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Family name WANG WANG
Given name Yue
Country / Region
CHN CHN - China
31 March 1987
Event List Chess Men's Basque Event
Chess Men's Blitz Event
Chess Men's Rapid Event
World Ranking 36
Track record of achievements Wang Yue was born in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province,[4] where he learned to play chess at the age of four. He would during summer every day after dinner watch people play xiangqi in the streets. When he was 5, with the support of his parents he started to receive chess training at school and made rapid progress. When he was 9 he joined the National Junior Team and won the Li Chengzhi ( ) National Children's Cup. At 12, he joined the National Team and at 15 he joined Tianjin City Club.

He is currently a Communication Studies student at the College of Liberal Arts[disambiguation needed] of Nankai University in Tianjin.[5] He also plays for his university club chess team.

Since 2004, he has been a member of China's Olympiad chess team, which also includes Ni Hua, Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Hao and Li Chao.

In 2005, he became the youngest National men's Champion of China. Also, in 2005 he won both the National Youth Championship and the National Collegiate Championship.

Wang has participated in several national team summit matches, including against the United States (2002), Russia (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), France (2006) and the UK (2007).

In February 2007 he won the colossal Cappelle-la-Grande open above 93 Grandmasters and 80 International masters (608 players), achieving his goal of crossing 2700 Elo (China's first). He is currently ranked 15 on the FIDE September 2009 list, and has a Live ranking of 14.[6]

From March to December 2008, Wang Yue went 85 consecutive games without a loss, one of the longest streaks on record.[7] His unbeaten run began in the second round of the Reykjavik Open and ended during round 1 of the third FIDE Grand Prix 2008-2009 tournament.[8]

In January 2010, he became China's first ever top 10 player on the FIDE rankings. From May 9-25, 2010, he participated in the final FIDE Grand Prix in Astrakhan, but failed to qualify for the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2012.[41][4
Is Grand Master Yes