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Zhang Xiaowen 
Zhang Xiaowen (right) and Gu Xiaobing.
Photo copyright © 2005 Frits Agterdenbos.
Zhang Xiaowen
Number of games in database: 188
Years covered: 1999 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2377 (2390 rapid, 2294 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2437
Overall record: +80 -40 =68 (60.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B90 B30 B92 B47 B51
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C65 C84 C96 C88 C75
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C84 C96 C88 C93 C85
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B12 B18 B10 B15 B13
 Pirc (5) 
    B08 B07
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (40) 
    C11 C01 C07 C00 C02
 King's Indian (28) 
    E92 E97 E62 E81 E63
 French (17) 
    C11 C00 C10 C12
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C07 C05 C09
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A40 E10
 English (4) 
    A13 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zhang Xiaowen vs Kuang Yinghui, 2013 1-0
   Xu Tong vs Zhang Xiaowen, 2009 0-1
   Zhang Xiaowen vs Hoang Thi Bao Tram, 2009 1-0
   Zhang Xiaowen vs Shiqun Ni, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2011)
   Chinese Chess Championships (Women) (2012)
   48th World Junior Championship (Girls) (2009)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2009)
   Chinese Championships (Women) (2013)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2015)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2010)
   Chinese League (2011)
   Women's World Chess Championship (2010)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   Yinzhou Cup Women World Teams (2009)
   FIDE Women's World Team Championship (2011)
   Albena Open (2012)

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(born Feb-24-1989, 26 years old) China

[what is this?]
WIM (2008); WGM (2009). Zhang was born in Shanghai and won the Asian Women's Continental Chess Championship outright with 9/11 (+7 =4), thereby earning her WGM title.


 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 188  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Lahno vs Zhang Xiaowen  ½-½60 1999 Wch U10 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
2. A Pourkashiyan vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-050 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C00 French Defense
3. Zhang Xiaowen vs A Chaumont  1-032 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C11 French
4. Yifan Hou vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-046 2005 Torch CupC18 French, Winawer
5. Zhang Xiaowen vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½56 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C88 Ruy Lopez
6. I Gevorgyan vs Zhang Xiaowen  ½-½41 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. M Chierici vs Zhang Xiaowen  0-128 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C00 French Defense
8. Zhang Xiaowen vs E Dudas  ½-½32 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C06 French, Tarrasch
9. Zhang Xiaowen vs M Alimova  ½-½30 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)B06 Robatsch
10. N Zdebskaja vs Zhang Xiaowen 1-044 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C19 French, Winawer, Advance
11. N K Ortiz vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-031 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C02 French, Advance
12. M R Guseva vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-050 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C05 French, Tarrasch
13. Zhang Xiaowen vs J Low  1-042 2008 Malaysian OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Zhang Xiaowen vs I Liong  1-032 2008 Malaysian OpenB15 Caro-Kann
15. P S Spiller vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-039 2008 Malaysian OpenA03 Bird's Opening
16. Zhang Xiaowen vs E Karavade 1-032 2008 Malaysian OpenB83 Sicilian
17. Zhang Xiaowen vs C Castellano  0-165 2008 Malaysian OpenB06 Robatsch
18. Tan Zhongyi vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-025 2008 TCh-CHN w AA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. P Priya vs Zhang Xiaowen  ½-½47 2008 Malaysian OpenC02 French, Advance
20. D Stojic vs Zhang Xiaowen  0-147 2008 Malaysian OpenC02 French, Advance
21. Zhang Xiaowen vs Kuang Yinghui  1-049 2008 TCh-CHN w AC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Zhang Xiaowen vs M Erowan  1-031 2008 Malaysian OpenB30 Sicilian
23. M Sabri vs Zhang Xiaowen  ½-½25 2008 Malaysian OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Xu Tong vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-037 2008 Malaysian OpenC01 French, Exchange
25. J Zawadzka vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-056 2009 Yinzhou Cup Women World TeamsC11 French
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 188  PGN Download
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  whiteshark: Birthdate: 24-feb-1989

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  whiteshark: World Junior Championships 2005:
May-24-09  timhortons: WIM Zhang Xiaowen wins the women Asian Continental Chess Championship Chinese women dominate the event

WIM Zhang Xiaowen won the women section of the Asian Continental Chess Championship by a full point ahead of competition. WIM Zhang Xiaowen was leading through the whole event and finished with 9,0/11 without losing a single game.

To make the Chinese party full, the silver and bronze medals were taken by WGM Huang Qian with 8,0/11 and WFM Ding Yixin with 7,5/11.

Indian players had ups and downs in their performance, leading to slightly worse results than expected. WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman took fourth place after defeating compatriot WGM Mohota Nisha. She was deprived of a higher standing by IM Tania Sachdev, who defeated WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman in round 2 to finish 10th with 6,5/10. WGM Karavade Eesha was 8th with 7,0, while the Indian champion WGM Kruttika Nadig finished 31st with 5,0.

As we warned yous everal months ago, the fresh talent in Asia WFM Chardine Cheradee Camacho held strong players to spoil their performance. She had a notable win against WIM Bui Kim Le and draws against WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim, WGM Huang Qian, and WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An to finish with 5,5 points.

Oct-18-09  Zitaxis:

born in Shanghai

Dec-06-10  BIDMONFA: Zhang Xiaowen

ZHANG, Xiaowen

Dec-07-10  DeltaHawk: she's hot
Dec-07-10  karp:

Is that Zhang Xiaowen?

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  BLarsen1967: <karp> Yes,indeed that's the Lovely Zhang Xiaowen,Chinese Champ.(w) 2011 - You must be a real Zhang Fan? Fan Zhang
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  cro777: WGM Zhang Xiaowen is playing for the Shangai team in the ongoing Chinese Chess League Division A. They call her a "Shangai Beauty".

(Zhang Xiaowen in today's 12th round of the Chinese Chess League.)

Her opponent was GM Bela Khotenashvili from Georgia who's playing for the Tianjin team.

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