The action at the FIDE Women's World Championship kicks off in two days with game 1! #WomenChessMatch
What you need to know about Lei Tingjie:
1. Lei Tingjie was born in 1997 in Chongqing.
2. In 2014, she won the 4th China Women Masters Tournament in Wuxi on tiebreak against Ju Wenjun.
3. In 2015, she won the women's open tournament of the Moscow Open.
4. In 2017, she won the Chinese women's national championship.
5. In March 2017, Lei Tingjie earned the coveted Grandmaster title, becoming the sixth woman to obtain it as a teenager.
6. In December 2017, she became the silver medalist in the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh.
7. Lei Tingjie has represented China on several occasions with outstanding performances: among others, a gold medal at the 2016 Asian Nations Cup in Dubai and the 2018 Batumi Olympiad.
8. She won the prestigious 2021 Women's Grand Swiss tournament with a round to spare.
9. In April 2023, she won the 2022–23 Women's Candidates, beating the 16th Women's World Champion, Tan Zhongyi, in the final (3½–1½).
Lei Tingjie: "We have a good relationship off the board, but chess is a sport where there will be only one winner. I am here, and I am ready to fight. After the match, we can be good friends again."
Ju Wenjun: “I think it will be very exciting, with a strong fighting spirit. I feel that I will do my best to fight. And also, on the level of my chess. I will do my best, and I will try to play till the end and fight in every game.”