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Yang Shen 
Yang Shen
Number of games in database: 328
Years covered: 2001 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2459 (2442 rapid, 2367 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2475
Overall record: +93 -77 =118 (52.8%)*
   * 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 (29) 
    E32 E34 E48 E38 E47
 King's Indian (26) 
    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 (57) 
    C78 C65 C92 C90 C93
 Slav (27) 
    D17 D16 D15 D12 D10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (26) 
    C92 C90 C93 C91 C84
 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
   S Foisor vs Yang Shen, 2013 0-1
   Yang Shen vs E Karavade, 2006 1-0
   N Dzagnidze vs Yang Shen, 2009 0-1

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

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(born Jan-23-1989, 26 years old) 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.

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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. Yang Shen vs Rublevsky 1-047 2005 World Team ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. S Erenburg vs Yang Shen  0-161 2005 World Team ChampionshipC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
5. A Anastasian vs Yang Shen  ½-½104 2005 World Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Yang Shen vs Zhou Jianchao 0-1114 2005 World Team ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. Yang Shen vs Yifan Hou  1-078 2005 Beijing zt 3.3 (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
8. I Ibragimov vs Yang Shen  1-075 2005 World Team ChampionshipC26 Vienna
9. Yifan Hou vs Yang Shen  0-160 2005 St Lorrain op 7thC78 Ruy Lopez
10. Karjakin vs Yang Shen 1-050 2005 World Team ChampionshipC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
11. Yang Shen vs Kuang Yinghui  ½-½50 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsB03 Alekhine's Defense
12. Yang Shen vs E Karavade 1-033 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. N Zhukova vs Yang Shen  1-052 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
14. Yang Shen vs A Pourkashiyan  1-075 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)C42 Petrov Defense
15. Yang Shen vs I Krush  0-142 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
16. Yang Shen vs Li Ruofan  0-150 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsC88 Ruy Lopez
17. Yang Shen vs B Munguntuul 0-150 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)B38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
18. Yang Shen vs I Madl  0-140 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB30 Sicilian
19. M Leconte vs Yang Shen  ½-½59 2006 France vs ChinaC78 Ruy Lopez
20. Yang Shen vs Huang Qian  ½-½22 2006 Chinese ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. S Swaminathan vs Yang Shen  0-153 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)C78 Ruy Lopez
22. N Zhukova vs Yang Shen  0-137 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA28 English
23. M Purtseladze vs Yang Shen  1-071 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)A06 Reti Opening
24. M Makropoulou vs Yang Shen  0-135 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenC45 Scotch Game
25. M Choisy vs Yang Shen 0-125 2006 France vs ChinaC78 Ruy Lopez
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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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  waustad: She's playing Ju Wenjun right now: or on chessdom. chess-results has a cross talbe and such, but as usual for Chinese events, much of the usual data is missing.
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  waustad: In the Asian Nations Cup, being played in Iran, it is interesting seeing the Chinese and Indian women wearing head scarves. China won the rapid event, with excellent results by Shen Yang with 3/4 and especially by Guo Qi who had a perfect 4/4. The official site with pictures can be found here: and results can be found here:
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  waustad: It is telling that a player of her strength can be left off the team for the olympiad without noticably weakening it. Few countries have that much depth on the women's side. Other than China, only Georgia and Russia come to mind. India without Humpy Koneru is already well below full strength.
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  waustad: SAhe has had an outstanding performance in the Chinese Chess League going 9/10 so far:
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  waustad: With another win in the final round, she netted 25.4 elo for the tournament. This change would put her at #25 in this month's ratings list, a personal best.
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  waustad: Here is a pic from there (as far as I can tell - I don't read Chinese).
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  waustad: Here is an article I can't read at all too:
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  waustad: I wonder if she isn't on the olympic team this year because of the photo work done of her and Denise Frick at the last olympiad. It was totally innocent, but it emphasized how good these women look as women and not as chess robots. In the West the worst that can happen is some twit complains. In China, I have no how that is received.
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  waustad: She's playing in Germany starting tomorrow: http://www.frauenschachfestival-erf...
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  waustad: With her win today, after 5 rounds her performance rating is 2648, so she is on track for a GM norm.
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  waustad: With 5.5/8 after her win today against Lela Javakhishvili, Shen Yang is one win away from her covetted GM norm. If my calculations are right, 6.5 points should do it (somebody posting on chessbomb used a different method and came up with the same result). Tomorrow morning she'll be black against Anastasia Bodnaruk.
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  waustad: Her team Jiangsu won in the Chinese League. She scored 17/22 on the women's board:
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  waustad: Happy b'day! Her results in Las Vegas, where she went 5.5/9 in the Northamerican Open there during December, haven't made it to the FIDE site yet. doesn't yet keep up with the whole list of top 100 men or top 50 women like they do the 2700+ and 2500+ groups, so Wesley So's result is included in the live rating, but Shen Yang's is not from the same tournament.
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