Xu Yuhua

Xu Yuhua (born 29 October 1976) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and former Women's World Champion (2006–2008). She was China's third women's world chess champion after Xie Jun and Zhu Chen. She has been followed by Chinese women's world chess champions Hou Yifan, Tan Zhongyi, and Ju Wenjun.

Xu Yuhua
Xu Yuhua 2008.jpg
Xu Yuhua in 2008
Born (1976-10-29) 29 October 1976 (age 44)[1]
Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
TitleGrandmaster (2006)
Woman Grandmaster (2001)
Women's World Champion2006–08
FIDE rating2465 (May 2021) [inactive]
Peak rating2517 (April 2006)
Xu Yuhua
Traditional Chinese許昱華
Simplified Chinese许昱华


On March 25, 2006 she won the Women's World Chess Championship knock-out tournament in Ekaterinburg, Russia, defeating Russian IM Alisa Galliamova in the final 2½–½ (in a best-of-four match). The knockout event had 64 participants, with both former world champion Zhu Chen and reigning world champion Antoaneta Stefanova. Xu was three months pregnant at the time.[2] She became China's 22nd Grandmaster by winning the event.[3]

She won the 2nd FIDE Women Grand Prix, Nanjing, 27 September – 9 October 2009.

Xu Yuhua plays for Zhejiang chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[4]

She is a law graduate.[5]


Major successes and titles include:[6]


Education degrees include:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 中国国际象棋运动员等级分数据库 Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Columns (bf1)
  3. ^ "Xu Yuhua is the eleventh Women's World Champion". chessbase.com. 25 March 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-10-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ People's Daily Online – Three Chinese chess players qualified for men's World Cup
  6. ^ North Urals Cup 2008 Archived July 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine – Participants
  7. ^ a b "Asian Women's Chess Championship 1998". OoCities. Retrieved 9 November 2015.

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Preceded by
Antoaneta Stefanova
Women's World Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Alexandra Kosteniuk