|7th Hainan Danzhou (2016)|
The 7th Hainan Danzhou GM tournament took place July 8-17, 2016. Players: Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi Wang Hao, Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Yue, Hou Yifan, Pentala Harikrishna, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Leko and Vasyl Ivanchuk. Ian Nepomniachtchi won with 6/9.
Official site: http://chess.sport.org.cn
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
|1. Wang Yue vs Yifan Hou
|| ||1-0||58||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|2. Harikrishna vs Bu Xiangzhi
||0-1||57||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|3. Wang Hao vs Ivanchuk
|| ||½-½||38||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|4. I Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren
||1-0||40||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||C45 Scotch Game|
|5. Leko vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||½-½||51||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|6. Yifan Hou vs Bu Xiangzhi
|| ||½-½||49||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|7. Bu Xiangzhi vs Ivanchuk
||1-0||56||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|8. Wang Yue vs Leko
|| ||½-½||34||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||A35 English, Symmetrical|
|9. Yu Yangyi vs I Nepomniachtchi
||1-0||61||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|10. Ding Liren vs Wang Hao
|| ||½-½||47||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System|
|11. Ivanchuk vs Harikrishna
|| ||½-½||93||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||A17 English|
|12. Harikrishna vs Ding Liren
||1-0||41||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|13. Leko vs Yifan Hou
|| ||½-½||75||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|14. I Nepomniachtchi vs Wang Yue
||1-0||85||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||C45 Scotch Game|
|15. Wang Hao vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||½-½||70||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|16. Wang Yue vs Wang Hao
||1-0||64||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|17. Yu Yangyi vs Harikrishna
|| ||½-½||87||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||C42 Petrov Defense|
|18. Yifan Hou vs Ivanchuk
|| ||½-½||18||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||B30 Sicilian|
|19. Leko vs I Nepomniachtchi
||0-1||46||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|20. Ding Liren vs Bu Xiangzhi
|| ||1-0||48||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||D42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3|
|21. I Nepomniachtchi vs Yifan Hou
||1-0||69||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||E15 Queen's Indian|
|22. Wang Hao vs Leko
|| ||½-½||52||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|23. Harikrishna vs Wang Yue
|| ||½-½||46||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|24. Bu Xiangzhi vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||½-½||31||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|25. Ivanchuk vs Ding Liren
|| ||½-½||40||2016||7th Hainan Danzhou||A07 King's Indian Attack|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
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|Jul-10-16|| ||ex0duz: How come Wei Yi isn't playing?|
|Jul-10-16|| ||sonia91: <ex0duz> He plays in Bilbao from 13 to 23 July.|
|Jul-10-16|| ||whiteshark: "The 7th grandmaster tournament in Danzhou on the Chinese island of Hainan has an attractive and strong line-up. Six top players from China, including Women's World Champion Hou Yifan, test their skills against each other and four international top players. In the first round Ian Nepomniachtchi won against Ding Liren, Bu Xiangzhi defeated Pentala Harikrishna and Wang Yue won against Hou Yifan. The other games ended in a draw.|
The tournament is played from 8th to 17th July and offers a prize-fund of 400,000 Yuan (60,000 USD). The winner receives 120,000 Yuan (18,000 USD). The Chinese start with Ding Liren, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Wang Yue, Bu Xiangzhi, and Women's World Champion Hou Yifan. They fight against Pentala Harikrishna, Vassily Ivanchuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Peter Leko...."
cb r1 report: http://en.chessbase.com/post/strong...
|Jul-10-16|| ||rgr459: Leko looks well on his way to achieving a Giri.|
|Jul-10-16|| ||shintaro go: Leko is the original drawmaster|
|Jul-10-16|| ||perfidious: There are six rounds to go--leaves much time to misstep and lose one to end the string.|
|Jul-10-16|| ||Mr. V: So evenly matched, I could see any of these players being hot and winning it outright, except maybe Leko or Hou Yifan.|
|Jul-10-16|| ||fisayo123: Horrible event from Ding Liren so far. He's playing well below his normal level. It's been a long time i've seen him struggle like this. Hopefully, he can get it together and at least get back into the top 10 before the event is over.|
|Jul-11-16|| ||Pulo y Gata: Scotching games from Nepo.|
|Jul-11-16|| ||Imran Iskandar: <perfidious: There are six rounds to go--leaves much time to misstep and lose one to end the string.>|
...which has just happened.
|Jul-11-16|| ||AzingaBonzer: Ding Liren (who is having the aforementioned "horrible event") just beat one of the leaders, Bu Xiangzhi.|
|Jul-11-16|| ||Mr. V: The Hainan tournament gets better every year.|
|Jul-12-16|| ||Bobby Fiske: It's nice to se that Hainan Danzhou Tournament is gaining momentum, inviting stronger players from abroad.|
|Jul-14-16|| ||posoo: lololol THERE GOES Flosayo123 AGAIN!
All he dos is go on to tornament pages and be liked "DIS GUY SUKS" and even when somone is doing well he goes "WELL DATS WAT WAS EXPECTED" (see comment about Mv LAGROOVE in Dortmond.).
Dis is da kind of complaning dat is NOT ALLOWED in da parks where POSOO plays.
he'd get shouted down and then i'd take his money, lolololol
|Jul-15-16|| ||fisayo123: I'm not a fan of 9 round tournaments with odd and/or even amount of whites and blacks.|
Nepo had the "easiest" start here and has 5 whites and 4 blacks. That partly explains his good start.
Ding Liren had the exact opposite. "Hard" start. 4 whites, blacks.
Pairings and color shouldn't give this type of advantage in round robins. Seen it happen quite a lot.
Solution : just make it 10 rounds by inviting an extra player.
|Jul-15-16|| ||plang: The disadvantage of single round robins with an even number of games is that there is a bye each round.|
|Jul-15-16|| ||Mr. V: Now Hari levels the playing field with a win in round 7. There's still chances to snatch first place for someone else.|
|Jul-16-16|| ||Mr. V: <fisayo123> Last year when Wang Yue won Danzhou with an amazing performance, it was pointed out that he had a better play schedule due to having more whites, and playing the sronger opponents when he had white. I believe his record was 4 wins with white, one with black.|
|Jul-16-16|| ||Mr. V: It probably has no profound meaning, but it's fun to make the comparison with the Danzhou tournament and the Chinese players hosting strong foreigners, and the early Soviet tournaments where we witness a collective rise in strength of the new chess superpower.
6th Hainan Danzhou (2015)
|Jul-16-16|| ||et1: Mr. V the comparison you make is quite interesting. And it rings true. The only difference I believe is that in the thirties, the USSR emerged to became THE superpower, whereas now China faces at least the contest of the existing superpower - Russia, and we should not Forget about India, who is also emerging but nobody noticies. Also now there are some small powers like Ukraine, USA, France, etc that are not to be neglected. So China's dominance if it were to happen will not be so large as the Soviet wss. Thanks for sharing,|
|Jul-16-16|| ||Mr. V: With one round left, the pressure's on Ivanchuk to prevent Ian from steamrolling this field.|
<et1> Thanks for the insight. Definitely the historical context is different, but I do think it's appropriate to compare. The strength of China and Russia are their depth - so many strong players, not just a few, who, with more experience, could probably compete internationally. India has this same strength when looking at their national team. They have players like Ganguly and Harikrishna and Sasikiran, and they didn't need a superstar to be able to win an olympic medal in 2014. The minor powers like the USA and France have the strength at the top, but not the depth of strong player pool to draw on.
On another note, I wonder if anybody besides us is going to kibitz here. Imo this tournament is ten times more exciting than Dortmund, for example.
|Jul-16-16|| ||fisayo123: Nepomniachtchi's score looks like some Morozevich business back in the day.|
|Jul-17-16|| ||et1: Mr V - Ivanchuk had a very good position quite late in the game, and then suddenly put the game in a drawn position - may be he gets bored nowadays and tries not to lose if he does not see how to win.
Dortmund has Kramnik and MVL - much hype ! :) !|
|Jul-17-16|| ||diagonal: Congratulation to Ian Nepomniachtchi for winning the strong international invitation tournament in Danzhou City (Hainan Province). A big success for Ian who is born in 1990, as for instance MVL, Karjakin, and Carlsen...|
<<Bobby Fiske>: It's nice to se that Hainan Danzhou Tournament is gaining momentum, inviting stronger players from abroad.>
The first edition at Danzhou in 2010 saw ten Chinese grandmasters playing: Bu Xiangzhi, the winner on tie-break above Li Chao, Ding Liren, Wang Hao, Zhou Jianchao, Zhao Jun, Zhou Weiqi, Yu Yangyi, Hou Yifan, and Ni Hua who had a bit of a catastrophe result (2/9) finishing last without a win.
In 2014 (5th edition), it was the first time that foreign players were participating, as well as in 2015 (6th edition), in both years two out of ten players were from abroad.
In 2016 (7th edition), Hainan Danzhou has now become a real international event in an old style mixed-field: players from the hosting nation battling international stars (ten players, five different countries).
<<Mr. V>: The Hainan tournament gets better every year>
Hainan Danzhou indeed has the potential to become a classical tournament series!
|Jul-23-16|| ||beenthere240: Nepo had a Carlsen-like tournament with 5 wins.|
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