Ni Hua is a Chinese chess grandmaster and the national team captain. He is three-time national champion. In 2003, he became China's 15th Grandmaster at the age of 19. In April 2008, Ni Hua and Bu Xiangzhi both became the second and third Chinese players to pass the 2700 Elo rating mark, after Wang Yue. He was a member of the gold medal-winning Chinese team at the 41st Chess Olympiad.
|Born||May 31, 1983, Shanghai|
|Peak rating||2724 (April 2009)|
One of the highest ranked Chinese Chess Grandmasters, who earned that ranking at the age of 19, becoming only China's 15th Grandmaster.
He first learned to play chess at the age of six.
He played in his first Chess Olympiad in 2000 and he won the Chinese National Chess Championship twice consecutively in 2006 and 2007.
He was encouraged to play chess by his family.
He was a teammate of Bu Xiangzhi's on the Chinese National Chess Team.
Chess in China - China is a major chess power, with the women's team winning silver medals at the Olympiad in 2010, 2012, and 2014; the men's team winning gold at the 2014 Olympiad, and the average rating for the country's top ten players second in the FIDE rankings at the end of 2014.. Chess players from Shanghai. Asian Games medalists in chess. Chess players at the 2010 Asian Games