Zhao Xue

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Zhao Xue (; born April 6, 1985 in Jinan, Shandong) is a Chinese chess player who holds the Woman Grandmaster and Grandmaster titles. In 2008, she became China's 24th Grandmaster.


Her greatest success so far in an individual event was winning the 2002 Under-20 World Junior Girls Chess Championship, beating Humpy Koneru on tie-break.

In 2007, she took second place in the women's supertournament North Urals Cup with a score of 6/9, lost to former world champion Zhu Chen on tiebreak.

In August–September 2008 at the Women's World Chess Championship she was knocked out in the second round by compatriot Shen Yang 0.5-1.5.

GM title

In 2008 she gained the Grandmaster title. Her GM norms were achieved at:

National team

Zhao Xue has played an important part in the last two victories of China in the Women's Chess Olympiad.

She as a first reserve scored 11/12 (performance rating of 2723) on board 4 in the 35th Chess Olympiad in Bled in 2002. She has lost just one game (to Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant) on that occasion and that remains the only Olympiad game she has lost in her three Olympiad appearances.

She scored 10/12 on board 3 (TPR 2603) winning an individual gold in 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvià in 2004; and scored 10/13 on board 1 (TPR 2615) winning an individual gold at...
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