FIDE CHESS PROFILE

Ju Wenjun

Federation
FIDE title
B-Year
FIDE ID
China
Woman Grandmaster
1991
8603006
2600
standart
2613
rapid
2536
blitz

World rank

World (all players):
World (active players):
Female (active players):
270
240
2

National Rank CHN

National (all players):
National (active players):
Female (active players):
16
14
2

Continent Rank Asia

Rank (all players):
Rank (active players):
Female (active players):
40
36
2

FIDE Titles (year)

Grandmaster (GM)
2014
Woman
Grandmaster (WGM)
2009

Rating Progress Chart

Biography

Ju Wenjun is the current Women's World Chess Champion. She won this title in May 2018 by defeating her fellow compatriot Tan Zhongyi with score 5,5:4,5. In November 2018 [...]

Individual Calculations

Standard
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
Rapid
September 2019
None
August 2019
None
July 2019
None
Blitz
September 2019
None
August 2019
None
July 2019
None

FIDE Title Applications

Tittle
Grandmaster
FIDE PB / Congress
4th quarter Presidential Board Meeting, 7-10 November 2014, Sochi, RUS
Status
Yes
Woman Grandmaster
80th FIDE Congress 2009, 11-18 October 2009, Halkidiki, GRE
Yes
Ju Wenjun
Born: January 31, 1991 | Federation: China | Rating: 2600

Ju Wenjun is the current Women's World Chess Champion. She won this title in May 2018 by defeating her fellow compatriot Tan Zhongyi with score 5,5:4,5. In November 2018, Ju Wenjun defended her title after winning the World Women's Championship. She is also current Women's World Rapid Chess Champion.

Ju Wenjun was born in Shanghai. She grasped the basics of chess at school at the age of 7, but preferred to play against older competitors since she was a child, regularly ignoring junior tournaments. When Ju was 13, she scored second at the Asian women's championship, before winning her national championship and participating in the most prestigious tournaments.

The China star became stronger year by ear. In 2008, she made it to the second round of the women's world championship, before making it to the quarterfinals two years later. At 2012 World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Wenjun reached the semi-finals, where she lost to future champion Anna Ushenina.

Ju Wenjun has been an international grandmaster since 2014. She also won 2009 and 2011 World Team Championships as well as 2016 and 2018 Olympiads with her country's national team.

In 2017, she won the World Rapid Chess Championship in Saudi Arabia and defended her title one year later in Russia. Having won the FIDE Grand-Prix series, she then won the World Championship Match by defeating her fellow compatriot, Tan Zhongyi with score 5,5:4,5 (May 2018).

Just half a year later, the World Champion had to defend her title in a knockout tournament; Ju Wenjun became the second woman (after Xie Jun) in history to do so. In November 2018, Ju Wenjun won the World Women's Championship, after defeating Russia's Kateryna Lagno on tie-break.

Ju Wenjun graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 2015.