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Wei Yi 
World Junior Championship, Athens, 2012
Photograph © 2012 Andreas Kontokanis.
 
Wei Yi
Number of games in database: 360
Years covered: 2009 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2700 (2626 rapid, 2654 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2734
Overall record: +129 -52 =150 (61.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      29 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B90 B30 B42 B96 B40
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C67 C65 C84 C78 C72
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B96 B91 B97
 Four Knights (17) 
    C48 C49
 French Defense (16) 
    C07 C11 C10 C03 C09
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B18 B12 B17 B16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B90 B31 B53 B51 B52
 Grunfeld (36) 
    D85 D91 D97 D71 D78
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B90 B92 B97
 English (14) 
    A15 A10 A18 A17 A14
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E32 E24 E52 E46 E23
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C83 C81 C77 C78 C69
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 1-0
   Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 1-0
   Wei Yi vs Shirov, 2013 1-0
   Wei Yi vs Navara, 2016 1-0
   Wei Yi vs Zhou Jianchao, 2013 1-0
   Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015 1-0
   Wei Yi vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2015 1-0
   Wei Yi vs Potkin, 2015 1-0
   Wei Yi vs Areshchenko, 2015 1-0
   Navara vs Wei Yi, 2015 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chinese Championships (2016)
   FIDE World Team Championship (2015)
   Chinese Championship (2015)
   Tata Steel Group B (2015)
   World Cup (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Notable Games Young Talents ! by FLAWLESSWIN64
   Favorite 2015 games by Severin
   fisayo123's favorite games by fisayo123
   best of 2015 by Chnebelgrind

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WEI YI
(born Jun-02-1999, 16 years old) China
PRONUNCIATION:
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FM (2010); IM (2012); GM (2013); Asian U12 Champion (2010); World U12 Champion (2010); Chinese Champion (2015).

Background

Born in Jiangsu province (Yancheng County), Wei Yi was the world's youngest GM when he gained his title. At 13 years 8 months and 23 days (1), he became the fourth youngest GM ever after Sergey Karjakin, Parimarjan Negi and Magnus Carlsen, the latter of whom is his favorite player "because he is so strong!" (2). He is the youngest player to reach 2600 and the youngest to reach 2700.

Wei gained his FM title by winning the World U12 Championship in 2010. He won his IM norms at the Aeroflot Open 2012 B, and at the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012) (a 20-game norm), becoming an IM a few weeks before his 13th birthday. His GM norms came at the World Junior Championship (2012), the 2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012) and at the Reykjavik Open (2013).

Championships

<Youth> In 2010, he was outright winner of the Asian Youth Chess Championship 2010 - U12 with 7.5/9; his rating at this stage was 2240, and this win barely affected his rating, being offset by losses during the rating period to Wang Hao , Wang Yue and Ni Hua in the Chinese Chess League Division A. Late 2010, he travelled to Halkidiki in Greece to win the World U12 crown, scoring 9.5/11, a half point ahead of 2nd place finisher Kayden W Troff and a point ahead of 3rd placed Jan-Krzysztof Duda. (3)

<Junior> The 13 year old competed at the World Junior Championship (2012) and in his first attempt was in contention for first place, leading the field at one stage. By the penultimate round he stood fifth, a point behind the lead, but lost his last round game to place 11th, having scored 8.5/11 and recording a TPR of 2613. Had he won, he would have placed 3rd, a draw would have resulted in fifth place thanks to the fact that he had the highest tiebreak of the event (sum total of opponents' Elo ratings less the lowest rating). His participation in the World Junior Championship (2013) did not live up to (possibly unrealistic) expectations; seeded 10th on rating, he placed 7th with 9/13. Unlike last year he finished well off the lead and was out of contention before the last round, scoring many draws against lower rated players, although he remained undefeated. He came very close by winning silver at the World Junior Championship (2014), leading in the later rounds, but a critical loss to Vladimir Fedoseev cost him the clear lead, while a final round draw with Jan-Krzysztof Duda enabled the winner, Lu Shanglei, to pip him at the post with a final round win.

<National> Wei first appeared in FIDE dispatches when he contested the Chinese Championship Group B in 2007, aged 8, scoring 5/11; this included, quite remarkably, a win against FM Fan Chen and a draw against GM Zhou Jianchao. Although he did better in the 2008 version of that event with 5.5/11, the only positive result against a master was a draw against IM-elect Wu Xibin. His next effort after these events and the 2008 China team Championships Group B (see below) was to dominate the U11 division of the 5th World School Chess Championship Open, with a score of 8.5/9, 2 points clear of the field. In the 2009 edition of the Group B Chinese Championship, 10 year-old FM Wei scored 6/11, recording wins against IM Kaiqi Yang and IM Liu Qingnan, as well as another draw against a GM, namely Wu Wenjin; in addition he scored wins against 2351-rated Li Haoyu and then 2515-rated and current GM Xiu Deshun. In August 2011, he scored 7/11 in the China Chess Championship 2011 Group B, amassing 24 Elo for this event. In April 2013, he placed =4th in the Chinese Championships (2013) with 5.5/11 and in March 2014 he placed =3rd with 6.5/11 at the Chinese Championship (2014).

In May 2015, 15 year old Wei Yi broke through to win the Chinese Championship outright, half a point ahead of the favorite, Ding Liren.

<Continental> He won his 2nd IM norm (a 20 game norm) and his IM title at the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012), when he scored 4.5/9 against 6 GMs, 2 IMs and a WGM, adding a further 27 points to his rating.

<World> He took his first tilt at the World Championship cycle by competing in the 2011 Asian Zonal, where he scored 4.5/9. In August 2012, he competed in the Chinese Zonal competition and scored 7/10, a half point from the lead. One of the President's nominees to play in the World Cup (2013), he defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi in the first round and Latvian #1 Alexey Shirov in the second round but lost to Azeri GM and twice World Junior Champion Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the third round. He competed in Zonal 3.5 in 2014, coming out the clear winner with 8.5/11, qualifying for the World Cup (2015) in his own right, a result that propelled him to enter FIDE's official top 100 players list for the first time in December 2014. At the World Cup of 2015, he defeated A R Saleh Salem in the first round to progress to the second round where he defeated Ukrainian GM Yuri Vovk in a long and exciting struggle culminating in blitz tiebreakers after the two had exchanged blows in a see sawing match through the standard games and rapid game tiebreakers. He beat Alexander Areshchenko in round three and compatriot Ding Liren in the Round of Sixteen (round four) to move to the quarter final where he lost to Peter Svidler in the second set of rapid tiebreakers (10+10) to bow out of the Cup.

Team Events

Wei Yi competed in his inaugural Olympiad in 2014 when he played board 5 for China at the Chess Olympiad (2014). He did not play enough games to be in contention for a board prize, but was able to help his country win its first gold medal at an Olympiad.

Wei competed in the 2008 China Team Championships Group B, where he scored 5.5/9, including a draw against 2364-rated Hong Jiarong. This contest, and his forays into the Chinese Championship Groups B, provided Wei with his inaugural FIDE rating of 2138 at the age of 9. He spent the latter part of 2010 in the A and B division of the Chinese League (playing for the Jiangsu club). Returning to China after winning the World U12 Championship in 2010 to continue in the Chinese League, he recorded a win against Chinese super-GM Ni Hua. In November 2012, he participated in the 2013 Chinese National Team Selection Tournament, easily winning with 8.5/9 and adding another 15 points to his rating to bring it to over 2500 for the first time. Wei Yi still plays for the Jiangsu Taizhou club in the Chinese Chess League, and in the 2012 competition he scored 10.5/17 with a TPR of 2550, helping his team to 3rd place in the nearly year long event. In the 2013 season, he played for the same team, which placed 4th out of 12, Wei Yi scoring 13/22.

In other team events in 2013, Wei Yi played top board for China "A" in the U16 Olympiad, scoring 8/10 and helping his team to 5th place. He also played top board for the Wuxi team in the Asian Cities Championship, scoring 7.5/9 and winning individual gold and helping his team to win bronze. He played for China in the Asian Nations Cup (2014), helping his country to win gold. He also played board 2 for the Turkish club T.S. Alyans Satranç Spor Kulübü in the 2014 Turkish Superleague, his team coming 8th out of 13. (4) In November 2014 he scored 3.5/4 playing for China in its match against Romania. He played top board for his team Jiangsu in the 2014 Chinese League, helping his team to win the gold medal. In 2015, he again played top board for Jiangsu, helping his eleventh seeded team to sixth place.

In March 2015, he played for the Chinese team that defeated India in its summit match that was held in Hyderabad. In July 2015, he was on the Chinese team that won the 9th China-Russia Match (2015) and also on the Chinese team that participated in the China-Russia Challenge Match (2015). His best team result to date was a brilliant effort on board 4 at the FIDE World Team Championship (2015) to win individual gold for his board and was instrumental in China winning the team gold.

In March and April 2016, Wei Yi represented China in the Asian Nations Cup. He was in poor form, shedding a significant number of ratings points.

Standard Events

Wei Yi scored 3.5/9 against a strong field in the XingQiu Open (2009), adding 20 ELO points to his resume. In October 2011, he scored 5/9 (+3 =4 -2) in the 1st Qin Huangdao Open, accumulating another 23 rating points. He won his first IM norm, narrowly missing a GM norm, at the 2012 edition of the Aeroflot Open Division B when he scored 5.5/9 (+4 -2 =3) with a TPR of 2551 and added 40 points to his ratings resume. In October 2012, he scored 5.5/9 at the 2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012), earning his 2nd GM norm. He won his 3rd GM norm, and the GM title, in round 9 of the Reykjavik Open (2013) at the age of 13 years 8 months and 23 days, placing =4th (6th on tiebreak), scoring 7.5/10 - a half point from the lead - and adding 25 points to his rating. He also received the prize for the best junior in the tournament. In his first outing as GM-elect, Wei Yi played in the 3rd HD Bank Cup (2013) in Ho Chi Minh City, and lead after round 5 with 4.5/5. However, after a heavy 6th round loss to Zhou Jianchao, he only managed 2 draws in the final three rounds, finishing with a minor rating boosting result from his result of 5.5/9 (placing =16th). In May 2013 and seeded 10th, he participated in the 4th Danzhou Tournament (2013), a category 15 event. After a poor start where he only scored two draws in the first 5 rounds, he finished with 4.5/9 placing 7th with a TPR of 2622. Wei Yi saw out 2013 with an excellent =1st at the North American Open held in Las Vegas from 26-30 December 2013; he was 2nd on tiebreak behind GM Giorgi Kacheishvili and ahead of GMs Sergey Erenburg, Timur Gareev, Aleksandr Shimanov, Varuzhan Akobian, Aleksandr Lenderman, and IM Wang Chen, scoring 6.5/9 and leaving him with a live rating at the end of the tournament of nearly 2617. He immediately followed this tournament by participating in the powerful Bay Area International starting 2 January 2014, where he scored a par for rating 6.5/9.

Wei Yi started 2014 by competing in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2014) event, his 7/9 being good enough to place him =10th and add a few points to his rating resume. Similarly, his 5.5/9 at the Asian Continental Open Championships in April was enough to give him a minor placing =10th, and adding a few more rating points. His best result to date came in January 2015 when he won the Tata Steel Group B (2015) outright with a powerful 10.5/13, nearly sending his rating into the 2700 zone, and qualifying him for the A Group next year. He scored 7.5/10 at Tradewise Gibraltar (2015) to place =3rd, a point behind the winner Hikaru Nakamura and half a point behind runner-up David Howell. In July 2015, he was a relatively rating-neutral outright 4th with 5/9 (+2 -1 =6) at the category 17 6th Hainan Danzhou (2015) behind Wang Yue, Ni Hua and Ding Liren respectively. His only loss was to the winner, Wang Yue. In November 2015, Wei Yi won the China Chess Kings (2015) in a knockout event that started with eight players. His year was thus looking to end well, but a mediocre finish in the Chinese League and a poor performance in the Qatar Masters (2015) where he scored 4.5/9 cost him 30 rating points and dropped him back to the low 2700s.

2016 started with Wei Yi's inaugural participation in the Tata Steel (2016), where he placed in the middle of the field with 6.5/13 and gained 8 rating points. He followed up in March with a mediocre 5/9 in the Aeroflot Open (2016), shedding 14 rating points landing him at the 2700 threshhold. His next participation was for China in the Asian Nations Cup 2016 (see below) where he has performed poorly, shedding more ratings points to fall well below the 2700 level.

Rapid

Wei Yi defeated David Anton Guijarro by 2.5-1.5 (+1 =3) to qualify for the final of the annual 4-player 28th Leon Rapid (2015) knockout event. There he met Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, whom he also defeated by the same margin to claim the prize.

Rating and Ranking

Wei Yi entered the world's top 100 in December 2014. At the age of 14 years 5 months and 23 days, he is the youngest player ever to achieve 2600. On 29 January 2015, at the age of nearly 15 years and 7 months, he reached a live rating of over 2700 but had to wait until 1 March 2015 before he officially crossed into a 2700+ rating. At the age of 15 years and 9 months, he is the youngest player ever to do so.

Comparison with Carlsen

Wei's highest rating and ranking to date are 2734 and #23 respectively, as of 1 September 2015. At almost the same age, Carlsen had been rated 2693 and ranked #22 in the world in April 2007, four months after his 16th birthday, although he had been rated #21 in the rating period commencing 1 October 2006.

As of 1 April 2016, Wei Yi's rating was 2700 and ranked #39 in the world. At the nearest equivalent point in his career, Carlsen was rated 2714 and was ranked #16 in the world; at that date (October 2007), there were only 22 players rated over 2700.

Sources and References

(1) Wei Yi's birthday was found at http://ratings.fide.com/toparc.phtm...; (2) Interview at http://www.reykjavikopen.com/wei-yi...; (3) An image of these three players on the podium can be found here: http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/...; (4) http://superlig2014.tsf.org.tr/tr/c...

Interview and article dated 7 March 2013 by Alina L'Ami: http://en.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/...; Article about Wei Yi reaching 2600: http://chessbase.com/post/wei-yi--y...

Live ratings: http://www.2700chess.com/

Latest update 5 April 2016


 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 360  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Wei Yi vs Lou Yiping  ½-½49 2009 XingQiu OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
2. Wei Yi vs Qun Ma  ½-½39 2009 XingQiu OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Xiu Deshun vs Wei Yi ½-½61 2009 XingQiu OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Wei Yi vs V Tatekhin  ½-½44 2010 WYCC Open U12B83 Sicilian
5. Wei Yi vs Zeng Chongsheng  ½-½34 2010 TCh-CHNB42 Sicilian, Kan
6. Johnatan Bakalchuk vs Wei Yi  0-155 2010 WYCC Open U12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. Wei Yi vs Ghosh Diptayan  1-045 2010 WYCC Open U12C49 Four Knights
8. Ni Hua vs Wei Yi  1-037 2010 TCh-CHNB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. J Duda vs Wei Yi  ½-½71 2010 WYCC Open U12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
10. Wei Yi vs Wang Hao 0-129 2010 TCh-CHNB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
11. Wan Yunguo vs Wei Yi  1-033 2010 TCh-CHNB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Wei Yi vs O Striechman  1-032 2010 WYCC Open U12C49 Four Knights
13. Wei Yi vs M Petrosyan 1-034 2010 WYCC Open U12B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. Wang Yue vs Wei Yi  1-027 2010 TCh-CHND30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Wei Yi vs M Karthikeyan 1-069 2010 WYCC Open U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. Wei Yi vs Zhao Jun  0-163 2010 6th TCh-CHNB33 Sicilian
17. Xiu Deshun vs Wei Yi  ½-½58 2010 TCh-CHNB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. K W Troff vs Wei Yi 0-140 2010 WYCC Open U12E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
19. Ding Liren vs Wei Yi 1-038 2010 6th TCh-CHND34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. M Abramciuc vs Wei Yi  0-154 2010 WYCC Open U12B23 Sicilian, Closed
21. Motylev vs Wei Yi  1-043 2010 TCh-CHNB53 Sicilian
22. Joshua Colas vs Wei Yi 0-158 2010 WYCC Open U12D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Wei Yi vs Ni Hua 1-030 2010 TCh-CHNC48 Four Knights
24. Wei Yi vs Yi Xu  ½-½39 2010 WYCC Open U12B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. Liang Jinrong vs Wei Yi  1-039 2010 TCh-CHNB54 Sicilian
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Apr-05-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <twinlark....One thing I find humbling about this hierarchy of expertise is that it is probably reflected to some extent in every profession.>

In poker, that is indeed the case.

I have played with numerous top professionals and am no milksop myself, but would not dream in a hundred years of slagging the best players, all of whom can get the job done.

Away from the table? Some embody less than admirable traits, same as any other group of people, but I have also known more than my share of decent ones.

Apr-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: But on the other hand: <objectively speaking> in no profession is the difference between a devoted, but untalented, amateur, and the best of the best very big. Mostly the best of the best is less than <twice> better than the amateur. Just look at various athlestics disciplines (as an example of something where the results can be objectively measured): if you worsen the results of world's best by the factor of 2, you get something <really> bad - even for an amateur.

That shows how narrow the range of human capabilities actually is. And how dificult it is to improve even by the tiniest of margins.

Apr-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."

April 12-28: Wei Yi to test his current form in the strong domestic competition . Recent results weren't good enough.

2016 CHINESE CHESS LEAGUE

12-15 1st leg (Rounds 1-4)

2016 NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

17-22 Rounds 1-6

24-28 Rounds 7-11

Apr-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: "Wei Yi Plays Another King Hunt Game But Drops Below 2700" (Peter Doggers' report on the Asian Nations Cup held 28 March-5 April).

https://images.chesscomfiles.com/up...

(China: Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Yue, Wei Yi and Zhou Jianchao)

"You'll surely remember his great win vs Lazaro Bruzon from the Danzhou tournament last summer? Well, yet again he dragged the enemy king towards him in his game with Dao Thien Hai."


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18.Rxd6! Not so difficult this time.

"In general, Wei Yi's tournament was rather disappointing. He scored a 2543 performance rating over eight games (5.0/8) with three wins, one loss and four draws (all against lower rated players)."

https://www.chess.com/news/wei-yi-p...

Apr-11-16  sonia91: <In March and April 2016, Wei Yi represented China in the Asian Nations Cup. He was in poor form, shedding a significant number of ratings points.> Maybe someone should add that he won the <silver medal> with the team China, instead of talking exclusively about his rating...
Apr-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: The games at the 2016 Chinese Chess League (Division A) start tomorrow (April 12).

Wei Yi is playing for his chess team from Jiangsu Province. In the first round he meets on board 1, with the black pieces, the talented Chinese junior, a 17-year old GM Bai Jinshi (2564) from the Hangzhou team http://www.chessdom.com/wp-content/...

The most interesting encounters will be on the first two boards between the defending champion, the Beijing team, and the Zhejiang team: Chen Qi – Ding Liren and Yu Yangyi – Mamedyarov.

The Chinese Chess League has entered the 13th year. It is one of the strongest and longest running leagues of its kind. Twelve teams are competing in 22 rounds (from April to December). The first leg (Rounds 1-4) is taking place in Shenzhen from 12-15 April. Each team consists of three male and two female players.

<sonia91: Maybe someone should add that he won the silver medal with the team China>

The China team won most trophies at the Asian Nations Cup 2016:

http://www.sinaimg.cn/dy/slidenews/...

Apr-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: The playing hall in the Shenzhen Longgang Jolly Hotel:

http://k.sinaimg.cn/n/sports/transf...

The games start at 13.00 CST (China Standard Time), UTC/GMT +8 hours.

Apr-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: <sonia91: Maybe someone should add that he won the silver medal with the team China>

I'm sure the Chinese wanted gold and nothing but gold. But they lost to India and drew Kazakhstan, while India won all matches but one (a completely unexpected draw against Mongolia).

Apr-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: 2016 Chinese Chess League (Round 1)

Bai Jinshi - Wei Yi 0-1

Olimpiu G. Urcan: "A Wei Yi lesson on pawn weaknesses and superior pawn mobility."

Wei Yi chose the Stonewall (he had tried it before against Karjakin in the China-Russia Challenge)

http://n.sinaimg.cn/sports/transfor...

Apr-13-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Sweet Bird of Youth -

In the second round Wei Yi met 14-year old boy from a junior high school in Shenzhen (who had won several national youth groups championships and represented China in world youth championships):

Wei Yi - Zhao Chenxi (2035) 1-0

16-year old Yuan Ye (2212) is Wei Yi's teammate from the Jiangsu chess team:

http://www.sinaimg.cn/dy/slidenews/...

Apr-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: In the third round Wei Yi got the fastest win for a second day in a row. He defeated GM Wang Chen (2514) with the black pieces.

http://www.sinaimg.cn/dy/slidenews/...

Wei Yi – Zhao Chenxi (Round 2). Position after 22.Nxg7


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23. Rxg7+ Kxg7 24. Qg5+ Kh8 25. Qf6+ Kg8 26. Rd3 1-0

Wang Chen – Wei Yi (Round 3). Position after 22.Nxc5


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22…Nf4 23. gxf4 Bxf4 0-1

There was a big surprise in round 3 with the teenager Hong Xing (1986 rating) defeating GM Ju Wenjun (2568).

Apr-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Wei Yi's opponent in the fourth round was GM Zhou Jianchao (2612) who opted for an Alekhine's Defense. A very interesting game ended in a draw.

Wei Yi - Zhou Jianchao. Position after 35...Rdxd4


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36. Qxd4 Rxd4 37. c7 Rc4 38. c8=Q+ Rxc8 39. Rxc8+ Kh7 40. Rc3 Qb6+ 41. Kh1 Qb7+ 42. Kg1 Qb6+ 43. Kh1 Qb7+ 44. Kg1 Qb6+ ½-½

http://www.sinaimg.cn/dy/slidenews/...

(Wei Yi played on the second board)

The second leg (Rounds 5-7) of the 2016 Chinese Chess League will take place in Tianjin, June 22 to 25.

Wei Yi played an interesting chess in the Chinese Chess League scoring 3.5/4. He is now ready for <2016 National Chess Championships (Individual Group A)> which will be opened tomorrow with twchnical meeting. The first round starts on Sunday (April 17) at 14:30 CST.

Apr-15-16  sonia91: <alexmagnus: I'm sure the Chinese wanted gold and nothing but gold.> I already know, they are the reigning both Olympic and world team champions, but this is not a good reason to omit a team medal in a continental championship in the bio; whoever wrote it should focus a little less on his rating.
Apr-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Wei Yi started the 2016 National Chess Championships (Individual Group A) with a win against GM Bai Jinshi (born in the same year as Wei Yi). He had defeated the same opponent in the first round of the recent Chinese Chess League.

http://www.sinaimg.cn/dy/slidenews/...

Apr-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: After five rounds Wei Yi leads the 2016 Chinese Championship with 4/5.

http://s.cmsa.cn/cmsa_cms/uploads/a...

In the fifth round he defeated GM Zhao Jun (2634).

Apr-21-16  AzingaBonzer: Wei Yi's live rating is currently at 2698.8. One more win today and he could be back over 2700.
Apr-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Back in the (live) 2700 club. But still, his play does not come over as convincing as it did before that huge fall.
Apr-24-16  AzingaBonzer: Why do you say that? His win today against Wang Chen looked pretty convincing to me.
Apr-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: There are fluctuations in form for all players--one can term any game or event as more or less convincing than another, depending on the point of view one wishes to propound, and the swings will be tend to be greater still when discussing younger players--their development is very much a matter of 'two steps forwards, one step back'.
Apr-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: < perfidious: There are fluctuations in form for all players...>

Yes, it is confirmed here on CG almost daily. Player X has an awful tournament then "he is done" and shortly after he may have a big win "He still is #1 contender for the title". And nothing in-between :-)

Apr-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <john b> Only too true, and a tiresome business it is, really.
Apr-25-16  entropy35: Should be playing in Europe more. Does he have some sort of obligation to play in these Chinese events?
Apr-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Wei Yi won the Chinese Championship again scoring 7.5/11 (performance rating 2710). Last year he became the youngest Chinese Champion in history with the same score but in much stronger competition (with Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi and Wang Hao).

http://k.sinaimg.cn/n/sports/transf...

Wei Yi won the Championship with 1 round to go. He said that he was glad to be able to win twice in a row.

Apr-28-16  sonia91: Congrats to Wei Yi on becoming Chinese Champion for the second year in a row!
Apr-29-16  ketchuplover: I second that emotion
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