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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Chinese Chess Championships Tournament

Ding Liren8/11(+5 -0 =6)[view games]
Yangyi Yu7/11(+4 -1 =6)[view games]
Ni Hua6.5/11(+2 -0 =9)[view games]
Wang Yue6/11(+3 -2 =6)[view games]
Bu Xiangzhi5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[view games]
Zhao Jun5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[view games]
Li Shilong5/11(+2 -3 =6)[view games]
Zhou Jianchao5/11(+2 -3 =6)[view games]
Lu Shanglei5/11(+3 -4 =4)[view games]
Yifan Hou5/11(+1 -2 =8)[view games]
Liu Qingnan4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[view games]
Wang Chen3/11(+3 -8 =0)[view games]

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Wang Chen vs Yifan Hou 1-044 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
2. Li Shilong vs Lu Shanglei 1-033 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Ding Liren vs Wang Yue 1-078 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Liu Qingnan vs Ni Hua  ½-½35 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. Zhao Jun vs Y Yu 0-161 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
6. Bu Xiangzhi vs Zhao Jun ½-½31 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. Li Shilong vs Wang Chen 1-028 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Ni Hua vs Zhou Jianchao  1-060 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Wang Yue vs Liu Qingnan  1-057 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
10. Yifan Hou vs Ding Liren ½-½56 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsC11 French
11. Lu Shanglei vs Y Yu 0-153 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. Wang Chen vs Lu Shanglei  0-157 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB40 Sicilian
13. Zhao Jun vs Ni Hua ½-½103 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Liu Qingnan vs Yifan Hou 1-059 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. Y Yu vs Bu Xiangzhi  ½-½30 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsC42 Petrov Defense
16. Zhou Jianchao vs Wang Yue  ½-½34 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsA90 Dutch
17. Ding Liren vs Li Shilong 1-056 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsE15 Queen's Indian
18. Yifan Hou vs Zhou Jianchao ½-½58 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. Wang Yue vs Zhao Jun  ½-½71 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. Lu Shanglei vs Bu Xiangzhi  1-064 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB02 Alekhine's Defense
21. Li Shilong vs Liu Qingnan ½-½79 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB06 Robatsch
22. Ni Hua vs Y Yu ½-½22 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsA14 English
23. Wang Chen vs Ding Liren 0-146 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei 1-024 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
25. Y Yu vs Wang Yue ½-½39 2012 Chinese Chess ChampionshipsC42 Petrov Defense
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Mar-27-12
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  Sneaky: Official site http://www.chinaqiyuan.com/ it's all Chinese to me.
Mar-28-12  spawn2: its possible that top 5 finisher will compose China's Men's Team to the Olympiad.
Mar-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Sure, even if it includes Hou!
Mar-28-12  plimko: <Sneaky> I don't know if I can help you. http://biker60.wordpress.com/ is a chessblog that follows these chinese chess events: it's not in chinese, but in italian...
Mar-28-12  Troller: Hou Yifan - Ding Liren round 2, after 21..Rb8:


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White: 0:34
Black: 1:02

Mar-28-12
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  twinlark: Hou is losing this one too. She's played some strange moves.

In response to <9...Qa5> she plays <10. Ra2>:


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and then leaves it there. Nearly 20 moves later, at <27. Nc7>:


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She's in a lost position. The rooks are dislocated and undeveloped, her knights are disconnected and roving on individual adventures, and after <27...Re7> she would have been completely lost. Luckily Liren played <27...g5> and she's still in it for the moment, but not if she takes the d-pawn, she has to take the rook and give up the other knight as well.

My money's on Liren to take this one out fairly easily.

Mar-28-12  Si1: I've just begun following chess. When I download the PGN of this tournament some games are followed by an asterisks instead of a result & there is no game to view. What does this mean? Has the game been canceled or not played yet?
Mar-28-12  Troller: <she's still in it for the moment, but not if she takes the d-pawn, she has to take the rook and give up the other knight as well>

Which is exactly what she did. The reduction in material helps White, although the rook on a2 is still problematic. Position after 32.Rxb5:


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Looks like white is doing a lot better than in the previous diagram. Black can initiate some threats against the white king, but he could quickly end up with no pawns.

Mar-28-12  Troller: In Li Shilong-Wang Chen, White has <1 minute left at move 19. Increments yes, but to play on them for 20 moves is risky.
Mar-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Li Shilong must be a blitz whiz cause he won quite handily in 28 moves.
Mar-28-12
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  twinlark: Hou managed to swindle a draw which Liren fell into after a long think. Hou's played a last gasp <43. f6>:


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Black can win with either <43...Kf8> or <43...h6>, but played the obvious <43...Nxh3+> which is drawn.

I had this theory that Hou can't beat her countrymen, maybe she's intimidated in a way a lot of players are intimidated in their own country, or maybe something else like maybe she's too young still to have any sort of record.

Anyway these are her head to head results against the top Chinese players, all classical games:

Wang Hao beat Hou +3 =1

Wang Yue beat Hou +1 =1

Li Chao beat Hou +2 =3

Ding Liren beat Hou +2 = 4 (including this game)

Bu beat Hou +2 =3

Ni beat Hou +2 =3

Zhou Jianchao beat Hou +2 =3

Her only successes against other players in the top 10 have been against

Yangyi Yu +1 -1 =1 and

Zhou Weiqi against whom she has scored +2 =3.

Mar-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Lu Shanglei will have nightmares about his game against Yangyi Yu. Goes to show that nothing is harder to win than a won game.
Mar-29-12
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  chessgames.com: Does anybody know what's up with the Zhou-Bu game from the 1st round? We can't find the PGN for it.
Mar-29-12  Troller: <chessgames.com: Does anybody know what's up with the Zhou-Bu game from the 1st round? We can't find the PGN for it.> I assume it was delayed for some reason, as it was not broadcasted on the official site, and no result has been reported. But one of the Chinese-speaking members might browse the official site for news.

Ding Liren - Li Shilong is the top game in rd 3, and for all Li's blitz abilities Ding must be clear favourite.

Mar-29-12  Troller: Rd 3 is on. Wang Yue plays the Dutch against Zhou, I think that's a first for him and probably a big surprise for Zhou.

Liu-Hou is a closed Sicilian which already after 5 moves looks rather offbeat.

Mar-29-12  Alien Math: <chessgames.com> xinhuanet sport page March 27, 2012 Day 21:49:09 show |

Bu Xiangzhi and Zhou Jian Chao game extended to the game a rest day (April 1)., sorry no PGN list.

Mar-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <Bu Xiangzhi and Zhou Jian Chao game extended to the game a rest day (April 1)> Thanks AM!
Mar-29-12  Alien Math: <chessgames.com> Page for news, forget to link sorry, some translation required. | http://news.xinhuanet.com/sports/20...
Mar-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Oh dear, Hou's up against it again.
Mar-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Looks like she's been hit by the Gibraltar-Rejkyavik hangover pretty hard.
Mar-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I bet they serve that on the rocks.
Mar-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: A pun-ishing concoction indeed.
Mar-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <HeMateMe> You went right to the fastball there.
Mar-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  haydn20: <Alien Math> Love your user name. Any special meaning? <HeMateMe> Thanks for making me spit up my coffee. Again.
Mar-29-12  Alien Math: <haydn20> Thank you, from online gaming, computer use, internet use, finding for games strengths and weaknesses for each class types, nickname from sisters about.
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