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Monday, April 14, 2008

Who is Wang Hoa?

GM Wang Hao was born on August 4.1989 in Harbin, Heilongjiang . In 1999 he played in the U-10 World Youth Chess championship, and won his section. In July 2004, he won the U-14 section at the World Youth Chess Festival with a score of 8/9.Wang won the 2005 Dubai Open , and although he was untitled at the time he finishing clear first with 7/9 points (rating performance of 2731), ahead of 53 grandmasters and 30 international masters (see http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=2324).

In August 2005 Wang won scored an amazing 10/11 (two points clear ahead of the rest of the field) in the 2nd IGB Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur (rating performance of 2843) . In October 2005 he came joint-first in the Beijing Zonal 3.3 tournament, and took the second place after a playoff match.

In February 2007 he won the GACC Tournament at the University of Malaya.
In September 2007 he came in second place at the Asian Individual Chess Championship and in October 2007, Wang came third in the World Junior Chess Championship in Yerevan.

Wang won the individual Gold Medal for board three at the Asian Team Chess Championship in 2008, with a score of 5/6) In March 2008, he won the 23rd Reykjavik Open with a score of 7/9 points (2721 rating performance)

Wang Hao shares a very impressive quaity with GM Garry Kasparov in that Wang Hao became a grandmaster without first gaining an international master title. He achieved his first grandmaster norm at the Aeroflot OPen (A2 tournament), in Moscow in February 2005, his second norm at the 2005 Dubai Open and his third at the 2005 2nd Dato Arthur Tan MAS Open.

Hao always opens the game with the White pieces by 1.e4. When playing Black, he uses the French Defense as his main defense against 1.e4 and favors playing the Slav Defense against the Queen's Gambit.

With his performance in the Russian Team Chess Championship, Wang Hoa's elo rating hs jumped to 2700.

Score: 8.0/11
Perf: 2795 (+111)
Rating points gained: +16

Current rating: 2684
New rating: 2700 !!>
This rating of 2700, makes him the third- highest rated player in China and the 25-th highest-rated player in the world.



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