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Tan Zhongyi
Tan Zhongyi 
Photgraph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 503
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2506 (2488 rapid, 2554 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2518

Overall record: +166 -69 =160 (62.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 108 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (37) 
    E92 E61 E73 E60 E81
 Slav (28) 
    D17 D15 D11 D18 D16
 Orthodox Defense (20) 
    D52 D58 D50 D56 D61
 English (18) 
    A15 A17 A13 A10 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    E00 E10 A45 A41 A46
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E21 E32 E53 E58 E48
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (43) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian (37) 
    B30 B32 B36 B23 B84
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D38 D31 D30
 King's Indian (18) 
    E97 E92 E63 E60 E67
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A45 A46 A41 D00 E00
 Queen's Indian (15) 
    E16 E12 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tan Zhongyi vs Ying Zhu, 2015 1-0
   Tan Zhongyi vs Zhang Xiaowen, 2011 1-0
   Tan Zhongyi vs V Cmilyte, 2011 1-0
   N Pogonina vs Tan Zhongyi, 2010 0-1
   Sutovsky vs Tan Zhongyi, 2014 0-1
   Tan Zhongyi vs T Abrahamyan, 2013 1/2-1/2
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs Tan Zhongyi, 2011 0-1
   Tan Zhongyi vs D Frick, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   FIDE Women's World Team Championship (2011)
   China Chess Queens (2015)
   Chinese Chess League (2017)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2015)
   Women's World Team Championship (2013)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2011)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2010)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2009)
   Chinese Championships (Women) (2016)
   Asian Women Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   Chinese Championships (Women) (2017)
   Chinese Team Championships (2017)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Chinese Team Championships
   Tan Zhongyi vs Kaiyu Ning (Aug-21-17) 1-0
   Yijing Yang vs Tan Zhongyi (Aug-20-17) 1/2-1/2
   Tan Zhongyi vs Ye Yuan (Aug-19-17) 1-0
   Shiqun Ni vs Tan Zhongyi (Aug-18-17) 0-1
   Tianlu Gu vs Tan Zhongyi (Jul-28-17) 1-0

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TAN ZHONGYI
(born May-29-1991, 26 years old) China
PRONUNCIATION:
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On March 3, 2017, Tan Zhongyi (China) became the 16th Women's World Chess Champion. Tan defeated Anna Muzychuk on tie-break to win the 2017 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship.

Wikipedia article: Tan Zhongyi

Last updated: 2017-03-03 23:47:53

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 503  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zhu Chen vs Tan Zhongyi  1-0342001zt3.3 WomenA48 King's Indian
2. Tan Zhongyi vs Gu Xiaobing 0-1152001zt3.3 WomenA34 English, Symmetrical
3. Gong Qianyun vs Tan Zhongyi  ½-½602001zt3.3 WomenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
4. Tan Zhongyi vs Xu Yuanyuan  0-1212001zt3.3 WomenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
5. Wang Pin vs Tan Zhongyi  1-0192001zt3.3 WomenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Tan Zhongyi vs Li Ruofan  ½-½342001zt3.3 WomenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. Zhou Guijue vs Tan Zhongyi  1-0292001zt3.3 WomenB50 Sicilian
8. Yu Ting vs Tan Zhongyi  1-0472001zt3.3 WomenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
9. Tan Zhongyi vs Ruan Lufei  ½-½302001zt3.3 WomenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Y Xu vs Tan Zhongyi  1-0332001zt3.3 WomenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Tan Zhongyi vs Zhao Xue  0-1392001zt3.3 WomenA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
12. Huang Qian vs Tan Zhongyi  1-0252001zt3.3 WomenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. Tan Zhongyi vs Wang Yu  0-1282001zt3.3 WomenA34 English, Symmetrical
14. Tan Zhongyi vs A Stefanova 0-1442004FIDE Women's World ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. A Stefanova vs Tan Zhongyi  1-0342004FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Zhao Xue vs Tan Zhongyi  0-1352008TCh-CHN w A(Rapid)B07 Pirc
17. Tan Zhongyi vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-0252008TCh-CHN w AA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Tan Zhongyi vs Zhang Jilin  1-0242008TCh-CHN w AE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
19. Tan Zhongyi vs T Sachdev  ½-½692008Women's World ChampionshipE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
20. T Sachdev vs Tan Zhongyi  0-1422008Women's World ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
21. P Cramling vs Tan Zhongyi 1-0452008Women's World ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
22. Tan Zhongyi vs P Cramling  ½-½352008Women's World ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Tan Zhongyi vs M Machalova  1-0482008Women's OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
24. A van Weersel vs Tan Zhongyi  0-1442008Women's OlympiadB20 Sicilian
25. L Galojan vs Tan Zhongyi  0-1282008Women's OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-26-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

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

Feb-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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:

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

Recently, at the 1st Hainan International Chess Open Tournament (7-16 December 2016, Danzhou, China) she drew Richard Rapport:

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

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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:

TAN ZHONGYI

(born May-29-1991, 25 years old) China

She is a WGM.

And that is it.

Mar-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5_ppZV...

Tan Zhongyi is China's 5th World Champion, after Xie Jun, Zhu Chen, Xu Yuhua and Hou Yifan.

This is the trophy:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6AFmDo...

Mar-03-17  dx9293: <notyetagm> Yes, by winning the FWWC title, Tan automatically becomes a GM (Ushenina also gained her GM title this way).

Automatic GM:
-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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6AyQXr...

GM Yu Shaoteng, the national women's chess team coach, was also the personal trainer of Hou Yifan.

Mar-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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"

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

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: The new fashion (luxury line) for Champion:

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

Shanghai Eveny Fashion Co. is Chinese Women Team new sponsor. The contract signing ceremony:

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

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: All competitors must wear bikinis in the neXT WC Or face forfeiture
Mar-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 ...

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

... 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):

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

Mar-16-17  JimNorCal: Nice, thanks for posting!
In the fashion company photo, is Ju WenJun standing next to Tan?
Mar-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: <In the fashion company photo, is Ju WenJun standing next to Tan?>

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

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 ...

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

... and Ju Wenjun:

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

Mar-17-17  JimNorCal: Amazing. I thought Guo and Ju were models not chess players.
May-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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".

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

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