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GM Ju Wenjun won the FIDE Women’s World Championship to claim her fourth title with a 6.5-5.5 victory over GM Lei Tingjie. The 17th women’s world champion, who has held this title since 2018, also picked up the €300,000 ($334,000) winner’s prize, while Lei took €200,000. Ju Wenjun is a Chinese chess grandmaster. In March 2017 she became the fifth woman to achieve a rating of 2600. She defended her title in November 2018 against Tan Zhongyi, in 2020 against Aleksandra Goryachkina, and the last in 2023 against Lei Tingjie. She won many international tournaments including the Chinese championship in 2010 and 2014, FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2013–14 held in Sharjah, the 4th China Women Masters Tournament in Wuxi, World Rapid Chess Championships in Riyadh 2017, and St.Petersburg 2018.

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