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Yang-Fan Zhou
Number of games in database: 276
Years covered: 2007 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2461 (2463 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2486

Overall record: +118 -79 =69 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B90 B40 B31 B50 B43
 French Defense (22) 
    C00 C05 C02 C03 C07
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B95 B94
 Scotch Game (13) 
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C05 C03 C07 C04
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B12 B17 B18 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B22 B70 B33 B47 B50
 King's Indian (38) 
    E70 E67 E97 E92 E60
 Sicilian Taimanov (11) 
    B47 B48 B49 B45
 Sicilian Dragon (10) 
    B70 B71
 English (7) 
    A15 A16 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Zhou vs S Williams, 2012 1-0
   J Horton vs Y Zhou, 2014 0-1
   Y Zhou vs M Wood, 2008 1-0
   J Hawkins vs Y Zhou, 2014 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings Chess Congress (2012)
   British Championships (2011)
   100th British Championship (2013)
   British Chess Championships (2014)
   British Championships (2017)
   Leiden (2013)
   London Chess Classic Open (2012)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   British Championship (2009)
   83rd Hastings Chess Congress (2008)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2009)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   London Chess Classic (Open) (2014)

   🏆 4NCL -18
   Y Zhou vs A Hill (Nov-12-17) 1-0
   M Turner vs Y Zhou (Nov-11-17) 1-0
   J Jackson vs Y Zhou (Aug-05-17) 0-1
   Y Zhou vs C Hanley (Aug-05-17) 0-1
   P K Wells vs Y Zhou (Aug-03-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-08-1994, 23 years old) United Kingdom

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He became a FIDE master in 2009 and an IM in 2011. While still a FIDE master, he scored 9/9 in the 2011 e2e4 Brighton Masters Closed tournament, including beating the two grandmasters in the tournament.

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 276  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F J Kwiatkowski vs Y Zhou  1-0292007British ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
2. J Anderson vs Y Zhou  ½-½242007British ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. Y Zhou vs P Talsma  0-1342007British ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
4. P J Sowray vs Y Zhou  ½-½602007British ChampionshipA26 English
5. Y Zhou vs David Wise  1-0412007British ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
6. M N Anderton vs Y Zhou  ½-½592007British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. Y Zhou vs D Mason  0-1272007British ChampionshipC00 French Defense
8. Y Zhou vs I Stokes  0-1392007British ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
9. M Grigoryan vs Y Zhou 0-1452007British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. D Spence vs Y Zhou  1-0532007British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. Y Zhou vs R Griffiths  0-1722007British ChampionshipB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
12. J Lee vs Y Zhou 0-152200783rd Hastings Chess CongressE92 King's Indian
13. Y Zhou vs S Knott  0-155200783rd Hastings Chess CongressA07 King's Indian Attack
14. Y Zhou vs I Thompson  1-044200783rd Hastings Chess CongressC00 French Defense
15. A Zozulia vs Y Zhou  ½-½50200783rd Hastings Chess CongressB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
16. Y Zhou vs S Bogner 0-152200883rd Hastings Chess CongressB50 Sicilian
17. I Snape vs Y Zhou  ½-½28200883rd Hastings Chess CongressA16 English
18. C Briscoe vs Y Zhou  ½-½57200883rd Hastings Chess CongressB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Y Zhou vs D Ledger  1-028200883rd Hastings Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
20. T Rendle vs Y Zhou  ½-½46200883rd Hastings Chess CongressB50 Sicilian
21. Y Zhou vs P Marusenko  0-130200883rd Hastings Chess CongressB58 Sicilian
22. Y Zhou vs N Davies  0-1442008British ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
23. Y Zhou vs N Pert 1-0522008British ChampionshipC00 French Defense
24. J Rudd vs Y Zhou  1-0442008British ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
25. M Surtees vs Y Zhou ½-½602008British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 276  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-31-08  Megalo Convoy:
"The Whitgift 13-year-old recently won the Coulsdon Premier with 8.5/9, gaining nearly 100 world rating points which will make him England's highest ranked under-18 after Howell in the July Fide list." "Lower down the tournament table [in Hastings 2008] the significant performance was by Yang-Fan Zhou. The fast-improving 13-year-old from Whitgift, Croydon, who had showed promise last year in the British championship and the world U-14, scored 5/10 against opposition including four IMs, played far above his modest rating, won a couple of nice attacks and looked a potential master."

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May-31-08  Megalo Convoy: Photos on flickr

Mar-01-11  The hachett man: Yang-Fan Zhou 9/9 incredible performance! congratulations! looks like you need some stronger opposition!
Mar-05-11  ketchuplover: PR=3038 A star is born!
May-01-11  myschkin: . . .

Yang-Fan Zhou breaks English international master drought

(by Leonard William Barden )

May-01-11  Wrong: another rising star
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  GrahamClayton: <The hachett man>Yang-Fan Zhou 9/9 incredible performance!

How does Zhou's performance compare to some the other "picket-fence" scores in tournaments?

Jul-06-13  wordfunph: 1st GM norm for Zhou

Aug-04-13  Xeroxx: Now that's a british name if I ever heard one.
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  FSR: <GrahamClayton: <The hachett man>Yang-Fan Zhou 9/9 incredible performance!

How does Zhou's performance compare to some the other "picket-fence" scores in tournaments?>

It's obviously a wonderful result (and <extremely> rare these days), but apart from the two GMs the field was pretty weak, with Zhou's other opponents all rated between 2000 and 2300. It certainly doesn't compare with the greatest such tournament result, Fischer's at the US Championship 1963/64 (1963). See for the other contenders. I should look up Belyavsky's 13/13 result at Alicante 1978, the last significant perfect score, and work out how Zhou's result compares to it. I ran across it in Chess Informant recently. IIRC, that tournament was something like a Category V tournament, average rating 2338 or some such. Of course the average rating of Belyavsky's opponents would have been lower than that, since doubtless he was the highest-rated player.

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  FSR: By my calculation, the average rating of Zhou's opponents was only 2238, presumably meaning that his TPR in beating them all was only 2638. A wonderful result for a FIDE Master, no doubt, but hardly record-setting.
Aug-06-17  BIDMONFA: Yang-Fan Zhou

ZHOU, Yang Fan

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