Yang Shen 
Yang Shen
Number of games in database: 318
Years covered: 2001 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2435
Highest rating achieved in database: 2468
Overall record: +90 -76 =112 (52.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      40 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E32 E34 E48 E38 E47
 King's Indian (25) 
    E97 E94 E92 E90
 Sicilian (18) 
    B92 B84 B42 B52 B44
 Slav (13) 
    D11 D16 D18 D15 D17
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C65 C78 C88 C89 C60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D30 D39 D37 D31 D38
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (56) 
    C78 C65 C92 C84 C90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (28) 
    C92 C84 C90 C93 C91
 Slav (26) 
    D17 D16 D15 D12 D11
 Giuoco Piano (10) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 D04 D01 A46 E10
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A28 A29 A20 A23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Yang Shen vs Rublevsky, 2005 1-0
   Yang Shen vs E Karavade, 2006 1-0
   S Foisor vs Yang Shen, 2013 0-1
   N Dzagnidze vs Yang Shen, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   Russia vs China Match (2007)
   Women's World Team Championship (2007)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Russia vs China Match (2008)
   2008 Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Nanjing Women's FIDE Grand Prix (2009)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2009)
   Women Grand Prix Jermuk (2010)
   Chinese League (2011)
   Chinese Championships (Women) (2013)

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(born Jan-23-1989) China

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Yang Shen is a WGM and an IM. She won the World Women U-20 Championship in 2006 and the Chinese Women's Chess Championship in 2009. She played in the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) but lost in the first round to compatriot WGM Huang Qian.

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 318  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Lahno vs Yang Shen ½-½25 2001 Wch U12 GirlsC50 Giuoco Piano
2. Yang Shen vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½42 2005 World Team ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
3. S Erenburg vs Yang Shen  0-161 2005 World Team ChampionshipC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
4. A Anastasian vs Yang Shen  ½-½104 2005 World Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
5. Yang Shen vs Yifan Hou  1-078 2005 Beijing zt 3.3 (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
6. Yang Shen vs Zhou Jianchao 0-1114 2005 World Team ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. I Ibragimov vs Yang Shen  1-075 2005 World Team ChampionshipC26 Vienna
8. Yifan Hou vs Yang Shen  0-160 2005 St Lorrain op 7thC78 Ruy Lopez
9. Yang Shen vs Rublevsky 1-047 2005 World Team ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
10. Karjakin vs Yang Shen 1-050 2005 World Team ChampionshipC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
11. Yang Shen vs Wang Yu  ½-½34 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsC55 Two Knights Defense
12. Yang Shen vs Ruan Lufei  ½-½34 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Yang Shen vs N Zhukova  ½-½52 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
14. Yang Shen vs Zhang Jilin  ½-½41 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. L Rogule vs Yang Shen  0-170 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
16. P Guichard vs Yang Shen  0-152 2006 France vs ChinaD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. Gu Xiaobing vs Yang Shen 1-056 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsC27 Vienna Game
18. B Muhren vs Yang Shen  0-158 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)C45 Scotch Game
19. Yang Shen vs N Zhukova  ½-½101 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. T Sachdev vs Yang Shen 0-149 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
21. N Popova vs Yang Shen  ½-½26 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenC88 Ruy Lopez
22. Yifan Hou vs Yang Shen  ½-½32 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsC78 Ruy Lopez
23. N Zhukova vs Yang Shen  ½-½23 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
24. J Perez Rodriguez vs Yang Shen 0-143 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)C53 Giuoco Piano
25. M Przezdziecka vs Yang Shen  ½-½66 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Oct-20-06  Ashram64: i should date cute chinese chess girls
Dec-25-06  shr0pshire: Here is a cute correspondence game where Yang Shen uses the sicilian wing gambit, and has a nice win over a very strong correspondence player.

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 e5 6. axb4 Bxb4 7. c3 Bc5 8. d4 exd4 9. cxd4 Bd6 10. Nbd2 Qe6+ 11. Be2 Nf6 12. Nc4 Bb4+ 13. Bd2 Nc6 14. Bxb4 Nxb4 15. Qa4+ Nc6 16. Qa3 Qe7 17. Nd6+ Kd7 18. Ne5+ Nxe5 19. dxe5 Kc7 20. exf6 gxf6 21. Nb5+ Kd7 22. Rd1+ Ke8 23. Nc7+ Qxc7 24. Bb5+ Bd7 25. Bxd7+ Qxd7 26. Rxd7 Kxd7 27. Qa4+ Ke6 28. Qe4+ Kd7 29. Qxb7+ Ke6 30. Qe4+ Kd7 31. O-O 1-0

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  technical draw: Oh, Oh. I'm playing Yang Shen at Queen Alice and she has played the Sicilian Wing Gambit! I better be careful cause I thought I was playing a beginner.
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  technical draw: Well, I just beat WGM Yang Shen at Queen Alice. Then again she lost on time. Probably lost interest in the game or her calendar is crowded or something, anyway I'll take the win.
Feb-26-07  schnarre: <technical draw> Still bragging rights, eh!?
Feb-22-09  dumbgai: She's holding her own against a GM field at Aeroflot. 3/6 against 2576 competition.
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  whiteshark: The young star of the new superpower in China had a youth debut back in <2001> by winning <Under 12 Girls World Youth Championship>. She won the <World Junior Girls title> in <2006>.

She also has a successful record for her national team since she was the member of the Chinese national team that won the bronze medal in the last two Olympiads and also that won the first edition of the World Teams Championship for women.

She qualified for the quarter finals in World Championship for women last year in Nalchik and eliminated by Humpy Koneru. Up to the undesirable end, she was the upset of the championship since she eliminated Xue Zhao, world champion then, and Nadezhda Kosintseva.


Mar-18-09  ex0duz: Shen is playing really bad at the Ataturk Womens Masters tournament in Turkey.. she's on 2/9 and coming in third last, 182 points below her nominal 2448 rating.. She even lost to wooden spooner, Betil(sp?) Yildiz, who is rated 2214, nearly a whole 250 points below her.. in their game it looked like Shen just blundered her knight for no real reason(touch rule?).

Anyone know what's going on with her? She got any personal problems or something like that? This is just too painful, she's playing even worse than Mamedyarova, AND she lost to Yildiz. That's just really really bad.

Yesterday or two days ago, I had hoped for her to finish the tournament more respectfully, but then she just lost to Yildiz in the most horrifying fashion possible(dropped a piece for no reason). All chance for salvation seems to have slipped away, and that loss is just the 'cherry on top' of her incredibly bad tournament. Am i being too harsh on her?

Mar-18-09  dumbgai: <ex0duz> Maybe she has some personal problems right now, or maybe she's just having a bad tournaments. It happens to everyone from time to time. Like I said in another page, she played quite fine at Aeroflot.
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  Tabanus: In the absence of GM Yifan Hou she managed to become Chinese champion 2009:

Sep-12-10  abcdefgn: I like shen yang. Please contact me at I live in canada.
Sep-13-10  omaha39: live rating:

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  waustad: She is not having a good tournament in Vietnam right now. After 3 rounds she has 2 draws and a loss against much lower rated players. She's alread shed 16 elo.
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  waustad: Several more pictures:


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  waustad: She had an awful tournament in Vietnam recently dropping 17.5 elo.
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  waustad: A win in the first round in the Chinese Championships is a good start. Maybe she can get back some of the elo she lost in Vietnam.
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  waustad: She's playing in a tournament in China now. I read no Chinese but these links can give some more information:

Most of the usual information available on a chess-results site is missing here, but the pairings/results seems to work.

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  waustad: As one of the lowest rated players in the tournament she's doing reasonably well at +2=1-2, but at the moment Gunina is very close to crushing her, if my patzer's eyes tell me true.
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  waustad: She drew the rest of her games. It is a little confusing looking at the results site because the pairings results are up to date, but the cross table and such are 3 rounds behind.
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  waustad: She is crushing Ana Vitoria de Paula Rothebarth at the University Games in Kazan.
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  waustad: Happy 25th b'day!
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  waustad: The Chinese Championship begins today. In the first round Yang Shen drew with Lei Tingjie, who seems to have ended her European sojourn after playing in tournaments in Austria and France.
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  waustad: Starting the penultimate round, Yang Shen is almost out of contention for the Chinese Women's championship being behind both Lei Tingjie and Ju Wenjun. In this round she'll be white against Tan Zhongyi, her last oponent who out-rates her. The results of the game between the leaders will be quite interesting with Ju Wenjun certainly going for a win with white.
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  waustad: She came in second with +5 at the Chinese Championships (women), helf a point behind Ju Wenjun.
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  waustad: If the wiki page is right her family name is Shen not Yang, so by Chinese convention she really is Shen Yang, not Yang Shen.
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