GM Ju Wenjun

Full name
Ju Wenjun
Born
Jan 31, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth
Shangai, China
Federation
China
Profiles

One of China’s leading female players, Ju Wenjun has many different accomplishments within a short amount of time. She is a star in China who has played in two different Women’s World Chess Championship tournaments and placed high in the Dubai Open. Despite some issues with confirming her official Grandmaster norms, she is sure to get them settled and achieve the full Grandmaster title very soon, while also continuing to rise to the top of the female chess world.

Ju Wenjun’s first chess success was in 2004 when she came in second place in the Asian Women’s Chess Championship. Later she played in the Women’s World Chess Championship tournament in 2008 and 2010, being knocked out of the tournament both times before the final round. Ju Wenjun became a Woman Grandmaster in 2009 and in 2010 she won the Women’s Chinese Championship. During January 2011 she was the third best female player under 20 years old. In 2011 there was a discrepancy regarding one of her Grandmaster norms and she has to yet to achieve the full, official Grandmaster title. Since then she has achieved her highest rating ever in January 2012 when she was 2552. In April 2013 she also placed second at the Dubai Open with a 2683 rating performance.

Best Game


Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Colle System (1) : D05
Queen's Pawn Opening (34) : D02 A41 A40 D00 A43
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (6) : A40
Bogo-Indian Defense (1) : E11
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (3) : B06
Semi-Slav Defense (14) : D43 D45 D49 D48
Catalan Opening (79) : E00 E04 E01 E05
Queen's Indian Defense (15) : E18 E16 E12 E17 E15
Pirc Defense (3) : B07
King's Indian Attack (56) : A07 A08
Reti Opening (29) : A04 A05 A09
Bird's Opening (2) : A03 A02
Queen's Gambit Accepted (12) : D20 D21 D26 D28 D23 D27 D22
Caro-Kann Defense (6) : B12 B10 B13 B11
Modern Defense (4) : A40 B06 A41
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (7) : A58 A59
Trompowsky Attack (4) : A45
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (7) : A01
Benoni Defense (11) : A61 A57 A56 A67 A60
London System (1) : A48
Old Indian Defense (3) : A53
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (11) : D71 D78 D73 D79
Hungarian Opening (3) : A00
French Defense (1) : C10
Vienna Game (1) : C26
Richter-Veresov Attack (1) : D01
Budapest Defense (2) : A52
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (1) : D44
Tarrasch Defense (1) : D34
Undefined (1) : A00
Black Pieces
Queen's Pawn Opening (29) : D02 A41 A40 D03
Petrov's Defense (17) : C42 C43
Bishop's Opening (3) : C24 C26
Queen's Gambit Declined (24) : D38 D30 D41 D44 D37
Giuoco Piano Game (2) : C50
Trompowsky Attack (8) : A45
Queen's Indian Defense (8) : E15 E12 E16 E18 E14
King's Indian Attack (3) : A07
Reti Opening (9) : A04 A05
Four Knights Game (7) : C47 C46 C48
Ruy Lopez Opening (5) : C77 C71 C92
Catalan Opening (11) : E00 E01
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (1) : A40
Colle System (1) : D04
Bogo-Indian Defense (6) : E11
King's Gambit Accepted (1) : C36
London System (6) : A48
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (2) : A01
Torre Attack (5) : A48
Modern Defense (2) : A42 B06
Philidor Defense (3) : C41
Old Indian Defense (3) : A53
Pirc Defense (4) : B07
Benoni Defense (7) : A56 A65 A70
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (9) : D79 D78 D71
Slav Defense (1) : D15
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (1) : B06
Undefined (2) : A00
Benko Gambit Half-Accepted (1) : A57
Alekhine Defense (3) : B04
Gruenfeld Defense (1) : D80
Old Benoni Defense (1) : A56

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