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Ding Liren
Ding Liren 
Photograph © copyright 2010, Emir Gamis.  
Number of games in database: 574
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2759 (2712 rapid, 2875 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2782

Overall record: +185 -53 =231 (64.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 105 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (43) 
    D17 D15 D16 D10 D12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (40) 
    D37 D38 D39 D35 D31
 King's Indian (32) 
    E60 E90 E94 E63 E97
 Grunfeld (26) 
    D85 D70 D78 D97 D90
 Queen's Indian (22) 
    E15 E16 E17
 English (15) 
    A15 A14 A13 A11 A18
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (67) 
    E63 E94 E92 E99 E81
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B17 B12 B18 B11 B10
 French Defense (36) 
    C11 C07 C10 C00 C02
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C78 C80 C77 C67 C95
 French (24) 
    C11 C00 C10
 Sicilian (18) 
    B42 B51 B22 B28 B20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 1-0
   Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 1-0
   Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 0-1
   Ding Liren vs E Inarkiev, 2015 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs Ding Liren, 2009 0-1
   Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei, 2012 1-0
   Ding Liren vs A Moiseenko, 2013 1-0
   Wang Hao vs Ding Liren, 2010 0-1
   Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015 0-1
   Ding Liren vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chinese Championship (2009)
   Chinese Chess Championships (2012)
   5th Danzhou Tournament (2014)
   Chinese Championship (2011)
   4th Danzhou Tournament (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Chinese League (2011)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   Tata Steel (2015)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   Chinese Team Championship (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

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   Harikrishna vs Ding Liren (Apr-02-17) 0-1
   Ding Liren vs Adams (Apr-01-17) 1/2-1/2
   Svidler vs Ding Liren (Mar-31-17) 1/2-1/2
   Ding Liren vs A Giri (Mar-30-17) 1/2-1/2
   Ding Liren vs Yu Yangyi (Mar-29-17) 1-0

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(born Oct-24-1992, 24 years old) China
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Grandmaster (2009). Three-time Chinese Champion (2009, 2011 and 2012).


<Youth and Junior> Ding Liren was runner up on tiebreak to Nan Zhao at the 2004 World U12 Championship in Heraklio. He placed =3rd at the World Junior Championship (2012), half a point behind Richard Rapport and the ultimate winner, Alexander Ipatov.

<National> Ding Liren first competed in the Chinese Championship when he turned 13 in 2005, scoring 3.5/7. He competed again in the 2008 event before winning the Chinese Championship (2009), becoming the youngest player ever to win the Chinese national title, This result also gained him the final GM norm he needed to acquire the GM title. In 2011, he won the national championship a second time when he took out the Chinese Championship (2011) with a round to spare, and by two points clear of the field. He completed a hat trick of championship wins in China when he won the Chinese Chess Championships (2012) outright with 8/11, a full point clear of outright second placed Yu Yangyi. He narrowly missed a fourth championship win in the Chinese Championship (2014) when he placed =1st alongside Yu Yangyi, but came 2nd on tiebreak. A year later, he was outright 2nd behind fellow wunderkind Wei Yi at the Chinese Championship (2015).

<Continental> He gained his first GM norm, a double norm, at the 8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009). Soon after winning the 2012 Chinese Championship, he placed =4th (6th on tiebreak) at the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012).

<World> In 2007, Ding scored 6.5/9 at Chinese Zonal 3.5, failing to qualify for the World Chess Cup (2007) by the narrowest tiebreak. He subsequently qualified for the World Cup (2011) as nominee of the FIDE President, but lost the first round rapid game tiebreaker to Filipino prodigy, GM Wesley So, thereby exiting the competition. He qualified by rating for the World Cup (2015): in the first round he played and defeated Canadian Tomas Krnan in the opening round to advance to the second round where he defeated Ernesto Inarkiev. In the third round he overcame Gadir Guseinov to win through to the Round of Sixteen where he lost to compatriot wunderkind Wei Yi to exit the event.

Standard Tournaments

In August-September 2010, he was =3rd at the Florencio Campomanes Memorial Tournament in the Philippines, half a point behind the joint winners Le Quang Liem and Zhao Jun. In October 2011, he placed =4th with 6.5/9, a half point behind the three joint leaders, Zhou Jianchao, Ngoc Truongson Nguyen and at the 1st Qinhuangdao Open Chess Tournament. There followed =3rd behind Ni Hua and Bu Xiangzhi in the 3rd Hainan Danzhou Super Grand Master Chess Tournament held in June 2012 and =2nd (3rd on tiebreak), half a point behind the winner Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, at the SPICE Cup (2012).

In February 2013, Ding placed =4th with 7.5/10, half a point behind the three co-leaders at the Reykjavik Open (2013). In April 2013, he was invited to the category 20 Alekhine Memorial (2013); his 3.5/9 was near the bottom of the field, but against that it was close to a par for rating performance, and includes a brilliancy against the eventual winner of the event, Levon Aronian. (1) In May 2013, Ding Liren won the 4th Danzhou Tournament (2013), a category 15 event, outright with 7/9. In July-August 2013, he came =2nd (3rd on tiebreak) at the category 19 Biel (2013) tournament. He placed =3rd at the Cappelle-la-Grande (2014), equal first at the 5th Danzhou Tournament (2014) and 5th at the Petrosian Memorial (2014).

Ding Liren's best result to date came at the Tata Steel (2015) in January 2015, when he scored 8.5/13 to place =2nd alongside Anish Giri, Wesley So and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, half a point behind the winner Magnus Carlsen. This result pushed him into the world's top 20 and became the second best player in Asia, second only to Anand. A few months later in July 2015, he played in the category 17 6th Hainan Danzhou (2015), placing outright 3rd with 5.5/9 (+3 -1 =5), an absolutely rating-neutral result, behind the winner Wang Yue and runner-up Ni Hua. He was equal third at the quadrangular round robin event, Bilbao Masters (2015), staged in October 2015, drawing all his games with a performance rating slightly below actual rating. He reprised his result at Wijk aan Zee when he again placed equal second at the Tata Steel (2016) behind Carlsen and alongside Fabiano Caruana. During this event, he momentarily overtook Anand as the top Asian player in the live ratings.

Team Events

<Olympiads> Ding played board 3 for China at the Chess Olympiad (2012) held in Istanbul in September 2012, narrowly missing both team and individual medals when he scored 7.5/10 with a TPR of 2764. He played board 2 for China at the Chess Olympiad (2014), winning individual bronze and team gold.

<World Team Championships> Ding played for China at the World Chess Team Championship (2011) as a reserve, helping his team to win silver. Playing board 2 for China in the FIDE World Team Championship (2013), he won team silver and individual bronze and won the team gold and individual silver (on board 2) at the FIDE World Team Championship (2015).

<Regional Team Championships> Winning the the 2012 Asian Team Championship Chinese Team Selection Tournament qualified Ding to play in the 17th Asian Team Championships held in Zaozhuang, China in May 2012. There he won team gold and individual silver playing board 4 for China. At the 18th Asian Team Championships held in 2014, he won team and individual gold (for board 1).

<Summit Friendlies> He played on the Chinese team that lost to Russia in the Russia - China (2009) summit event. A few years later Ding was a member of the Chinese team at the Russia - China (2012) summit, which was won by China in the classical section, although Russia won the overall event. In April 2015 he helped China defeat India in their summit match in Hyderabad. Ding was also a member of the Chinese team in the novel China-Russia Challenge Match (2015) event, which involves one member of each team playing one game at a time, with the winner of the game remaining to play opponents from the next team until he loses, at which time the new winner "defends the stage" against the next opponent(s) from the other team. In his match up against Sergey Karjakin, Ding drew the classical game and traded wins in the two blitz tiebreakers before bowing out in the Armageddon blitz game that Karjakin drew as Black. The second half of the event was completed at the end of 2015, and won by Russia.

<National Leagues> Ding Liren’s first FIDE rated game was at the 2004 Chinese Team Championship, when he scored 1/4. He has played for the Zhejiang team in the Chinese League since at least 2008 inclusive. During this time, his team took the bronze in 2010 and he has played 134 games with a 67.9% result ( +65 =72 -17) overall. He won team bronze in 2010.

Ding Liren played for the T.S. Alyans team in the Turkish Superleague in 2014, his team placing 5th.


Ding Liren won the Ding Liren - Gelfand (2015) match held in July 2015 by 3-1 (+2 =2). He was eliminated in the first round of the China Chess Kings (2015) by Lu Shanglei.

Ratings and Rankings

Ding Liren's initial rating was 2230 in January 2004. He rapidly rose in the ratings, crossing 2600 in November 2010 and 2700 in October 2012. He did not fall under these benchmarks at any time since. He was one of the world's top juniors ranking in the top 20 from January 2011 exiting in January 2013 when he was too old to be qualified as a Junior. His highest ranking was world's #3 Junior throughout the 2012 calendar year. He also entered the world top 100 in May 2011 and has remained in that elite group on continuous basis since then.

His highest rating and ranking to date occurred in September 2015 when his rating climbed to 2782, and his world ranking to #7.


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(1) Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013

Last updated: 2016-08-05 22:11:52

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 574  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Ding Liren vs Wu Wenjin  0-155 2001 TCh-CHN MenC67 Ruy Lopez
2. Wang Chaoran vs Ding Liren  1-043 2001 TCh-CHN MenE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
3. Ding Liren vs Zhang Jianhua 1-059 2001 TCh-CHN MenC41 Philidor Defense
4. Tang Zijian vs Ding Liren  1-035 2001 TCh-CHN MenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
5. Ding Liren vs Yang Xu  ½-½61 2001 TCh-CHN MenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. Wen Yang vs Ding Liren  1-058 2001 TCh-CHN MenC00 French Defense
7. Liu Renhui vs Ding Liren  ½-½74 2001 TCh-CHN MenC01 French, Exchange
8. Ding Liren vs Huang Yicheng 1-035 2001 TCh-CHN MenC42 Petrov Defense
9. Ding Liren vs T Qiu 1-0108 2001 TCh-CHN MenB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
10. Ding Liren vs W So 1-023 2004 Wch U12A04 Reti Opening
11. Ni Hua vs Ding Liren  ½-½29 2008 TCh-CHN AC10 French
12. Zhou Jianchao vs Ding Liren  ½-½66 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
13. Ding Liren vs Negi  ½-½30 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
14. Ding Liren vs E Ghaem Maghami  ½-½73 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
15. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Ding Liren  ½-½65 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
16. Ding Liren vs H Abdullah  1-034 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
17. D Khamrakulov vs Ding Liren  0-161 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipC00 French Defense
18. Ding Liren vs E Hossain 1-043 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Le Quang Liem vs Ding Liren  ½-½20 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
20. Sasikiran vs Ding Liren  1-043 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
21. Ding Liren vs A Filippov  ½-½66 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Ding Liren vs A Gupta 0-150 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
23. Ding Liren vs Bu Xiangzhi ½-½37 2009 Chinese ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Ji Dan vs Ding Liren  ½-½30 2009 Chinese ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
25. Ding Liren vs Li Shilong 1-039 2009 Chinese ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
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  cro777: Ding Liren and Alexander Grischuk are playing a four-game friendly match in Wenzhou, China, from 19-22 July 2016. (Ding Liren recently played a similar format against Wesley So in Shanghai).

In the first game Ding Liren lost a theoretically drawn knight endgame:

Position after 58...Nd5

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59.Nc6? This was the decisive mistake.

59.Na2! (the only move) holds the draw.

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  Appaz: <<cro777> In the first game Ding Liren lost a theoretically drawn knight endgame>

The good thing about such losses is that they very clearly expose a weakness in your chess knowledge, which on the other side is very easy to repair.

Ding Liren will never make such a mistake again and if he plays around with different set ups with the same pieces he will probably feel very confident in such endings in the future.

Jul-20-16  john barleycorn: <cro777> In the first game Ding Liren lost a theoretically drawn knight endgame>

there has always been a gap between theory and real play. that is why we play I think.

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  cro777: No man ever steps in the same river twice.

The Chinese Chess Association's long range plan is to have a world champion in the future. They are organizing these matches with the aim to give their top players more opportunities for gaining experience in direct encounters with the world’s elite. According to them, there are still gaps in their play.

Ding Liren was very disappointed after the first game. In the second game he was lucky, Grischuk missed a win:

Grischuk – Ding Liren. Position after 50…Rc6

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Here, 51.Qb8! Rc3 52.Bd5 bxa4 53.Rxe8+ Qxe8 54.Qb4+ was winning.

Instead, Grischuk continued with 51.Qxc6? Qxd8 52.Qh6+ and the game ended in a draw.

Jul-22-16  Imran Iskandar: A very strange match going on between Ding Liren and Grischuk. Ding Liren is one of my favorite players, due to his creativity and aggression, but both players are taking turns blowing +2 (or -2) advantages.

Anyway, game 4, which is happening now, is a must win for Ding Liren.

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  cro777: The Wenzhou Grandmaster Match

Alexander Grischuk beat Ding Liren by 2.5-1.5

Ding Liren's grandparents and parents supported him.

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  cro777: No rest for Ding Liren.

The next leg of the Chinese Chess League (rounds 8-11) starts tomorrow (July 23) in Jiaxing.

In the eighth round Ding Liren's opponent is GM Ma Qun (2615) from the Hangzhou team.

On the top women's board for Ding Liren's Zhejiang team plays GM Antoaneta Stefanova.

Jul-24-16  ex0duz: Where are the games from the match vs Grischuk? They STILL aren't uploaded here yet? :(

As for my thoughts about that match, since i haven't seen the games yet, i'll just say that it was probably the wrong time for Ding to be playing Grischuk, or at least in terms of getting the best 'bang for buck', since Grischuk was probably 'underrated' at like 2745~(or whatever he was before the match started), and Ding was probably 'overrated' at 2785~.

I say this because i think Grischuk is easily a top 10 player, and his 'real' elo should be somewhere around 2770, and Dings real elo should also be around 2760-2770 imo. So basically they should be around the same ELO, but coming into the match, there was like around a 30 ELO difference, which for all intents and purposes, doesn't really reflect the actual difference between them in terms of level of skill.. IMO, if anything, perhaps Grischuk should be the slight favourite since he has more experience behind him, and also has a higher peak ELO than Ding(2783 = world number 8). Grischuk was 2810(!) and world number 3 in Dec 2014..

I'm not sure how this factored into the games themselves, but i'm guessing Ding felt somewhat more pressured to win, and to not just draw, since he would obviously lose ELO from just drawing, and for Ding, IMO, gaining ELO is just as important as winning the match, if not MORE important, since i'm guessing the difference in prizemoney for winning vs runner up would be negligible. Like maybe 20g vs 10g. I'd give up 10g anyday if i could be 2790~ instead of 2760~, because yeah. Being 2790 guarantees you invites to every closed tourney with appearance fees included, while 2760 does not.. and even more so when you're a chinese player..

For example, IF IT'S EVEN POSSIBLE, i'm guessing he'd rather gain 15 elo and lose/draw the match, rather than lose 15 elo but win the match etc..

Yes, it's probably not possible to achieve the results above, but like i said above in the text thats 'all capitals', it's just a hypothetical scenario that i brought up to give proper context so you can understand the point i was trying to make..

So yeah. To get the most 'bang for buck', Ding probably should of challenged MVL.. since where they both stand in terms of current ELO ratings, it would easily be more favourable for Ding to play vs MVL @ 2798 ELO(before the match) than to play vs Grischuk who was rated at 2755~(before the match)..

It would be even better for Ding to play MVL now, since MVL is 2810~(!) and Ding having dropped down to 2763(!).. but yeah. Who knows if MVL would even want to accept a match vs Ding now that he's 'only' 2763~.. I know that if i was MVL, i probably wouldn't. But AFAIK, MVL is a fighter who plays anyone/anytime, and doesn't play boring/drawish chess either, so i'm probably wrong. I just hope that Ding and the other chinese players can work out their 'problems' in the future. There's no need to throw hard earned ELO away to young/unknown(but still very strong) underrated chinese players..

Ding also needs to stop playing in these 'chinese leagues' or 'chinese team' matches etc, because they are all 'underrated' in terms of ELO, but it's not just that since they also have experience playing vs top level chinese players and/or are their current training partners or have been in the past.. and also possibly been trained by the same coach/teachers, so they're all probably familiar with each others openings/styles/weaknesses etc, or at least more so than their European/American counterparts(in terms of ELO ratings) would know.

So if the top tier chinese players(2700+) want to break into top 10(and especially top 5) in the world, then they gotta stop playing vs 25/2600 elo chinese players.. it's the same reason why the top players don't play in open tournaments(or at least not until recently, with like Qatar Open being the exception in recent years).

Basically the gain is not worth the risk.. ie the winnings/prizemoney is not worth the risk of losing that much ELO. Like i said, even if you win the tourney, overall you will still end up losing ELO because you drew some games vs a few 25/2600's.. and if you want to be 2800 player, you cannot afford to draw, let alone LOSE even 1 game vs a 2600 player..

And yeah. If your ELO isn't high enough, you won't get invitations to the big name closed tourneys which not only have big prizemoney for the winner/s, but more importantly, they have guaranteed 'appearance fees'.. so yeah. I'd rather have high ELO and get invitations like the ones i mentioned above than to win some low paying open tourney but still lose ELO which in turn will only hamper my chances to get further invitations in the future..

What do you guys think?

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  MissScarlett: Be patient. There are lots of 19th century games that haven't appeared yet.
Jul-24-16  fisayo123: I agree completely <ex0duz>. The Chinese chess federation aren't doing Ding Liren any favors having him play in so many events in such a short period of time.

Counting Danzhou, the Grischuk match and now the league games, this is like his 15-16th game in almost as many days. That doesn't even make sense.

Anyway, I think Ding Liren will be fine rating wise. He's an amazing player and will probably be back in the top 10 after the Sinquefield Cup.

Jul-27-16  AzingaBonzer: Not a great month for Ding Liren rating-wise. He's dropped 23.3 points over the course of 16 games, most of which were played almost consecutively (which couldn't have been good for his energy levels). He has about two weeks to rest up before the Sinquefield Cup starts; hopefully he's back in form by then.
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  cro777: No one has ever died of restlessness, but …

Immeditely after the Grischuk match, Ding Liren competed in the third leg (rounds 8-11) of the 2016 Chinese Chess League scoring one win, one draw and one loss against lower rated opponents. After his loss in Round 10 against IM Wang Chen (2502) he paused the last round.

In each round one of the games could be watched live. In Round 8 it was the game between Vadim Zvjaginsev and Ni Hua:

The 3rd stop of the Grand Chess Tour 2016 continues soon. Round 1 of the 4th Sinquefield Cup begins August 5 in Saint Louis, USA (the tournament was rescheduled due to a clash with the 2016 Baku Chess Olympiad). Ding Liren was selected as the Wild Card.

Aug-12-16  ex0duz: See..? lol.

Even though he basically came out 'even'(with 1 win, 1 loss and 1 draw), i'm guessing he still lost ELO rating in the end. I must of jinxed him with my long post above :(

I hope Ding can go back to 2780, or even break past 2790, and/or the 'magical' 2800 mark and be one of less than 10(?) players have achieved such a rating in ALL chess history.

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  PawnSac: < shintaro go: Nice finish to the tournament by Naka. >

yea he needed that last round win to pull up in the pack. BUT, be that as it may.. I am still impressed by Ding's overall play in this tourney.

Yea he is in the superGM class, but this tourney was a real statement.. He demonstrated a higher level of play (particularly defense) with the very top players. I think he's up here to stay. Overall, a good performance

Aug-14-16  shintaro go: Apart from the way he lost to Naka, I would say Ding Liren had a nice tournament. He definitely belongs to the elite level and the most dangerous Chinese player at the moment.
Sep-13-16  Conrad93: The highest rated blitz player in the world. Magnus Carlsen is two points behind.
Oct-24-16  sakredkow: Happy birthday to Ding Liren.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ding Liren!
Dec-17-16  Imran Iskandar: Strange that Ding won't be playing in Tata Steel 2017, even though he was joint second in the last two editions.
Feb-06-17  AzingaBonzer: Good luck to Ding in the FIDE Grand Prix 2017.
Apr-02-17  fisayo123: Congratulations on winning the Shenzen Masters ahead of a very strong field of elite players.

If given the chances he deserves, this guy is a big threat to Magnus Carlsen and future Candidate for the World Championship. It's obvious from watching him play. Hopefully, he can cement his place in the top 10 by consolidating his rating and preferably avoiding the Chinese Chess league.

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  cro777: Ding Liren convincingly won the Shenzhen Masters (March 23 – April 2, Shenzhen, China) finishing a full point ahead of Giri and Svidler. His best results we may expect after graduation (this summer) at the Peking University Law School.

The final event in Shenzen was a simultaneous exhibition – all six grandmasters who participated in the tournament (a double round robin) played against school children. Ding Liren was the main attraction.

Apr-17-17  ex0duz: Seems like he's back in the top 10.. Shenzhen Masteres was a good event for him, might be the confident boost for 2017 that he needed, after that 'mini slump'. If that's the extent of Ding's "slumps", then yeah. Seems like he bounces back quickly, he's only like 10 elo from his highest ever, so looks like he's back on track now.

Again, i advise him to stop playing in chinese chess leagues vs 2500 or 2600 chinese players who are most likely underrated and who also know his style and study his games since he is the number 1 player of China.

If you're gonna play vs lower rated, go play opens like Gibraltar or Qatar etc.. least you can still gain ELO from playing vs 2750 players.

Apr-17-17  fisayo123: I suspect playing in that league might be mandatory for Chinese players.
Apr-18-17  Imran Iskandar: Yes, it seems like it is. He already started out with a draw, losing 3.1 rating points. Let's hope he doesn't lose too many.
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