If it's retrospective, then Yifan gets her second GM norm, if not, Yifan misses out.
|Aug-14-08|| ||akhc: it should be retrospective so Yifan should get her second GM norm|
|Aug-23-08|| ||thordrup: On her fide profile she's named as a "Woman Grand Master & (GM)" so it appears her GM application (http://www.fide.com/FIDE/titles/ima...) has now been approved |
Also on the China country list (http://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtm...) she's also listed as "g" for grandmaster
Info > Titles > Titles Applications
|Mar-05-09|| ||whiteshark: Being one of the top Chinese female players, <Xue Zhao> has been one of the stars of her national team <since 2002> when she led her country to the gold medal with a dominating 11/12 score and a performance rating of 2723 on the reserve board. |
In <Calvia 2004> she also scored 10/12 and helped her country to win another gold while in the last two Olympiads in Turin and Dresden, she helped her team to win bronze medals.
She was the leading player of the Chinese team which won the <2007> Women’s Team Championship.
She took the first place with 5.5/9 in İş Bank Atatürk Women Masters <2008>.
|Apr-06-09|| ||alexapple: Happy birthday! Zhao Xue|
|Apr-06-10|| ||alexapple: Happy birthday! Zhao Xue :)|
|Apr-06-10|| ||Simonkaser: Happy B !! :D|
|Apr-06-10|| ||wordfunph: Happy birthday! Zhao Xue|
|Apr-08-10|| ||DiscoJew: Happy Birthday indeed, she treated herself to a very simple gift... a nice win over a top contender!|
Zhao Xue vs A Stefanova, 2010
|Aug-19-10|| ||Tabanus: 4th place in FIDE Women Grand Prix (Mongolia) 30 July - 12 August 2010:|
|Jul-07-11|| ||plimko: Zhao Xue is the 1st Chinese Women Rapid Chess Champion. She defeated Ju Wenjun in the Final, 2-0.|
|Oct-15-11|| ||wordfunph: 6/6 after beating GM Zhu Chen, simply amazing!
|Oct-20-11|| ||Ezzy: 9.5/10 and an incredible 2974!!!! performance in the Nalchik Women's Grand Prix with 1 round to go.|
+9 is simply stunning and unprecedented in any women's tournament. This is something very special, and is it possible to win again tomorrow?
Is this result a 'one off' or are we witnessing a new dominant force in women's chess.
Some comments from her competitors
<The participants of Grand Prix also give the due to Zhao Xue, though they are not ready to consider her as the new leader of world chess. This means that the Chinese woman played one fantastic tournament, but it cannot guarantee her the next results. But of course everybody agreed that it was a brilliant performance. “ My congratulations to Zhao, she achieved phenomenal result which is perhaps unrepeatable at all” - said Kateryna Lahno.”
“Zhao is a good girl, - says Nadezda Kosintseva. - Recently she had been playing unsuccessfully and lowered her rating. A lot of people have written her off. Nothing to say - she is a fighter!”
“My congratulations to the winner. And we promise that we will do our best to provide her a “harder” tournament life the next time”- assured us Alexander Kosteniuk.
But let’s not forget about the world champion Hou Yifan who obviously has her own chess opinion on her compatriot’s victory. Will this phenomenal success of Zhao Xue be the only one or is it a sign of an appearance of a new leader in female chess for the following years? We can get an answer in the next Grand Prix.>
|Oct-21-11|| ||notyetagm: <CG.COM>
You're gonna have to update Zhao Xue 's biography tomorrow.
|Oct-21-11|| ||Ezzy: With a RP of 2974 going into the last round, she finally ran out of steam and lost to her compatriot Ju Wenjun.|
I was willing for her not to lose so she would have had a RP in the 2900's, but to say that it was an anticlimax is a bit churlish, It was still a World Class performance (9.5/11 with a RP of 2816), and one that will be remembered for a long time in Women's chess.
Congratulations to Zhao Xue for a magnificent display of chess!!
|Apr-12-12|| ||waustad: She had a nice win in a rook and pawn ending today vs Bela Khotenshvili. One of those where the player with a pawn up sacs the extra pawn to allow the opponent's pawn to block the rook out of play. This link will probably no longer apply soon, but for now it is at: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess/t...|
|Apr-14-12|| ||waustad: She won another nice endgame today. This one she had a knight up for 3 pawns and beat Qian Huang.|
|Apr-17-12|| ||waustad: She's +4 after 7 rounds. Her win today against Shen Yang was a Slav.|
|Apr-19-12|| ||waustad: With her win over Yixin Ding in the last round she clinches a piece of the 2nd Women Masters in Jiangsu Wuxi 2012 title. The last remaining game is an OCB ending which Bela Khotenashvili would have to win with a pawn down to tie her +4 score. Her loss in the penultimate round to tail ender Xiaobing Gu kept this from being another crush.|
|Jul-18-12|| ||waustad: 2 short losses to begin the tournament at Jermuk. Not a good start at all.|
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