Zhu Chen (simplified Chinese: 诸宸; traditional Chinese: 諸宸; pinyin: Zhū Chén, Arabic: زو تشن; born March 13, 1976) is a Qatari chess Grandmaster. In 1999, she became China's second women's world chess champion after Xie Jun, and China's 13th Grandmaster. In 2006, she obtained Qatari citizenship and since then plays for Qatar.
|Full name||Zhu Chen|
|Born||March 13, 1976|
Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
|Women's World Champion||2001–04|
|FIDE rating||2423 (October 2021) |
(No. 20 ranked woman in the November 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
|Peak rating||2548 (January 2008)|
|2006 Doha||Women's Individual|
|Pan Arab Games|
|2011 Doha||Rapid, ind.|
|2011 Doha||Blitz, ind.|
In 1988 Zhu became the first Chinese player to win an international chess competition when she won the World Girls Under-12 Championship in Romania.
She won the World Junior Girls Chess Championship in 1994 and 1996. When she became Grandmaster in 1999, she was the seventh woman to do so.
In June 2004, Zhu played two games against the chess computer "Star of Unisplendour", which was an advanced AMD 64 bit 3400+ CPU and 2 GB RAM combined with the chess engine Fritz 8. She lost both games.
Zhu is married to Qatari Grandmaster Mohamad Al-Modiahki, and now represents Qatar. As of 2010, they have two daughters: Dana (b. 2004) and Hind (b. 2008). She also studied for a master's degree at Tsinghua University.
Performance in competitionsEdit
1988.25 July-7 August, World Girls Under 12 Championship. 1st place - Romania
1990.5–19 September, Chinese National Women's Individual Championship "Group B".1st place - China
1998 29 September-12 October, The 17th World Women's Olympiad team championship. 1st place - Russia
2002. March. FIDE Grand Prix, Zhu was able to claim the win and knock Ruslan Ponomariov out of the tournament. This is possibly the only female player to ever beat the male world champion in any competitive sport. - Dubai UAE
2002, World Women's Olympiad team championship. 1st place - Slovenia
2007. November, Asian Indoor Games Women's Individual Rapid Championship. 1st place；Asian Indoor Games Women's Individual Blitz Championship. 2nd place - Macau
2011. December, Arab Games Women's Individual Chess Championship. 1st place; Arab Games Women's Individual Rapid Chess Championship. 1st place;Arab Games Women's Individual Blitz Chess Championship. 1st place - Doha Qatar
China Chess LeagueEdit
- "Zhu Chen – The (Qatari) Chinese Chess Player". Islam in China. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
- Computer scores 2-0 victory over Chess Queen. Xinhuanet (2004-06-13)
- "Chess Queen vs Unisplendour Fritz". Chess News. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
- "Women in Red goes down to the Computer". Chess News. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
- ChessBase.com – Chess News – Olympiad R3: Kramnik, Anand play and win
- Chinese Sportswomen Marry International, Women of China, 8 January 2010.
- Chess queen to play computer "Star of Unisplendour". Xinhua (2004-04-30)
- "弈诚杯中国国际象棋甲级联赛官方网站". Ccl.sports.cn. Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
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