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Zhao Jun
Number of games in database: 326
Years covered: 2001 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2634 (2600 rapid, 2568 blitz)
Overall record: +100 -77 =144 (53.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      5 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B40 B52 B30 B90 B31
 Slav (16) 
    D12 D15 D11 D17 D16
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C77 C65 C78 C67 C69
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B90 B96 B92 B94 B93
 English (7) 
    A15 A18 A16 A14 A10
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E21 E26 E35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B33 B90 B30 B51 B22
 King's Indian (26) 
    E94 E90 E62 E81 E92
 Sicilian Najdorf (18) 
    B90 B92 B96 B97
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E17 E12 E14 E19
 English (8) 
    A15 A14 A17 A16
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D47 D45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs Zhou Jianchao, 2012 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs J Vakhidov, 2015 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs Wang Yue, 2013 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs J S Christiansen, 2014 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs Zeng Chongsheng, 2014 1-0
   Zhou Weiqi vs Zhao Jun, 2012 0-1
   Li Chao vs Zhao Jun, 2011 0-1
   Zhong Zhang vs Zhao Jun, 2001 0-1
   Zhao Jun vs M Lagarde, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2014)
   Chinese Championship (2011)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   Chinese Championships (2013)
   Chinese Championship (2014)
   Chinese Chess Championships (2012)
   Chinese Championship (2015)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Chinese League (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   Chinese League (2011)
   10th Asian Individual Championships (2011)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Qatar Masters (2014)

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(born Dec-12-1986, 29 years old) China
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Grandmaster (2004).

Born in Jinan, Shandong, China, Zhao Jun is China's 19th Granmdaster. His three GM norms were earned at the 3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004), the 2004 Chinese Team Championship in Jinan and at the World Junior Championship 2004 that was staged in Cochin.

Zhao played in the World Chess Cup (2007) where he defeated Pentala Harikrishna in the first round, but went down to Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu in the second. He placed 2nd at Zonal 3.5 (2014), thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2015) where he lost his first round match to Ian Nepomniachtchi in the rapid game tiebreaker to exit the event.

He is the winner of the Campomanes Memorial Cup 2010, came =1st at the Queenstown Chess Classic (2012) and won the Hastings Chess Congress (2014) with a powerful performance, scoring 8/9.

He placed =5th with 6/11 at the Chinese Championship (2015).

Wikipedia article: Zhao Jun

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 326  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Zhao Jun vs W Zili  0-134 2001 zt3.3B57 Sicilian
2. Zhao Jun vs J Ye  0-145 2001 zt3.3B40 Sicilian
3. Zhao Jun vs Wu Wenjin  ½-½30 2001 TCh-CHN MenB30 Sicilian
4. Mamedyarov vs Zhao Jun  ½-½35 2001 WYB16A43 Old Benoni
5. Zhao Jun vs X Peng  ½-½35 2001 zt3.3C77 Ruy Lopez
6. Yu Ruiyuan vs Zhao Jun  0-140 2001 TCh-CHN MenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. Zhao Jun vs Zhang Weida  ½-½40 2001 TCh-CHN MenB50 Sicilian
8. Zhao Jun vs Ni Hua  ½-½40 2001 zt3.3B40 Sicilian
9. Zhong Zhang vs Zhao Jun 0-161 2001 TCh-CHN MenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Zhao Jun vs S Buckley 1-014 2001 WYB16B01 Scandinavian
11. Wu Wenjin vs Zhao Jun  0-170 2001 zt3.3A04 Reti Opening
12. Xu Jun vs Zhao Jun  1-040 2001 zt3.3A61 Benoni
13. Bu Xiangzhi vs Zhao Jun  1-034 2001 TCh-CHN MenA65 Benoni, 6.e4
14. Zhong Zhang vs Zhao Jun  1-042 2001 zt3.3B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Zhao Jun vs J Xie  1-037 2001 TCh-CHN MenC77 Ruy Lopez
16. E Alekseev vs Zhao Jun  1-020 2001 WYB16B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Zhao Jun vs C Liang  0-140 2001 zt3.3B12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Zhao Jun vs Liang Jinrong  0-164 2001 zt3.3B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
19. Zhao Jun vs Yu Shaoteng  ½-½25 2001 TCh-CHN MenC42 Petrov Defense
20. Zhao Jun vs Bu Xiangzhi  ½-½47 2001 zt3.3B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. Wang Yaoyao vs Zhao Jun  1-038 2001 TCh-CHN MenA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
22. Zhao Jun vs L Perdomo  1-049 2001 WYB16C77 Ruy Lopez
23. Zhou Weiqi vs Zhao Jun  1-033 2001 zt3.3B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. Yu Shaoteng vs Zhao Jun  1-023 2001 zt3.3B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Li Bo vs Zhao Jun  ½-½69 2001 TCh-CHN MenA34 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 326  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  notyetagm: Zhao Jun, playing under the handle <CK-324>, has earned a spot in the FIDE Blitz Championship by winning a qualifying tournament on ICC.
Sep-25-07  BIDMONFA: Zhao Jun


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  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, Jun Zhao!
May-05-09  timhortons: Unless one make mistake

[Event "Blitz:4'+2""]
[Site "beijing china"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Zhao jun"]
[Black "Wesley So"]
[Result "*"]
[PlyCount "26"]
[TimeControl "240+2"]

139M♗ 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. a4 e6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. e3 Qa5 8. Nd2 Bb4 9. Qc2 c5 10. Nb3 Qc7 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. dxc5 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Bxc5 *

New game - Rybka 3 1-cpu 32-bit, Blitz:4'+2"

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1. = (0.02): 14.Nxc5 Qxc5[]
2. = (-0.10): 14.Bd3 Be7 15.Rc1 Bd7 16.0-0 Rc8 17.Nd4 Bd6 18.h3 0-0 19.Qb3 e5

May-05-09  timhortons: Live feed

May-05-09  timhortons: New game - Rybka 3 1-cpu 32-bit, Blitz:4'+2"

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1. = (-0.02): 19...Rfd8 20.Rd3 g6 21.Rad1 Qb6 22.h3 Kg7 23.R1d2 e5 24.e4 Rxd3 2. = (0.00): 19...Rac8 20.Rd3 Rfd8 21.Rad1 Rxd3 22.Qxd3 Qb6 23.f3 h6 24.Qd2 Rb8 25.Kf2

This almost rybka perfect moves well surely result in a draw.

May-05-09  timhortons: Chinese fire works was not set to explode in these game.

Its drawish from the start and so it end.


Final position.

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May-05-09  shintaro go: Wesley's team (Bank of Qingdao) was once again slaughtered 3.5 - 1.5 (five boards playing).
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: GM Zhao Jun, China, born 12 December 1986. Now rated 2577,

GM in 2005. Rated 2589 in Jan. 2008. ICC: CK-324

GM application:


In World Cup 2005 he was knocked out by Kamsky in round 1. In World Cup 2007 he survived rd. 1 vs Harikrishna but lost rd. 2 vs. Nisipeanu. Placed 4th in Asian Ch 2007.

Biographies: (in English) (in Polish)

Winner of Campomanes Memorial Cup (Philippines) 28 Aug. - 3 Sept. 2010:

Apr-11-11  Billy Ray Valentine: Though I prefer positional games, this games deserves some coverage...

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  Penguincw: Happy 25th B-Day!
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  whiteshark: Many happy returns of the Day, GM <Zhao Jun>!
Jan-05-15  paavoh: A good run at the 90th Hastings.
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  twinlark: Well done in winning this year's Hastings.
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Zhao Jun for winning the 90th Hastings Chess Congress (2014). He started out with 7 straight wins before "limping" in the end with 2 draws with black. He placed a full point ahead of 3 players.

Zhao Jun went 8/9 in the tournament, which is a TPR of 2852. With his current rating of 2595, he's in line to gain 25.6 to rise to 2620.6, which I believe is a career high.

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  cro777: GM Zhao Jun won the 1st Zhongfu Chess Open which took place in Shijiazhuang city, Hebei province, China from 8-16 August 2015.

He scored 7.5/9 and finished one point ahead of Ma Qun and Lu Shanglei.

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