Name: Wang Yue
Place of birth: Taiyuan
Date of birth: 31st March 1987
Current Title: Grand Master
Current Rank: 11 (as per March 2010 rankings)
Current ELO Rating: 2736 (as per March 2010 )
Wang Yue is the best Chinese chess player in their chess history. He is the second best Asian player. He is a former world youth chess champion.2739 is the best Elo rating of Yue Wang. He is first Chinese player and only the third Asian to achieve the landmark 2700 Elo rating. His world ranking of 9th is the best position ever achieved by a Chinese chess player. At the age of nine, Wang Yue won the National Children’s cup in China. Slav, Nizmo Indian, king’s Indian, Queens pawn game, Grunfeld, Queen’s Indian, Sicilian, Ruy Lopez Sicilian Najdorf, Dutch defense etc are his major opening plays. Wang Yue had an impressive run of 82 games without being defeated, since the first round match at Reykjavik open.
In 1999, Yue Wang came into the prominence at the world stage, when he won the World under-12 chess championship held at Spain. In 2000, he finished as runner- up at the Oropesa del Mar under-14 tournament. In 2000, Yue Wang became FIDE Master, at the age of 13. In 2003, he became International Master at the age of 16. Yue Wang became Grand Master in 2004.He helped Chinese junior chess team to win the world youth under-16 chess Olympiad .He clinched a gold medal in the individual category, for his scintillating performance on the first board, with an elo rating of 2657.
In 2005, Wang Yue became the Chinese national chess champion. He finished as runner-up at the Sanjin International Hotel GM cup, later in that year. He finished third at Asian individual championship held at Hyderabad. He finished at fifth position at the 2005 world junior chess championship. In 2006, he finished as runner-up at the Lausanne Young Masters championship. In 2006, he helped Chinese national team to secure silver medal at chess Olympiad. He won individual gold medal and individual silver medal for his board four results, and for elo rating of 2837 respectively. He ended up at sixth position at the 2006 world junior chess championship.
In 2007 Aeroflot open, Wang Yue finished as joint runner-up. In 2007, he won Calvi Open, Capelle la Grande Tournament and Philippines International Open .He finished as runner up at Pamplona and Sanjin Hotel cup in the same year. In 2008, he finished as joint first at Reykjavik open .He helped Chinese team in defeating Russia in their bilateral series. In the 2008 grand prix series, he finished as joint first in the first grand prix and third at the second grand prix. He also won the NH Chess tournament in that year. Following that triumph, he received invitation to participate in Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament. His strong performance in that tournament clinched him an invitation for participating in Corus Chess tournament in 2009.He finished as joint eighth at a category 19 chess tournament in 2009.He became the first Chinese player to participate in Linares Chess tournament and he finished at sixth position. He won the Chinese chess king tournament