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Tan Zhongyi
Tan Zhongyi 
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Number of games in database: 462
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2502 (2474 rapid, 2562 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2518

Overall record: +142 -65 =147 (60.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 108 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (36) 
    E92 E61 E73 E60 E67
 Slav (25) 
    D17 D15 D11 D18 D16
 English (18) 
    A15 A17 A13 A10 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    E00 A45 E10 A41 D02
 Orthodox Defense (15) 
    D58 D52 D56 D50 D55
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E21 E53 E32 E48 E58
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (43) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian (35) 
    B30 B32 B36 B23 B84
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    D38 D31 D30
 King's Indian (18) 
    E92 E97 E63 E60 E67
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A45 A46 D00 A41 A40
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E53 E20 E32 E21 E40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tan Zhongyi vs Zhang Xiaowen, 2011 1-0
   Tan Zhongyi vs V Cmilyte, 2011 1-0
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs Tan Zhongyi, 2011 0-1
   Sutovsky vs Tan Zhongyi, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Women's World Team Championship (2013)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2015)
   FIDE Women's World Team Championship (2011)
   China Chess Queens (2015)
   Chinese Championships (Women) (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   Chinese Teams Championship (2016)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2010)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2009)
   Chinese Championship (Women) (2011)
   Asian Women Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Chinese League (2011)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)

   A Muzychuk vs Tan Zhongyi (Mar-03-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Tan Zhongyi vs A Muzychuk (Mar-03-17) 1-0, rapid
   Tan Zhongyi vs A Muzychuk (Mar-02-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Muzychuk vs Tan Zhongyi (Mar-01-17) 1-0
   Tan Zhongyi vs A Muzychuk (Feb-28-17) 1-0

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(born May-29-1991, 25 years old) China
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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 19; games 1-25 of 462  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Zhu Chen vs Tan Zhongyi  1-034 2001 zt3.3 WomenA48 King's Indian
2. Tan Zhongyi vs Gu Xiaobing 0-115 2001 zt3.3 WomenA34 English, Symmetrical
3. Gong Qianyun vs Tan Zhongyi  ½-½60 2001 zt3.3 WomenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
4. Tan Zhongyi vs Xu Yuanyuan  0-121 2001 zt3.3 WomenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
5. Wang Pin vs Tan Zhongyi  1-019 2001 zt3.3 WomenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Tan Zhongyi vs Li Ruofan  ½-½34 2001 zt3.3 WomenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. Zhou Guijue vs Tan Zhongyi  1-029 2001 zt3.3 WomenB50 Sicilian
8. Yu Ting vs Tan Zhongyi  1-047 2001 zt3.3 WomenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
9. Tan Zhongyi vs Ruan Lufei  ½-½30 2001 zt3.3 WomenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Y Xu vs Tan Zhongyi  1-033 2001 zt3.3 WomenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Tan Zhongyi vs Zhao Xue  0-139 2001 zt3.3 WomenA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
12. Huang Qian vs Tan Zhongyi  1-025 2001 zt3.3 WomenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. Tan Zhongyi vs Wang Yu  0-128 2001 zt3.3 WomenA34 English, Symmetrical
14. Tan Zhongyi vs A Stefanova 0-144 2004 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. A Stefanova vs Tan Zhongyi  1-034 2004 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Zhao Xue vs Tan Zhongyi  0-135 2008 TCh-CHN w A(Rapid)B07 Pirc
17. Tan Zhongyi vs Zhang Xiaowen  1-025 2008 TCh-CHN w AA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Tan Zhongyi vs Zhang Jilin  1-024 2008 TCh-CHN w AE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
19. Tan Zhongyi vs T Sachdev  ½-½69 2008 Women's World ChampionshipE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
20. T Sachdev vs Tan Zhongyi  0-142 2008 Women's World ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
21. Tan Zhongyi vs P Cramling  ½-½35 2008 Women's World ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. P Cramling vs Tan Zhongyi 1-045 2008 Women's World ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
23. Tan Zhongyi vs M Machalova  1-048 2008 Women's OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
24. A van Weersel vs Tan Zhongyi  0-144 2008 Women's OlympiadB20 Sicilian
25. L Galojan vs Tan Zhongyi  0-128 2008 Women's OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
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  Penguincw: A great birthday present for Tan Zhongyi, as she drew her last round game to secure the Chinese women championship with 8.5/11, half a point ahead of Shen Yang.
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  cro777: 2016 IMSA Elite Mind Game in Huai’an, China.

In the Woman's group of the rapid tournament, after four rounds Tan Zhongyi is leading with perfect score.

"She defeated Huang Qian and Gunina playing white, as well as conquering Khotenashvil and Dzagnidze playing black.

In those four game, Tan Zhongyi showed excellent skill and played undoubtedly her A-game, dominating the position from start to the end and gave her opponents absolutely no chance."

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  cro777: Tan Zhongyi in Woman's and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in Men's competition are the winners of the rapid tournament.

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  cro777: Tan Zhongyi turns 25 during the 2nd China Women Grandmaster Basque Chess Tournament in Yangzhou, China.

In Basque system chess tournaments the players face each other twice simultaneously, once with black and once with white.

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  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
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  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.

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  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:

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  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.

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  ketchuplover: Long reign the new queen!
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  wordfunph: women's world champ Tan Zhongyi!
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  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.

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  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).

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.

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  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.

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  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.
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  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
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  tamar: All competitors must wear bikinis in the neXT WC Or face forfeiture
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  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?
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  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.
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