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|Feb-26-17|| ||ketchuplover: Best wishes in the Women's World Chess Championship final vs. Anna Muzychuk|
|Feb-28-17|| ||abstract: The women world champion to be player and a profile without a photo that's not acceptable|
|Feb-28-17|| ||cro777: At the Women's World Chess Championship final 2017, after two games Tan Zhongyi leads against Anna Muzychuk 1.5-0.5. The final is the only match of the tournament which consists of four classical games.|
|Feb-28-17|| ||WannaBe: I know this have already been covered (over at Hou's page, about family name vs given name), Tan is the family name. =))|
See FIDE card: https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml...
|Feb-28-17|| ||cro777: <WannaBe: Tan is the family name>|
In modern Chinese names the family name, e.g. Tan, comes first and is usually monosyllabic.
Tan Zhongyi, age 25, was born in Chongqing, a major city in Southwest China. In the Chinese Chess League Division A, one of the strongest and longest running leagues of its kind (twelve teams are competing in 22 rounds from April to December), she plays the top women's board for the Chongqing chess team.
At the 42nd Chess Olympiad in 2016 Tan Zhongyi won the women's team gold medal and individual gold medal for board 4:
Recently, at the 1st Hainan International Chess Open Tournament (7-16 December 2016, Danzhou, China) she drew Richard Rapport:
She took the fifth place (out of 69) scoring 6/9, while Rapport was 14th with 5.5/9. The tournament was convincingly won by Yu Yangyi with 8/9.
|Mar-03-17|| ||ketchuplover: Long reign the new queen!|
|Mar-03-17|| ||wordfunph: women's world champ Tan Zhongyi!|
|Mar-03-17|| ||Sally Simpson: Perhaps now she is the Women's World Championship her bio could be updated.|
Currently it reads:
(born May-29-1991, 25 years old) China
She is a WGM.
And that is it.
|Mar-03-17|| ||notyetagm: Does she automatically become <GM> by winning the title? I would imagine so.|
Would be embarrassing for FIDE to refer to the Women's WC as a WGM or IM.
|Mar-03-17|| ||cro777: FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (Knock Out system) took place in Tehran, Iran with 64 players from February 10 – March 4, 2017.|
In the final match Tan Zhongyi defeated Anna Muzychuk on tie-break with 1,5 – 0,5. Four previous games with classical time control finished with 2:2 score.
Tan Zhongyi is China's 5th World Champion, after Xie Jun, Zhu Chen, Xu Yuhua and Hou Yifan.
This is the trophy:
|Mar-03-17|| ||dx9293: <notyetagm> Yes, by winning the FWWC title, Tan automatically becomes a GM (Ushenina also gained her GM title this way).|
-Women's World Champion
-World Junior Champion
-World Senior Champion
-Reaching last 16 of World Cup
Had Tan lost in the final match, she would have only earned a 9-game GM norm.
|Mar-03-17|| ||cro777: As noted above, by virtue of winning this championship Tan Zhongyi will be awarded the FIDE title of Grandmaster.|
After this success one thing Tan Zhongyi is looking forward is her hometown of Chongqing to have more chess competitions. She also said that she was very grateful to the coach Yu Shaoteng who was helping her during the tournament.
GM Yu Shaoteng, the national women's chess team coach, was also the personal trainer of Hou Yifan.
|Mar-03-17|| ||cro777: Psychology of champions: one needs to be strong not only in chess, but in the psychological sense as well. |
Tan Zhongyi: "I was very calm during the entire event, I never felt stressed or under pressure. Maybe that was the reason for my success"
|Mar-04-17|| ||alexapple: <notyetagm> In fact, Tan Zhongyi already became GM by reaching final of 2017 WWCC, because she got 2 GM norms in Gibraltar Open in 2014 and 2016. By reaching final in 2017 WWCC, she would get the third and final GM norm.|
|Mar-12-17|| ||cro777: The new fashion (luxury line) for Champion:
Shanghai Eveny Fashion Co. is Chinese Women Team new sponsor. The contract signing ceremony:
The company designs, manufactures and markets high-end clothing and accessories for women.
|Mar-13-17|| ||Nonnus: I wanna see the new champ in a two piece bikini|
|Mar-13-17|| ||tamar: All competitors must wear bikinis in the neXT WC
Or face forfeiture|
|Mar-16-17|| ||cro777: Tan Zhongyi's World Championship title celebration in Beijing, China.|
Shandong King Chi Wine Co. awarded Tan Zhongyi’s team 100,000 yuan. Tan Zhongyi also received 100,000 yuan sapphire necklace ...
... and a special gift to celebrate the world championsip title - a wine made from sesame seeds (the best representative in China of sesame flavor type Chinese spirits):
|Mar-16-17|| ||JimNorCal: Nice, thanks for posting!
In the fashion company photo, is Ju WenJun standing next to Tan?
|Mar-16-17|| ||cro777: <In the fashion company photo, is Ju WenJun standing next to Tan?>|
Ju Wenjun is second to the left next to Zhao Xue. Tan is second to the right next to Guo Qi (first to the right).
High fashion (eveny brand) clothing for Chinese chess stars - Guo Qi, Zhao Xue and Ju Wenjun sitting side by side ...
... and Ju Wenjun:
|Mar-17-17|| ||JimNorCal: Amazing. I thought Guo and Ju were models not chess players.|
|May-30-17|| ||alexmagnus: She is on quite a long undefeated streak now (some 20 games), though some of those non-losses were "escapes by a miracle".|
|Jul-22-17|| ||sonia91: She will not compete at the World Cup (for which she qualified as women's WC): http://www.fide.com/images/stories/...|
Does anyone know the reasons?
|Jul-29-17|| ||sonia91: <She will not compete at the World Cup (for which she qualified as women's WC)>|
Tan Zhongyi is also the first Women's Wold Champion ever to not compete in the World Cup.
|Aug-12-17|| ||cro777: According to Chinese press, Tan Zhongyi although qualified for the World Chess Cup 2017 as women's world chess champion "for some reason did not accept the invitation".|
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