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George Xie Wendi
Number of games in database: 71
Years covered: 2001 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2346 (2312 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2478

Overall record: +36 -26 =9 (57.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (15) 
    B22 B25 B40 B51 B42
 Reti System (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 A40 A45 D02 E00
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E55 E46 E49 E25
 Sicilian (4) 
    B33 B30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Christopher vs G Xie, 2008 0-1
   G Xie vs G Nakauchi, 2010 1/2-1/2
   S J Solomon vs G Xie, 2011 1/2-1/2
   F Zulfic vs G Xie, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2010 Surfer's Paradise open by gauer

   🏆 Queenstown Chess Classic
   A Bird vs G Xie (Jan-22-12) 1-0
   G Xie vs J Ikeda (Jan-21-12) 0-1
   M Repplinger vs G Xie (Jan-20-12) 0-1
   G Xie vs M Ly (Jan-19-12) 1/2-1/2
   Li Chao vs G Xie (Jan-18-12) 1-0

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(born Oct-20-1985, 35 years old) Australia

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FM (2004); IM (2007) and winner of the 2006 Australian Grand Prix. George Xie has performed the unique feat of scoring three GM norms entirely within Australia: at the 2009 Sydney International Open, the 2010 Australian Championship and at the 2010 Doeberl Cup. He will be awarded the title when he achieves the mandatory 2500 rating.

Tournaments: Australian Junior Champion 2002, won the University of NSW Invitational in Sydney 2002 and 2003. Is the 2002, 2004, 2006 NSW Champion, won the City of Sydney 2004. Scored a creditable 5/9 at the Asian Individual Championship 2005. He won the 2006 Australian Masters 8/10 Melbourne ahead of GM Dejan Antic and GM Darryl K Johansen, came =1st at the 2009 Australian Open and came =1st (2nd on tiebreak) at the Sydney International Open 2009 with GMs Johanssen, Abhijit Kunte and Gawain Jones, scoring his first GM norm. Won the Ford Memorial Sydney 2009.

2010 was a productive year for George. He came second in the Australian Championship behind Zhao Zong-Yuan with 9/11, earning his second GM norm, and came second on countback to Li Chao at the annual Doeberl Cup, earning his third Grandmaster norm. 2011 also started productively for George Xie, winning the Australian Open with 8.5/11 on tiebreak, however his subsequent results at the Oceania Zonal (see below), the NSW Open in July with 4.5/6, and the NSW State Championships with 5/9 have delayed his opportunity to secure his GM title which needs only the requisite rating of 2500 to be automatically ratified. His first place at the Melbourne Cup Weekender in 2011 with 8.5/9 partially redressed his recent slump, adding 19 Elo points to bring him closer to his 2500 objective. He started 2012 with a promising 7.5/11, coming =2nd in the Australian Championship, but has since faltered at the Queenstown Chess Classic (2012), the 2012 Ballarat Begonia Open, the 2012 Doeberl Cup, the 2012 edition of the Sydney International Open, the 2012 Fiji International Open Chess Championships (where he came a distant 2nd in a weak field), and the Gold Coast Open 2012 gradually shedding over 50 Elo points; he had a bright spot when he scored 6/7 to come 2nd at the 2012 NSW Open but then fell back further with a below par 6.5/9 at the NSW Championship, a poor 4/7 at the MCC Cup Weekender 2012 held in November, and a mediocre 7/11 at the 2013 Australian Open.

World championship competition: George Xie came =1st (3rd on count back) at the Oceania Zonal in NZ with 6.5/9 in 2005, scored 6/13 in the 2005 World Junior, 6/9 at the Oceania Zonal 2009 held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and 6/9 at the Oceania Zonal in 2011 in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Olympiad: George played reserve board for Australia at the Olympiad (2008) and board 3 for Australia at the Chess Olympiad (2010).

Rating: George Xie's rating as at 1 August 2014 is 2369, but he no longer has an active ranking as he has been inactive for over 12 month. His last blitz rating was 2420 and his peak standard rating was 2482 in May 2010.


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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Xie vs Zhao Zong-Yuan  0-1252001AUS-chJC00 French Defense
2. G Xie vs M Salter 1-0232003Doeberl Cup 41stB15 Caro-Kann
3. G Xie vs Ramesh 0-1432005Asian Chess ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
4. M Mahjoob vs G Xie  1-0482005Asian Chess ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
5. R R Laxman vs G Xie  0-1282005Asian Chess ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
6. L Ravi vs G Xie  1-0442005Asian Chess ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
7. G Xie vs Sengupta  1-0322005Asian Chess ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. M Annaberdiev vs G Xie  1-0282005Asian Chess ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. G Xie vs A Das  1-0462005Asian Chess ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. G Xie vs M Taleb  1-0502005Asian Chess ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
11. G Xie vs Wang Yue  ½-½542005World Junior Championship (Boys)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. I Kurnosov vs G Xie  1-0412005World Junior Championship (Boys)B30 Sicilian
13. G Xie vs K B Tulay  1-0282005World Junior Championship (Boys)B25 Sicilian, Closed
14. G Xie vs I Khairullin 0-1182005World Junior Championship (Boys)A81 Dutch
15. V Shlykov vs G Xie 0-1402005World Junior Championship (Boys)B33 Sicilian
16. G Xie vs E Moradiabadi  0-1892005World Junior Championship (Boys)B42 Sicilian, Kan
17. M Amanov vs G Xie  0-1422005World Junior Championship (Boys)E60 King's Indian Defense
18. L Lenic vs G Xie  0-1452005World Junior Championship (Boys)E12 Queen's Indian
19. G Xie vs L Babujian  1-0282005World Junior Championship (Boys)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. E Romanov vs G Xie  1-0412005World Junior Championship (Boys)E46 Nimzo-Indian
21. G Xie vs A Zhigalko  0-1362005World Junior Championship (Boys)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. G Xie vs Schmaltz  ½-½302006Australian ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
23. Ftacnik vs G Xie 1-0562006Australian ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
24. M Illingworth vs G Xie  0-1302007Vikings WeekenderE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
25. G Oliver vs G Xie  1-0372008AUS-chE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
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Apr-20-09  Manic: Congratulations to George for his 1st GM Norm at the SIO, tying =1st (2nd on tiebreak) with 3 other GMs. He exceeded the score required for a norm by half a point, which is a pity in a way since he missed a norm at the Doeberl Cup in Canberra by half a point!

It seems as if he has recovered after the relatively poor showing he had at the Olympiad. Good luck in getting the other norms George!

Jun-10-09  supertimchan: He will have to work harder.
Apr-06-10  Ken MacGillivray: Congratulations to George on achieving his 3rd GM norm at the Doeberl Cup held in Canberra over Easter. Now it only requires George to achieve a 2,500 rating and he will become the 5th Australian player to become a Grandmaster. This is a great result for Australian chess.
Apr-06-10  brucejavier: congrats george, i have known you for many years. I would have nevered guess you becoming a GM, i remember you saying that you would study 3 hours a day after school finished, i remember wen i met ya in 2000 your rating was 2007!! You have progressed very far, and achieved incredible feats, and considering that the GM norms that you have earnt were in Australia, Once more congratulations!!
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  Tabanus: Yes, 2nd place in Doeberl Cup (AUS) 1-5 April 2010:

Apr-08-10  ozmikey: Congratulations to my old Canterbury team-mate!

There are those on this site who will belittle George's achievement as they did that of Zong-Yuan Zhao, but becoming a GM is much, much more difficult for an Aussie than for a European. For George to get all three of his norms on home soil is brilliant.

By the way, congrats to Tomek Rej on a well-earned IM norm at the Doeberl as well.

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  GrahamClayton: C'mon George - only 22 more rating points to get!
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  HeMateMe: "....You want a place, where everyone knows your name".
Jan-13-11  brucejavier: Congrats on coming equal first in the Australian chess championship 2011, did one better then last year. Still needs more points to get the GM title.
Jan-13-11  twinlark: I thought Moulthun Ly was acquiring another IM norm, but his opponents were all Aussies (maximum of 6 allowed in an 11 game contest).
Jan-13-11  brucejavier: This Australian Open 2011, there were very few titled players, only had 1 GM and 1 IM which was George Xie and a few FM's, i dont think Moulthun Ly accquired any IM norm
Jan-13-11  twinlark: But Vladimir Smirnov scored an IM norm.

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