GM Wei Yi

GM Wei Yi

Title: Grandmaster

Age: 24


Chinese Chess Championship Winner (2016, 2017)

Youngest Player to Cross 2700 Elo Rating (Achieved at age 15)

Wei Yi is a former prodigy and the current Chinese No. 2. He is one of the youngest ever grandmasters and the youngest ever player to reach a rating of 2700, which he did at the age of 15. Wei Yi is also a former World Youth Champion, twice Chinese national champion, and was a member of the gold medal winning team in the 2014 Tromso Olympiad. Recently Wei Yi won the 2024 Tata Steel Masters, allowing him to reach his peak FIDE rating of 2755. This will be his first time playing in the GCT.