Canada's first WGM: Qiyu Zhou

Congratulations to Qiyu Zhou!

FIDE has confirmed the title of Woman Grand Master on Qiyu Zhou. This makes her Canada's first ever Woman Grand Master. She earned her three tournament Norms last year at Round Robins in Kecskemet and Novi Sad.

Qiyu Zhou is the 2016 Canadian Women's Chess Champion, a two-time member of Canada's Women's Olympiad team, and the 2014 World Youth Chess Champion (U14 girls). 

Qiyu Zhou Interview
For an interview with Qiyu and her mom, with photos and annotated games, download the 2015 Year in Review issue of Chess Canada:


Video: How to Become a World Champion (interview)

opening credits of a comedy video featuring Qiyu:

photo: Qiyu with her parents Jiehan and Penny at the 2016 Stockholm Chess Challenge.