His IM norms were won at the 2005 U18 World Youth Chess Championship held in Belfort, France, the 2005 World Junior Chess Championship held in Istanbul, Turkey (Nov 9-22 2005) and at the Aeroflot Open 2006 A2 Group in Moscow, Russia. He won his first GM norm at the 2006 World Junior Championship and acquired his GM title when he won his second (a 20-game norm) at the 2007 Asian Continental Championship.
Wen Yan won the 2010 Singapore Open with 8.5/9. His equal second placement at the Asian Continental Championship in 2014 earned him a qualification to play in the World Cup (2015). There he defeated Igor Kovalenko in a mild upset in the first round but then lost to Peter Leko in the second round and was therefore eliminated from the World Cup.
NOTE:Create an account today
to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users.
Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username,
then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
Nothing in violation of United States law.
No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.
Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic.
This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general,
visit the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members
do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.