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GM Tan Zhongyi

Tan Zhongyi
Full name
Tan Zhongyi
May 29, 1991 (age 31)‎
Place of birth
Chongqing, China



Tan Zhongyi is a Chinese grandmaster who was Women’s World Chess Champion from 2017 to 2018. She won the most notable title in women’s chess by defeating GM Anna Muzychuk in rapid tiebreaks and lost the title in her 2018 match with GM Ju Wenjun. Tan has three girls' youth world titles and won the Chinese Women’s Championship in 2015. She won individual gold for her performance on board four at the 2016 Chess Olympiad, and at the 2020 Gibraltar Masters, Tan won the top women’s prize.

In 2022, she won the Women's Rapid Championship and also has an opportunity to return to the Women's World Championship in 2023.

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