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Jennifer R Yu
Number of games in database: 130
Years covered: 2015 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2315 (1862 rapid, 1920 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2379

Overall record: +47 -33 =35 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (14) 
    A18 A10 A16 A13 A15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A25 A28 A29 A20 A21
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D35 D37 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (20) 
    D11 D17 D10 D12 D18
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 D00
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C92 C68 C60 C77 C78
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D31 D30
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B90 B92 B91
 Sicilian (4) 
    B90 B91 B92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Zatonskih vs Jennifer Yu, 2019 0-1
   I Krush vs Jennifer Yu, 2016 1/2-1/2
   D Derakhshani vs Jennifer Yu, 2018 0-1
   N Paikidze vs Jennifer Yu, 2017 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (Women) (2019)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017)
   US Junior Championship (Girls) (2020)
   US Championship (Women) (2020)
   US Championship (Women) (2018)
   US Championship (Women) (2017)
   US Chess Championship (Women) (2016)
   FIDE World Cup (Women) (2021)
   Batumi Olympiad (Women) (2018)
   World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2017)

   🏆 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship
   R Preotu vs Jennifer Yu (Jan-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   Jennifer Yu vs N Theodorou (Jan-07-22) 1/2-1/2
   Jennifer Yu vs D Saduakassova (Jul-16-21) 0-1
   D Saduakassova vs Jennifer Yu (Jul-15-21) 1-0
   K Kulon vs Jennifer Yu (Jul-14-21) 0-1

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(born Feb-01-2002, 20 years old) United States of America

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FIDE Master (2017) and Woman Grandmaster (2018).

Yu became a Women's FIDE Master in 2013 before scoring a FIDE Master title in 2017 and was awarded her WIM (1) title back in 2016. She won the 2014 Girls U12 World Championship. She scored 8 points after 11 rounds (tied with 2 others) behind Zhansaya Abdumalik (winner) and Anastasya Paramzina (clear 2nd with 8.5 points) at the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017). US Women's Champion in 2019.

References / Sources

(1), (2) (2017 North American Junior chess championship at Irving, Texas), (3)

Wikipedia article: Jennifer Yu (chess player)

Last updated: 2019-07-13 04:00:10

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 154  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jennifer Yu vs A Sharevich 0-1572015US Championship (Women)A28 English
2. A Wang vs Jennifer Yu 0-1482015US Championship (Women)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Jennifer Yu vs A Melekhina  ½-½532015US Championship (Women)A36 English
4. T Abrahamyan vs Jennifer Yu  1-0602015US Championship (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
5. Jennifer Yu vs A Virkud  0-1622015US Championship (Women)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Jennifer Yu vs K Nemcova 0-1352015US Championship (Women)A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
7. S Foisor vs Jennifer Yu  ½-½602015US Championship (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Jennifer Yu vs V Ni  0-1432015US Championship (Women)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
9. N Paikidze vs Jennifer Yu  1-0362015US Championship (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Jennifer Yu vs I Krush 0-1402015US Championship (Women)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
11. R Goletiani vs Jennifer Yu  ½-½542015US Championship (Women)A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
12. Jennifer Yu vs N Georgiadis  0-138201543rd Annual World OpenA10 English
13. S Arun Prasad vs Jennifer Yu  ½-½42201543rd Annual World OpenA22 English
14. A Gorovets vs Jennifer Yu  1-052201546th National CongressD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Jennifer Yu vs Ruifeng Li  0-165201654th Baltimore OpenA25 English
16. Jennifer Yu vs A Eswaran  ½-½562016US Chess Championship (Women)A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
17. T Abrahamyan vs Jennifer Yu  1-0562016US Chess Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Jennifer Yu vs Agata Bykovtsev  ½-½532016US Chess Championship (Women)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. Jennifer Yu vs C Yip  1-0392016US Chess Championship (Women)A16 English
20. N Paikidze vs Jennifer Yu  1-0392016US Chess Championship (Women)B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
21. Jennifer Yu vs K Nemcova 0-1252016US Chess Championship (Women)A25 English
22. S Foisor vs Jennifer Yu 1-0852016US Chess Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Jennifer Yu vs A Melekhina  1-0332016US Chess Championship (Women)A37 English, Symmetrical
24. I Krush vs Jennifer Yu ½-½822016US Chess Championship (Women)A06 Reti Opening
25. Jennifer Yu vs A Zatonskih 1-0612016US Chess Championship (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  tamar: Jennifer R Yu, ready to rumble, is her greeting to opponents.
Nov-25-17  waustad: Her loss to the winner in the last round probably kept her a little below an IM norm in the world juniors, but at 15, it's just a matter of time.
Nov-25-17  joeyj: Well she got her WIM (direct title for Bronze @ World U20) and also qualified for a WGM norm with an Rp=2438 (2400 min level for WGM norm).
Nov-27-17  joeyj: If we count/compute her results counting only R2 to R10 (a 9-game) her results will be an IM norm (Rp= 2492 more than enough for an IM norm).

Btw, this is permitted by the FIDE handbook "For 10 rounds or more it is possible that deleting a game that has been won could be advantageous."

Or refer to: 1.42f A player may ignore his game(s) against any opponents he has defeated, provided he has met the required mix of opponents, and provided that this leaves him with at least the minimum number of games as in 1.41, against the required mix of opponents.

Oct-04-18  UncleBent: Jennifer has earned her 3rd IM Norm, based on her results at the Batumi Olympiad. Her rating will still be below the 2400 required to get the IM title. If/when she reaches 2400 ELO, Jennifer would become the 1st native-born, US Female to become an IM.
Oct-04-18  sonia91: <UncleBent> Actually Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero is the first US-born female player to become IM, she plays for Ecuador, but was born in US and has dual citizenship.
Oct-04-18  UncleBent: <sonia91> Thanks for the correction.
Oct-04-18  sonia91: I stand corrected: it's actually Alisa Maric, who achieved the IM title in 1993, while Fierro Baquero gained it in 2005.
Mar-26-19  Otoy: <>, can we please provide picture of this young lady who is at the helm of the ongoing 2019 US Women Chess Championship.
Mar-27-19  wordfunph: amen with <Otoy>..

pic of Miss Yu please?

Mar-28-19  Otoy: Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture! Picture!
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Mar-30-19  botvinnik64: Amazing performance - how long has it been since anyone clinches this Championship with a round to spare? 9/10? Are you kidding!!!?? We are not worthy...
Mar-30-19  parmetd: 2009 Anna Zatonskih 8.5/9
Mar-30-19  PhilFeeley: Picture (and a nice one):

Mar-31-19  Otoy: No picture yet CG.Com!?? Why???
Apr-01-19  TheBish: And time to update her profile. US Women's champ 2019! Way to go Jennifer! Congratulations!
Apr-06-19  BIDMONFA: Jennifer R Yu

YU, Jennifer R.

Jun-17-19  UncleBent: She has accepted a wild card invitation to play in the US Junior (Open) Championship, which begins July 10. She will be rated 9th out of 10, behind 4 GMs and 4 IMs. Jennifer already has the 3 IM norms, but still needs to get to 2400 ELO to be earn the title.
Jun-22-19  siggemannen: No games this year? Guess she prioritises studies
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  ketchuplover: 0/2 at the US Juniors event so far
Jul-15-19  dangerhump: It's unfortunate to see her make the same mistake as Annie Wang did last year and play in an event that she is outmatched in. It would be better to continue to train and learn and play in events that are closer to her level. Getting crushed like this over and over is not good for confidence.
Jul-21-19  UncleBent: <It's unfortunate to see her make the same mistake as Annie Wang did last year and play in an event that she is outmatched in.>

I'm not going to blame the judgement of a 17 year old. As I have commented previously, she was looking to gain 50 more ELO points, get to 2400 and then "cash in" her 3 norms for the IM Title. Yes... she was very over-matched, by stronger opponents who have far more experience in top-level play, and who have spent considerably more time and effort into studying the game. "They" were waiting for her, were aware of her limited opening repertoire, and had prepared lines. But shouldn't the blame be put on the St Louis CC for giving her the wild/card entry?

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  MissScarlett: Maybe America should think of importing more Norwegians.
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  whiteshark: <Jennifer Yu’s US Junior Championship: Can research explain her result?> Broken down in a CB-article by Alexey Root:
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