Chinese male chess players are eying on an individual world title. China won the FIDE men’s world team chess championship for the first time in April following its first men’s chess Olympiad cup triumph last year. The Chinese Chess Association has adopted a gradual approach in promoting the sport in the country with less chess tradition. After their women players’ success on the world stage, now they aim to emulate that on the men’s part. According to coach Ye Jiangchuan, the development of chess in China can be divided into three phases, firstly winning women’s titles, secondly claiming men’s team titles and finally the men’s individual champion.