Xie, Jun (CHN)

Born on October 30, 1970 in Beijing, China. Former Women's World Champion(1991-1995).

In 1993, She got the title of mens grandmaster. December 1997, she played in Women's World Championship Candidates' Tournament, and got 2nd Place.

August 1998,  she became the Women's World Championship Challenger thanks to the forfeit of her Candidate's Final opponent Alisa Galliamova.

In 1999, Due to the forfeit of Zsuzsa Polgar, She have to play against Galliamova for the Women's Championship title.

Her latest rating is 2528.

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