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Zhaoqin Peng
Zhaoqin Peng 
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Number of games in database: 661
Years covered: 1988 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2378
Highest rating achieved in database: 2462

Overall record: +254 -185 =162 (55.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 60 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (39) 
    E94 E77 E97 E92 E73
 Queen's Indian (31) 
    E15 E17 E12
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    E00 A41 A46 A40 E10
 Slav (24) 
    D11 D12 D17 D10 D15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D30 D37 D31 D38 D35
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (19) 
    D20 D27 D23 D28 D25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B47 B48 B30 B40 B45
 French Defense (71) 
    C11 C07 C18 C01 C00
 Sicilian Taimanov (39) 
    B47 B48 B45 B49
 French (27) 
    C11 C00 C10 C13 C12
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (26) 
    D25 D27 D26 D20 D21
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    A45 A41 D02 E00 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zhaoqin Peng vs A van Weersel, 2005 1-0
   Zhaoqin Peng vs A Caoili, 2002 1-0
   S Kuipers vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2010 0-1
   M Middelveld vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2011 0-1
   P Schuurman vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Womens Championships (2003)
   Dutch Championship (Women) (2011)
   Dutch Women's Championship (2007)
   Dutch Championship (Women) (2010)
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   European Team Chess Championships (Women) (2007)
   11th Essent Open (2007)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Women WCC Index [FIDE 2000 Knockout Matches] by chessmoron

   Zhaoqin Peng vs R Bator (Nov-12-16) 1-0
   K Pilgaard vs Zhaoqin Peng (Nov-11-16) 1-0
   A Tari vs Zhaoqin Peng (Nov-10-16) 1-0
   Zhaoqin Peng vs B Vuckovic (Nov-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   Zhaoqin Peng vs J Ahvenjarvi (Nov-08-16) 1-0

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(born May-08-1968, 48 years old) China (federation/nationality Netherlands)

[what is this?]
GM & WGM Zhaoqin Peng was born in China in 1968. She left her homeland in 1996 and now lives in the Netherlands, where she is the #1 rated female player. Peng has won the Dutch Women's Championship thirteen times, including a streak of twelve consecutive championships from 2000 through 2011.

In the Dutch Women's Championship (2005) she achieved an incredible 8/10, winning two full points ahead of her nearest rival. This was no fluke: in the Dutch Women's Championship (2007) she finished with 8/9 points, winning once more by two full points. She is also a FIDE Instructor (2010).

Wikipedia article: Peng Zhaoqin

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 661  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Zsofia Polgar vs Zhaoqin Peng  0-137 1988 Chess Olympiad (Women)C07 French, Tarrasch
2. Zhaoqin Peng vs M Litinskaya-Shul  0-148 1988 Chess Olympiad (Women)E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
3. Zhaoqin Peng vs Adianto  0-135 1989 Asian Team Championship, Genting Highlands (MalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. V Sunthornpongsathorn vs Zhaoqin Peng  0-147 1989 Asian Team Championship, Genting Highlands (MalB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. Zhaoqin Peng vs C Hon  ½-½41 1989 Asian Team Championship, Genting Highlands (MalE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
6. Zhaoqin Peng vs M Lodhi  1-029 1989 Asian Team Championship, Genting Highlands (MalA52 Budapest Gambit
7. A Ghasra vs Zhaoqin Peng  0-136 1989 Asian Team Championship, Genting Highlands (MalC06 French, Tarrasch
8. I Chelushkina vs Zhaoqin Peng  1-092 1990 Azov Interzonal (Women)A00 Uncommon Opening
9. Zhaoqin Peng vs A Galliamova  ½-½55 1990 Azov UURSOE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Zhaoqin Peng vs Judit Polgar  0-124 1990 Chess Olympiad (Women)E77 King's Indian
11. Zhaoqin Peng vs N Strizak  1-036 1990 Chess Olympiad (Women)A53 Old Indian
12. A Galliamova vs Zhaoqin Peng  1-060 1990 Chess Olympiad (Women)A00 Uncommon Opening
13. A Galliamova vs Zhaoqin Peng  0-136 1991 Subotica UYUGOE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. N Gaprindashvili vs Zhaoqin Peng  1-040 1991 Izt (w)E73 King's Indian
15. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Zhaoqin Peng  1-042 1992 Tournament (candidates), Shanghai (China)E60 King's Indian Defense
16. Zhaoqin Peng vs Zsuzsa Polgar  0-139 1992 ShanghaiA44 Old Benoni Defense
17. Zhaoqin Peng vs N Gaprindashvili  0-135 1992 Tournament (candidates)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Zhaoqin Peng  1-042 1992 ?E60 King's Indian Defense
19. N Gaprindashvili vs Zhaoqin Peng  ½-½65 1992 Tournament (candidates)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. Zhaoqin Peng vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½17 1992 Candidates (Women)D85 Grunfeld
21. Chiburdanidze vs Zhaoqin Peng  1-042 1992 Candidates (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Galliamova vs Zhaoqin Peng  1-043 1992 Chess Olympiad (Women)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. Zhaoqin Peng vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½14 1993 Jakarta Interzonal (Women)A37 English, Symmetrical
24. A Galliamova vs Zhaoqin Peng  ½-½41 1994 Tilburg UNEDOE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
25. A Stefanova vs Zhaoqin Peng  0-163 1994 Belgrade (Yugoslavia)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 661  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-11-05  percyblakeney: The 11th woman with the GM title, after Nona Gaprindashvili, Maia Chiburdanidze, Judit Polgar, Xie Jun, Zsuzsa Polgar, Pia Cramling, Zhu Chen, Antoaneta Stefanova, Humpy Koneru and Alexandra Kosteniuk.
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  Caissanist: Ordinarily you have to achieve a minimum rating of 2500 to gain the GM title, but her all time high appears to be in the mid 2400s. Does anyone know how she managed to get the title?
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  lostemperor: She got her title by becoming shared first in the European championship 2004 and thereby scoring 2600+ performance rating. But still it is exceptional to get the title by just one fine tournament result because of a new regulation.

She is from China but is Dutch now and live in the Netherlands. a few years ago when a Dutch team needed a player I contacted her in Holland and arranged her to play there.

Jul-04-05  Montreal1666: What is the link that explains are new
regulations for becoming a GM and WGM?
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  jamesmaskell: Women can become a male title it possible for men to do the opposite? I'd rather like to have a women's title. That would be a funny ice breaker!
Jul-30-05  OJC: GM Zhaoqin Peng had a disappointing day. She lost to Betul Cemre Yildiz (rated 2155) in the european team championships. I don't think her performace rating will be 2600+ this year.
Mar-15-06  BIDMONFA: Zhaoqin Peng

PENG, Zhaoqin

Jun-30-06  WarmasterKron: Zhaoqin Peng has won the Dutch women's championship with an excellent 8.5/9!
Jun-30-06  Open Defence: even after the Iron Curtain fell it seems Chess is still a means to get to the West.....
Jun-30-07  Open Defence: <Karpova> I think <WarmasterKron's> post was about the previous years competition... unless he could forecast the result a year in advance.. i still maybe wrong...
Jun-30-07  Karpova: Peng won the Dutch women's championship for the ninth time in a row with a great 8/9!

Jun-30-07  nescio: <Karpova> It was indeed her 9th title, but only(!) her 8th in succession:

Jun-30-07  achieve:

Very nice pictures in there..

If you scroll almost to the bottom there is a picture of <Arlette van Weersel>.. The resemblance to a famous A-list actress is irry..

Jun-30-07  Karpova: <nescio>
Let's see if Peng can beat Fenny Heemskerk 's record (she sadly passed away this month)
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  keypusher: <achieve> Ray Liotta? I don't know, is he really A-list?
Nov-07-07  alexapple: Congratulations on Peng Zhaoqin's GREAT performance in 2007 European Team Chess Championships!
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  technical draw: Thanks for that link <achieve>. Seeing that 96 year old player strolling to the board is inspiring.
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  technical draw: Walter Browne was just a mere Mr. Six Times. This lady is an awesome Ms. Twelve Times!
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  WannaBe: Both the bio and picture need updating, but she looks very formidable OTB, by the Google images.

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  Caissanist: I updated the bio to mention that her string of Dutch Women's Championships ended several years ago. She seems to be jinxed in that event now; although she is still by far the highest rated woman in the Netherlands, she has come up short three years in a row in the championship.
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