A: My family is just a normal one in our country. My father is a Chinese doctor, and my mom is an English teacher at the University (although my English is very bad…). First, when I was 3 years old, I saw my father playing Chinese chess, and I just watch that. After 2 years, at the age of 5, I already wanted to learn Chinese chess, and we went there. But oh! The class was full, no place left for me… then someone told my mom: “Chess is like Chinese chess, the two are very similar, your boy could go there”. So finally I had no alternative thus chose chess. And here I am. By now, my father can play some chess, but his rating is like 1200, and my mom knows the rules.
Q: Again, what would be your advice to young people who are just starting to play chess and take it seriously?
A: Just work hard. Look, I think I don´t have some special talent, but I do work hard. Maybe I can´t become a World Champion, but if you work hard every day, 2700 is not so difficult :)