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Ye Jiangchuan
Number of games in database: 641
Years covered: 1980 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2602
Highest rating achieved in database: 2681

Overall record: +212 -105 =284 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 40 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (153) 
    B90 B32 B30 B92 B80
 Ruy Lopez (45) 
    C78 C67 C92 C90 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91
 French Defense (32) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09 C10
 French Tarrasch (28) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B18 B17 B12 B10 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (123) 
    B47 B48 B40 B83 B43
 King's Indian (103) 
    E97 E73 E92 E90 E63
 Sicilian Taimanov (35) 
    B47 B48 B46 B45 B49
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D78 D76 D71 D72 D74
 Sicilian Scheveningen (16) 
    B83 B80 B81 B85
 Sicilian Kan (13) 
    B43 B42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bu Xiangzhi vs J Ye, 1999 0-1
   Korchnoi vs J Ye, 1990 0-1
   D Pacheco vs J Ye, 1989 0-1
   W Lin vs J Ye, 1998 0-1
   V Atlas vs J Ye, 1994 0-1
   Xu Jun vs J Ye, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Onischuk vs J Ye, 1998 0-1
   J Ye vs Svidler, 2001 1-0
   J Ye vs V Koshy, 1981 1-0
   J Ye vs Fedorov, 2000 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Helsinki op (1992)
   World Cup (2000)
   World Cup (2002)
   Biel Interzonal (1993)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   GMA World Cup Open (1988)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1987.09 CHN ch21, XUCHANG CHN by jameschess

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(born Nov-20-1960, 60 years old) China
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Grandmaster, he has won the Chinese Chess Championship seven times (1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1996) and was the first Chinese player to have a FIDE rating over 2600. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer and an International Organizer.

Wikipedia article: Ye Jiangchuan

Last updated: 2017-03-02 07:08:14

 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 641  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Ye vs M Sisniega  0-1591980Mexico City u26 wchtC18 French, Winawer
2. J Ye vs V Koshy 1-0121981Hangzhou Asian chtB32 Sicilian
3. Carl Watkins vs J Ye  0-1321982Lucerne OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. J Ye vs A J Mestel  0-1301982Lucerne OlympiadB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. J Ye vs Tan Chee Keon  1-0531982Lucerne OlympiadC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
6. J L Vilela vs J Ye  ½-½291982Lucerne OlympiadA61 Benoni
7. J Ye vs O Foisor  ½-½361982Lucerne OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. K Hulak vs J Ye  1-0401982Lucerne OlympiadE92 King's Indian
9. J Ye vs C Cuartas Bedoya  1-0551982Lucerne OlympiadC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
10. J Ye vs J Aldrete 1-0381982Lucerne OlympiadB32 Sicilian
11. J Ye vs G Milos  1-0411982Lucerne OlympiadB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. H Kaenel vs J Ye  0-1311982Lucerne OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
13. J Ye vs J Guerra  1-0331982Lucerne OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. H Salazar Jacob vs J Ye  ½-½281982Lucerne OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. J Ye vs A Yap  ½-½3019835th Asian Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. J Ye vs Velimirovic  1-0351984Subotica Yugoslavia-Asia mB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. Goh Cheng Hong vs J Ye  1-0471984Thessaloniki OlympiadA15 English
18. J Ye vs Ftacnik  0-1471984Thessaloniki OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. J Kristiansen vs J Ye  0-1521984Thessaloniki OlympiadB83 Sicilian
20. J Ye vs Petursson  ½-½1011984Thessaloniki OlympiadB32 Sicilian
21. Lobron vs J Ye ½-½1291984Thessaloniki OlympiadB44 Sicilian
22. J Ye vs Gheorghiu  ½-½121984Thessaloniki OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. J Ye vs H Ma  0-1301985Chinese chB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
24. C Garcia Palermo vs J Ye  ½-½311985World Team-ch 1stE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. J Ye vs Beliavsky 0-1511985World Team-ch 1stC05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 641  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-15-04  shr0pshire: Mr. Ye is China's highest rated player currently. He is about 43 years old right now, which I don't think he will rise too much in the ratings anymore. However, he is a very strong player, and I hope is a sign of things to come from China.
Jun-17-04  rugged: Yeah, I agree that he has reached his potential. But he helped many famous chinese players, including Xie Jun! He is now training Bu XiangZhi. By the way, he is pretty good with King's Indian.
Jun-17-04  rugged: Let us hope China will produce a 2700+ Super GM soon, any candidates?
Jun-17-04  acirce: <rugged> Well it could be Ye. He has been a stable 2670'er for 4 years and it's certainly not impossible to rise above 2700 even if only temporary. Maybe Bu Xiangzhi otherwise, as he's only 18 and has 2621 today.
Jun-17-04  rugged: <acirce> Bu's progress has been slow. Of course, he does not go to top tournments, and he does not have good mentors. Look at Radjabov, he is now 2670+, several years back, Bu beat him like chicken. But Radjabov is an international star, gets invited everywhere!
Jun-17-04  acirce: <Bu's progress has been slow.> Don't know... lately, yes, a bit, but only three years ago he had 2553 and in the the latest period (Jan-Apr) he increased 21 points. I think he is on his way up slowly but steadily.
Jun-24-04  ychjae: Ye Jiangchuan is being too busy, he do many things in China for chess other than a chess player, so this make his result in FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 isn't well. Anyway, I hope he can do better in the rest of the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 and rise up his rating.
Feb-17-06  BIDMONFA: Ye Jiangchuan


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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from games of China's #2 chessplayer:
Feb-04-07  IMDONE4: Ye unfortunately is retired now, and many of the younger Chinese players have had their progress slowed down. However, Wang Hao, Wang Yue, and Hou Yifan are still in their teens, and have very good chances of becoming 2700+ superGMs
Oct-05-07  BIDMONFA: Ye Jiangchuan

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Jan-23-08  silvermoon: reportedly, China's first player to reach a rating of 2600.
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  wordfunph: On New Year's Eve 2001, GM Ye Jiangchuan (then rated #26 in the world and who was woman champion Xie Jun's coach) faced 1,004 opponents at once. He won 912, lost 16 and drew 76 in 28 hours and 30 minutes.

happy 50th birthday GM Ye!

Nov-20-11  alexapple: happy 51th birthday GM Ye!
Nov-29-12  Abdel Irada: I see Mr. Ye is a Grünfeld player. I'll have to go through his games with this opening and see how he stacks up against some of the current theory-makers, such as the United Arab Emirates' A R Saleh Salem, who seems to have been invincible in the opening this year.
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  cro777: GM Ye Jiangchuan, currently the head coach of the Chinese team, is participating in the 2015 Chessmasters mixed doubles tournament in Shanghai, China. Each team consists of two players, one male and one female, making alternate moves with no consultation.

Ye Jiangchuan's partner is GM Zhu Chen, a former women's world champion.

Nov-20-17  dumbgai: The comments from 2004 have me a good chuckle. Wondering if China would have a 2700+ rated super GM soon...
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  chancho: It is amazing that in a span of 13 years time, China has such a plethora of chess talent.
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  alexmagnus: Ye is said to have started playing chess at the age of 17. Unusual for a GM, let alone a player who made it to the top 20 at his peak.

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