Chess in China is in a healthy state. On the current FIDE list, the country boasts 5 players rated over 2600. And names like Ye Jiangchuan, Ni Hua, Xu Jun often appear in the best chess publications. Now it seems there is another young man we have to keep an eye on. His name is Wang Hao.
The 16-year old has just bolted to a 2 point lead at the Malaysian Open. He is on 8.5 points - ahead of Rogers, Antonio, Torre, Adianto and Gonzales who are all on 6.5 points.
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