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🏆 Hainan Danzhou GM (2013)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
The 4th Hainan Danzhou GM tournament was played in Danzhou, China, 20-29 May 2013. Time controls: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 extra minutes for the remaining moves, with a 30-second increment per move from move one. Tournament director: ... [more]

Player: Zhou Weiqi

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yu Yangyi vs Zhou Weiqi 0-1912013Hainan Danzhou GMC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Zhou Weiqi vs Wen Yang  ½-½302013Hainan Danzhou GMC45 Scotch Game
3. Xiu Deshun vs Zhou Weiqi  1-0652013Hainan Danzhou GMA15 English
4. Zhou Weiqi vs Bu Xiangzhi  ½-½302013Hainan Danzhou GMC42 Petrov Defense
5. Lu Shanglei vs Zhou Weiqi  ½-½682013Hainan Danzhou GMA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Zhou Weiqi vs Ding Liren  ½-½402013Hainan Danzhou GMB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. Wei Yi vs Zhou Weiqi  ½-½542013Hainan Danzhou GMC07 French, Tarrasch
8. Zhou Weiqi vs Ni Hua  1-0392013Hainan Danzhou GMD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Zhou Jianchao vs Zhou Weiqi  0-1272013Hainan Danzhou GMA13 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: This <Ding Liren> guy has got it going on.
May-30-13  TugasKamagong: One player here has got his name rendered a** backwards. In Chinese the surname comes first, and it's that way for 9 of the players. The only exception is Yu Yangyi. Not sure who's at fault here. Probably not the the guy who created this tournament page, as he merely linked to the players' individual pages. In Yu's player page <Yangyi Yu> his name is inverted even if at the bottom of his bio there's a link <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Yangyi> that shows his name in the correct form.
May-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  messachess: As I have said, it is inevitable that one day, maybe sooner than we think, a Chinese GM will dominate the FIDE wc cycle. This is simply because, for one thing, board games in general are big there, but also, with that many players and with nothing to do but play chess (like the old Soviet Union), it's inevitable.
May-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  messachess: One has to wonder: China is not a poor country one one level. Will that mean that prizes there will attract top GMs from around the world to play in their tournaments someday?--like this one.
May-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  messachess: <TugasKamagong> I'll bet you that it's OK to say it either way in China.
May-30-13  chessmoron: <<TugasKamagong> I'll bet you that it's OK to say it either way in China.> No. It's not acceptable in China. Family name always comes first and then given names.
May-31-13  jakaiden: Well, this website is not in China. And the names would be listed last name first in the database. Do you expect chessgames to accommodate the peculiarities of every language, Chessmoron?
Jun-01-13  parisattack: <messachess: As I have said, it is inevitable that one day, maybe sooner than we think, a Chinese GM will dominate the FIDE wc cycle. This is simply because, for one thing, board games in general are big there, but also, with that many players and with nothing to do but play chess (like the old Soviet Union), it's inevitable.>

If the track in Go is followed, the Koreans may not be far behind.

But China will trump at some point, if only because of the numbers. I am reminded of the old saying about Soviet chess, "If you send 10,000 schoolboys into the Young Pioneers Chess Club, you're bound to get a Spassky or a Botvinnik or a Petrosian out the other end.

Jun-01-13  Catholic Bishop: <If the track in Go is followed, the Koreans may not be far behind.

But China will trump at some point, if only because of the numbers. I am reminded of the old saying about Soviet chess, "If you send 10,000 schoolboys into the Young Pioneers Chess Club, you're bound to get a Spassky or a Botvinnik or a Petrosian out the other end.>

The thing is, most east asians actually don't care for chess. Koreans, Japanese and Taiwanese take it about as seriously as tic-tac toe. Despite the fact that China has produed some strong players, the general attitude toward chess there is simply 'mehhh'. If you look at the biggest Chinese board/card games news sites, you'll find Go/Weiqi dominating the front pages, then Xiangqi, then chess. In fact chess often feels more like an amateur game there, as of now every single member of the Chinese national team is a university student. This would be unthinkable for the hundreds of Go professionals. There's the singular counter example of Li Zhe, who had to practically abandon his professional go career to go to university, Kamsky style.

Jun-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Great pictural cb tournament report by <Liang Ziming>:

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