Xie Jun (Eighth Women's Word Chess Champion)

Jul 1, 2015, 12:53 PM |

Xie Jun

Eighth Women's World Chess Champion



            Xie Jun was born October 30, 1970 in Baoding, Hebei. She is a chessgrandmaster from China. She had two reigns as Women's World Chess Champion, from 1991 to 1996 and again from 1999 to 2001. Xie Jun is only the second woman to have two reigns, the other being Elisabeth Bykova. In 1991, Jun became China's second Grandmaster, after Ye Rongguang.

            Xie Junbecame widely known for her optimism and vivid attacking style. The discreet and self-possessed chess player is good at seizing the right moment to strike with a sharp style, having won a lot of championships. It is also no surprise that Jun’s style of play is extremely aggressive in nature. Her success shows that direct attacking play can be extremely effective in practice. She often competed against male grandmasters with good results.

Around the end of the 1990s, Xie Jun was ready for a doctorate in psychology at Beijing Normal University. She now spends most of her present time working as an official at the Beijing Sports Commission, taking care of chess players and other sports people.She is also a talented linguist.



Xie Jun versus Mang Lei

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation Early deviations (B62) 1-0


1. e4c5 2. Nf3Nc6 3. d4cd4 4. Nd4Nf6 5. Nc3d6 6. Bg5e6 7. Qd2a6 8. O-O-Oh6 9. Be3Be7 10. f4Nd4 11. Bd4b5 12. Kb1Bb7 13. Bd3O-O 14. e5de5 15. fe5Nd7 16. Ne4Be4 17. Be4Rb8 18. c3Qc7 19. Bc2Rfd8 20. Rhf1Nc5 21. Rf3Bf8 22. Rdf1Rd7 23. g4a5 24. g5hg5 25. Qg5b4 26. Bh7