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Ye Jiangchuan
J Ye 

Number of games in database: 710
Years covered: 1980 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2602
Highest rating achieved in database: 2681
Overall record: +235 -114 =316 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 45 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (168) 
    B90 B92 B30 B32 B80
 Ruy Lopez (50) 
    C78 C92 C67 C84 C76
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91
 French Defense (38) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C10
 French Tarrasch (34) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09
 Caro-Kann (27) 
    B18 B17 B12 B10 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (134) 
    B47 B40 B48 B43 B83
 King's Indian (116) 
    E97 E73 E92 E90 E84
 Sicilian Taimanov (38) 
    B47 B48 B46 B45 B49
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D78 D76 D71 D72 D74
 Sicilian Scheveningen (17) 
    B83 B81 B80 B85
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A45 A46 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   X Bu vs J Ye, 1999 0-1
   Korchnoi vs J Ye, 1990 0-1
   D Pacheco vs J Ye, 1989 0-1
   W Lin vs J Ye, 1998 0-1
   V Atlas vs J Ye, 1994 0-1
   J Xu vs J Ye, 2001 1/2-1/2
   J Ye vs Smirin, 1991 1-0
   J Ye vs Svidler, 2001 1-0
   Onischuk vs J Ye, 1998 0-1
   J Ye vs N McDonald, 1997 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chinese Championship (1987)
   HeiBei Zonal (2001)
   Yangon (1999)
   Groningen Open (1996)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess League (2005)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Lee Cup 3rd (1996)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Biel Interzonal (1993)
   GMA-JAT Open (1988)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1987.09 CHN ch21, XUCHANG CHN by jameschess

   🏆 The Chinese League
   Yuan Chen vs J Ye (Jun-05-23) 0-1

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(born Nov-20-1960, 63 years old) China
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Grandmaster, he has won the Chinese Chess Championship seven times (1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1996) and was the first Chinese player to have a FIDE rating over 2600. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer and an International Organizer.

Ye has represented his country at numerous Chess Olympiads and Asian Team Chess Championships. He has been four times member of the Asia Team champions, a 12 times Olympiad participant. In his first appearance, in 1982, Ye won the individual silver medal on board four. His best team result in an Olympiad was in 1998 in Elista, where he was on the first board as the national team finished in fifth place.

Ye was 1995 and 1999 Champion of Dato' Tan Chin Nam Cup, and 2001 co-champion of same cup. He reached the 4th round (9th/16th place) in the 2001 FIDE World Championship, where he was eliminated by Vassily Ivanchuk by 1.5 0.5 He also reached the quarter-finals in the 2000 and 2002 FIDE World Cup.

Ye has played less frequently after becoming the chief coach of the Chinese national teams (men and women) in 2000. He was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer in 2005. Ye's highest world ranking was 17th in October 2000 and he had been consistently in the top 25 from 2000-04.

Wikipedia article: Ye Jiangchuan

Last updated: 2021-11-20 16:31:20

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 710  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Ye vs M Sisniega  0-1591980Mexico City u26 wchtC18 French, Winawer
2. J Abreu vs J Ye  0-1871980Valletta OlympiadA37 English, Symmetrical
3. J Ye vs V Koshy 1-0121981Hangzhou Asian chtB32 Sicilian
4. Carl Watkins vs J Ye  0-1321982Lucerne OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. J Ye vs A J Mestel  0-1301982Lucerne OlympiadB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. J Ye vs Tan Chee Keon  1-0531982Lucerne OlympiadC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
7. J L Vilela vs J Ye  ½-½291982Lucerne OlympiadA61 Benoni
8. J Ye vs O Foisor  ½-½361982Lucerne OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. K Hulak vs J Ye  1-0401982Lucerne OlympiadE92 King's Indian
10. J Ye vs C Cuartas Bedoya  1-0551982Lucerne OlympiadC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
11. J Ye vs J Aldrete Lobo 1-0381982Lucerne OlympiadB32 Sicilian
12. J Ye vs G Milos  1-0411982Lucerne OlympiadB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
13. H Kaenel vs J Ye  0-1311982Lucerne OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
14. J Ye vs J L Guerra Osio  1-0331982Lucerne OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. H Salazar Jacob vs J Ye  ½-½281982Lucerne OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. J Ye vs Dolmatov  0-1571983WchT U26C03 French, Tarrasch
17. K Stein vs J Ye  0-1331983WchT U26B44 Sicilian
18. J Ye vs A Resende  1-0491983WchT U26B06 Robatsch
19. J Ye vs A Yap  ½-½3019835th Asian Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. J Ye vs Velimirovic  1-0351984Subotica Yugoslavia-Asia mB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
21. C Goh vs J Ye  1-0471984Thessaloniki OlympiadA15 English
22. J Ye vs Ftacnik  0-1471984Thessaloniki OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. J Kristiansen vs J Ye  0-1521984Thessaloniki OlympiadB83 Sicilian
24. J Ye vs Petursson  ½-½1011984Thessaloniki OlympiadB32 Sicilian
25. Lobron vs J Ye ½-½1291984Thessaloniki OlympiadB44 Sicilian
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 710  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-15-04  shr0pshire: Mr. Ye is China's highest rated player currently. He is about 43 years old right now, which I don't think he will rise too much in the ratings anymore. However, he is a very strong player, and I hope is a sign of things to come from China.
Jun-17-04  rugged: Yeah, I agree that he has reached his potential. But he helped many famous chinese players, including Xie Jun! He is now training Bu XiangZhi. By the way, he is pretty good with King's Indian.
Jun-17-04  rugged: Let us hope China will produce a 2700+ Super GM soon, any candidates?
Jun-17-04  acirce: <rugged> Well it could be Ye. He has been a stable 2670'er for 4 years and it's certainly not impossible to rise above 2700 even if only temporary. Maybe Bu Xiangzhi otherwise, as he's only 18 and has 2621 today.
Jun-17-04  rugged: <acirce> Bu's progress has been slow. Of course, he does not go to top tournments, and he does not have good mentors. Look at Radjabov, he is now 2670+, several years back, Bu beat him like chicken. But Radjabov is an international star, gets invited everywhere!
Jun-17-04  acirce: <Bu's progress has been slow.> Don't know... lately, yes, a bit, but only three years ago he had 2553 and in the the latest period (Jan-Apr) he increased 21 points. I think he is on his way up slowly but steadily.
Jun-24-04  ychjae: Ye Jiangchuan is being too busy, he do many things in China for chess other than a chess player, so this make his result in FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 isn't well. Anyway, I hope he can do better in the rest of the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 and rise up his rating.
Feb-17-06  BIDMONFA: Ye Jiangchuan


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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from games of China's #2 chessplayer:
Feb-04-07  IMDONE4: Ye unfortunately is retired now, and many of the younger Chinese players have had their progress slowed down. However, Wang Hao, Wang Yue, and Hou Yifan are still in their teens, and have very good chances of becoming 2700+ superGMs
Oct-05-07  BIDMONFA: Ye Jiangchuan

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Jan-23-08  silvermoon: reportedly, China's first player to reach a rating of 2600.
Nov-20-10  wordfunph: On New Year's Eve 2001, GM Ye Jiangchuan (then rated #26 in the world and who was woman champion Xie Jun's coach) faced 1,004 opponents at once. He won 912, lost 16 and drew 76 in 28 hours and 30 minutes.

happy 50th birthday GM Ye!

Nov-20-11  alexapple: happy 51th birthday GM Ye!
Nov-29-12  Abdel Irada: I see Mr. Ye is a Grünfeld player. I'll have to go through his games with this opening and see how he stacks up against some of the current theory-makers, such as the United Arab Emirates' A R Saleh Salem, who seems to have been invincible in the opening this year.
Sep-29-15  cro777: GM Ye Jiangchuan, currently the head coach of the Chinese team, is participating in the 2015 Chessmasters mixed doubles tournament in Shanghai, China. Each team consists of two players, one male and one female, making alternate moves with no consultation.

Ye Jiangchuan's partner is GM Zhu Chen, a former women's world champion.

Nov-20-17  dumbgai: The comments from 2004 have me a good chuckle. Wondering if China would have a 2700+ rated super GM soon...
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  chancho: It is amazing that in a span of 13 years time, China has such a plethora of chess talent.
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  alexmagnus: Ye is said to have started playing chess at the age of 17. Unusual for a GM, let alone a player who made it to the top 20 at his peak.
May-17-22  Whitehat1963: Friend of Kanye?

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