Ye Jiangchuan

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About Ye Jiangchuan

Ye Jiangchuan (simplified Chinese: 叶江川; traditional Chinese: 葉江川; pinyin: Yè Jiāngchuān; born November 20, 1960 in Wuxi, Jiangsu) is a veteran Chinese chess player and has been one of China's leading players in modern history. In 1993, Ye became China's third Grandmaster, after Ye Rongguang and Xie Jun. On 1 January 2000, he became the first ever Chinese player to cross the 2600 elo rating mark. He was awarded the title of 'FIDE Senior Trainer' in 2005. Ye learned chess when he was already 17 years old of age, and at 20 he became National Champion of China. He has altogether won the Chinese Chess Championship seven times (1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1996) and was the first Chinese player to have a FIDE rating over 2600. Ye has represented his country at numerous Chess Olympiads and regional team championships in Asia. He has been four times member of the Asia Team Champions, a 10 times Olympiad participant. His best team result in an Olympiad was in 1998 in Elista where he was on the first board as the national team finished in fifth place. Ye was 1995 and 1999 Champion of Dato Tan Chin Nam Cup, and 2001 Co-Champion of same cup. He reached the 4th round (9–16th place) in

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