GM Wang Hao

Full name
Wang Hao
Born
Aug 4, 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Federation
China
Profiles

The beast of the East, Wang Hao is the premiere player from China, one of the top 3 players from Asia, and one of the best players in the world. When he was 16 years old, before he even had a title attached to his name, he won a tournament ahead of 53 Grandmasters and 30 International Masters. He is one of the few players in the world to jump the FIDE Master and International Master titles and go straight to becoming a Grandmaster. Nowadays he is among the top 30 players in the world and is feared at every tournament he plays in.

Wang Hao started playing chess at a young age and his first tournament success was when he won the Qingdao Zhongfand Cup in 2002 at the age of 12. In 2003 he gained an incredible 210 rating points in three events, going from 2215 to 2425, jumping him right into notice from the public eye in a short time. This quick rating jump set the tone for 2005 when Hao burst onto the international chess scene in startling fashion with his biggest success: winning the 7th Dubai Open when he was only 16 years old. He didn’t even have a title at the time and he won the tournament ahead of 53 Grandmasters and 30 International Masters! Next he won the 2005 Malaysian Open and played great in the Aeroflot Open. These three events gained him 3 GM norms and he became a Grandmaster without ever being a FIDE Master or International Master. Now that he has the Grandmaster title, Hao has become the top player in China, one of the top 3 players from Asia and one of the elite players in the world.

Best Game


Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (2) : A40
Four Knights Game (4) : C46 C49
Italian Game (4) : C55 C58
Queen's Pawn Opening (8) : A40 D02 A41
Indian Game (10) : A50 A49 E10
Giuoco Piano Game (6) : C50 C53 C51
Scotch Game (25) : C45 C44
Hungarian Opening (1) : A00
Bogo-Indian Defense (6) : E11
Bishop's Opening (2) : C24
Pirc Defense (6) : B08 B07
Petrov's Defense (13) : C42 C43
Queen's Gambit Accepted (12) : D20 D22 D23 D27
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (1) : D73
Catalan Opening (15) : E00 E05 E01
King's Indian Attack (15) : A07
Modern Defense (4) : B06 A41
Old Indian Defense (4) : A53 A54
Alekhine Defense (5) : B04 B03
Semi-Slav Defense (15) : D45 D43 D44
Queen's Indian Defense (14) : E15 E17 E12
Old Benoni Defense (1) : A44
Reti Opening (6) : A04 A05
Dutch Defense (2) : A80 A81
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (7) : D71 D73 D78
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (1) : D44
Scandinavian Defense (1) : B01
Benoni Defense (2) : A56 A61
Undefined (2) : A00
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (1) : A58
King's Pawn Opening (1) : B00
Tarrasch Defense (1) : D34
Nimzowitsch Defense Declined (1) : B00
Philidor Defense (1) : C41
Black Pieces
Four Knights Game (5) : C48 C49 C47
Queen's Pawn Opening (17) : D02 D00 A41 A40
Bogo-Indian Defense (6) : E11
Catalan Opening (18) : E00 E05 E04 E01
Italian Game (8) : C55
Gruenfeld Defense (8) : D85 D92 D84 D90 D86
Trompowsky Attack (5) : A45
Reti Opening (13) : A06 A04 A09
Queen's Indian Defense (13) : E12 E15
Pirc Defense (9) : B08 B09 B07
King's Indian Attack (32) : A07 A08
Giuoco Piano Game (3) : C50 C53
Petrov's Defense (22) : C42 C43
Caro-Kann Defense (31) : B13 B12 B18 B11 B17 B10
Vienna Game (2) : C26
Queen's Gambit Accepted (10) : D20 D26 D27
Semi-Slav Defense (26) : D43 D45 D47 D44
Hungarian Opening (5) : A00
Old Indian Defense (1) : A53
Scotch Game (3) : C45 C44
Scandinavian Defense (1) : B01
Dutch Defense (12) : A80 A87 A88 A81 A85
Ponziani Opening (1) : C44
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (3) : A01
London System (2) : A48
Modern Defense (2) : B06 A40
Benoni Defense (3) : A61 A60
Undefined (2) : A00
Van Geet Opening (1) : A00
Torre Attack (5) : A48 A46
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (1) : D71
Blumenfeld Countergambit Accepted (1) : E10
King's Gambit Accepted (1) : C36

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