Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:54

Yu Yangyi, Chinese Champion in 2014, is ranked number two.

We are pleased to have Yu Yangyi, Chinese chess champion of the year 2014, as one of the players in the third edition of the e///obregat Open Chess. Yu Yangyi, in addition to being champion of China, has achieved numerous podiums in tournaments such as: World Youth Chess Championship 2004 (first), Aeroflot Open 2007 (second), Asian Chess Championship 2009 (second), World Championship of Junior Chess 2013 (first), Qatar Masters Open 2014 (first), Capablanca Memorial 2015 (first), Qatar Masters Open 2015 (second), Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz 2019 (2019), etc. Not only are they podiums, but they are also medals and qualifiers. The first medal was gold in the Chinese team in the 41 Chess Olympiads and the second, also gold, was in these same Olympiads as the best third board. As for qualifiers, he was for his first World Cup in 2009 and six years later, he was in 2015. Yu obtained the first Grandmaster norm in May 2009 and the second also in that same month, yes, you read correctly, Yu achieved in the same month, two GM norms competing in only two tournaments. We can understand that Yu obtained the title of Grandmaster in 2009, at the young age of 14 years and 11 months.