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Puchen Wang
Number of games in database: 175
Years covered: 1998 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2457 (2443 rapid, 2469 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2476

Overall record: +85 -37 =51 (63.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B22 B25 B96 B90 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A45 D04 D05 D02 A46
 King's Indian (8) 
    E67 E62 E81 E70 E83
 French Defense (7) 
    C02 C03
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D11 D15
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A37 A38 A31
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (17) 
    C03 C02 C12 C15 C01
 Scandinavian (14) 
 Sicilian (11) 
    B22 B76 B23 B32 B90
 Slav (9) 
    D17 D10 D13 D19 D18
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Benko Gambit (6) 
    A57 A58 A59
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L McLaren vs P Wang, 2004 0-1
   G Spain vs P Wang, 2007 0-1
   J Blinn vs P Wang, 2001 0-1
   Z Amdouni vs P Wang, 2004 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   New Zealand Championship (2014)
   Euwe Stimulans (2007)
   39th World Open (2011)
   38th World Open (2010)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2000 WYCC (open) U-10 by gauer

   🏆 41st North Shore Open-A
   P Garbett vs P Wang (Sep-06-14) 0-1
   P Wang vs A Huang (Sep-06-14) 1-0
   J McCrone vs P Wang (Sep-06-14) 0-1
   P Wang vs P Kurukulasuriya (Aug-14-14) 1-0
   M Hamal vs P Wang (Aug-12-14) 0-1

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(born Jan-20-1990, 30 years old) China (federation/nationality New Zealand)

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He became an IM in May 2007 and won the 2007 New Zealand Championship and the New Zealand Championship (2014).

Wikipedia article: Wang Puchen

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 175  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Wang vs A Dunn  0-1331998NZ Junior ChB06 Robatsch
2. P Wang vs C Hartigan  1-0271998NZ Junior ChB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. I Bjelobrk vs P Wang  1-0561998NZ Junior ChD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. A Krstev vs P Wang  1-0291999Birkenhead Licensing Trust OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. P Wang vs A Kulashko  ½-½301999Birkenhead Licensing Trust OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. A Diamant vs P Wang  0-1282000World Under 10 ChB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. P Wang vs S Fandler  ½-½392000World Under 10 ChC42 Petrov Defense
8. H Van Riemsdijk vs P Wang  1-0242000Simultaneous DisplayB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. P Wang vs D Berczes  1-0372000World Under 10 ChB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. P Wang vs V Georgiev  1-0532000World Under 10 ChB40 Sicilian
11. H Van Riemsdijk vs P Wang  1-0282000Simultaneous DisplayC12 French, McCutcheon
12. P Wang vs S Dasari  1-0382000World Under 10 ChB57 Sicilian
13. P Wang vs H Hayrapetyan  1-0422000World Under 10 ChC42 Petrov Defense
14. N Nguyen vs P Wang  ½-½492000World Under 10 ChA07 King's Indian Attack
15. P Wang vs M McNabb  0-1352000NZ Major OpenB07 Pirc
16. P Wang vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1462000Wch U10A38 English, Symmetrical
17. P Wang vs J Wojnar  1-0562001NZ Major OpenC40 King's Knight Opening
18. P Wang vs H Vital  1-0392001NZ Major OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. B Giles vs P Wang  1-0382001NZ Major OpenA57 Benko Gambit
20. P Wang vs D Wood  1-0252001NZ Major OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. J Blinn vs P Wang 0-1332001NZ Major OpenB30 Sicilian
22. B Latimer vs P Wang  0-1422001Auckland Chess Centre A-GradeD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. P Wang vs B Martin-Buss  0-1372002North Island ChA10 English
24. B Wheeler vs P Wang  1-043200229th North Shore OpenC13 French
25. A Kulashko vs P Wang  1-041200225th Waitakere Licensing Trust OpenA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 175  PGN Download
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  Benzol: He's heading off to the World Juniors after the Olympiad. It will be interesting to see how he goes.
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  Benzol: He won the MIT Tournament today ahead of Robert W Smith, Paul Garbett and Leonard McLaren amongst others. Not a bad result for a 12-13 year old.
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  Benzol: He's having a good run at Turin. See the NZ chess website at
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  Benzol: Puchen has just become NZ champion. Congratulations. See
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Puchen.


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  Benzol: He gave a simul tonight at the HPCC and cleaned up everyone (including yours truly). He's trying to gain the GM title this year so he'll have a very full tournament schedule. Good luck Puchen.


Jan-29-08  jonnymalk: DId he not play in the New Zealand Championship (2008) ?
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  Benzol: <jonnymalk> I was suprised he didn't participate as he was the defending champion but as he's got a fairly intense year ahead I can see why he didn't.
Feb-25-08  Stanley Yee: <Benzol><jonnymalk>He was due to sit an exam, see
Mar-08-08  jonnymalk: What's puchen's playing schedule for this year? Is it quite busy? - I've noticed he's playing in Budapest at the moment.
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  Benzol: <jonnymalk: What's puchen's playing schedule for this year? Is it quite busy? - I've noticed he's playing in Budapest at the moment.>

He's going to be very busy.

Other events this year he'll be playing in include :

10th Dubai Open and an Intl Open in Spain during April. In May he plays at the Kaupthing Open in Luxemberg and at Zalakaros in Budapest. In June he's at the Pula Open in Croatia. An Open Intl Tt and an Open Tt in Barcelona in July. The World Juniors are on in August in Turkey and the Open de Santa in Barcelona. Then he'll play in the World Youth Tt in Vietnam in October. The Olympiad is in Germany in November and in January 2009 he'll be back in this part of the world for the Australian Ch and then onto the Queenstown Classic in NZ.

That's a good amount of international chess for anybody. Good thing he's young.

Mar-21-08  CFMEU: He is down to play in the Sydney International Open in a week. Currently playing against Zhong Zhang in the Doeberl Cup in Canberra
May-03-08  CFMEU: He finished 24th out of 106 in Sydney with 5.5 points from nine rounds. +3 =5 -1. Does anyone know where he's playing at the moment?
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  Benzol: Is it Puchen who is smoking the Cuban cigar here?

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  wordfunph: IM Puchen Wang to man board 1 for NZ in the Istanbul Chess Olympiad..

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  Penguincw: Congratulations to Puchen Wang for winning the New Zealand Championship (2014). He finished with 7.5/9 (+7, -1, =1), half a point ahead of Russell John Dive, who also gave him his only loss (see R J Dive vs P Wang, 2014). The only other non-win game for Wang was against Ben Hague (B Hague vs P Wang, 2014).

I see Wang is currently an IM, so (assuming it's "strong" enough), the tournament win should count as a GM norm.

Jan-12-14  twinlark: <Penguincw> Not unless he played 3 GMs in the event.
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  Penguincw: < twinlark: <Penguincw> Not unless he played 3 GMs in the event. >

I don't think there were any GMs at the tournament. Wang is the highest rated player (at least one of the highest) and he's an IM.

Good performance nevertheless.

Jan-20-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Puchen Wang.
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