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Ding Liren 
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Ding Liren
Number of games in database: 304
Years covered: 2001 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2717
Highest rating achieved in database: 2722
Overall record: +100 -36 =116 (62.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      52 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Slav (34) 
    D17 D15 D16 D10 D11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D37 D38 D39 D30
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D85 D70 D90 D94 D76
 King's Indian (13) 
    E97 E94 E90 E63 E77
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E17 E16
 Semi-Slav (8) 
    D45 D43 D44
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (47) 
    E63 E83 E99 E62 E81
 French Defense (36) 
    C11 C07 C00 C10 C01
 French (24) 
    C11 C00 C10
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B17 B12 B18 B10 B11
 Sicilian (11) 
    B42 B22 B51 B28 B40
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C07 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 1-0
   Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 0-1
   Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs Ding Liren, 2009 0-1
   Wang Hao vs Ding Liren, 2010 0-1
   Li Shilong vs Ding Liren, 2011 0-1
   Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei, 2012 1-0
   Ding Liren vs A Moiseenko, 2013 1-0
   Bu Xiangzhi vs Ding Liren, 2011 0-1
   Ding Liren vs Wang Hao, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chinese Championship (2009)
   Chinese Championship (2011)
   Chinese League (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Chinese League (2012)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Chinese Chess Championships (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   4th Danzhou Tournament (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   Chinese Championship (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   GM Ding "Bruce" Liren's Best Games by pulsar
   DING LIREN'S BEST GAMES by notyetagm
   KIDDing by pulsar

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DING LIREN
(born Oct-24-1992) China

[what is this?]
Grandmaster (2009). Three-time Chinese Champion (2009, 2011 and 2012).

Championships

<National> Ding Liren won the 2009 Chinese Chess Championship, becoming the youngest player ever to win the Chinese national title. In 2011, he won the Chinese Chess Championship for his second time. 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 Yangyi Yu.

<Continental> Soon after winning the 2012 Chinese Championship, he placed =4th (6th on tiebreak) at the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012).

<World> He 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.

Standard Tournaments

In October 2012, he came =2nd (3rd on tiebreak) at the SPICE Cup (2012). 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 =1st (2nd on tiebreak) at the category 19 Biel (2013) tournament. He placed =3rd at the Cappelle-la-Grande (2014).

Team Events

At the 17th Asian Team Championships held in Zaozhuang, China in May 2012, Ding won team gold and individual silver playing board 4 for China and at the Chess Olympiad (2012) held in Istanbul in September 2012, he played board 3 for China, narrowly missing both team and individual medals, scoring 7.5/10 with a TPR of 2764. He plays for the Zhejiang team in the Chinese League which in 2013, placed 8th out of 12, Ding scoring 9/13. Playing board 2 for China in the FIDE World Team Championship (2013), he won team silver and individual bronze.

Ratings and Rankings

As of 1 March 2014, Ding's ratings and rankings are as follows:

<Standard> 2717 (Chinese #2 player; Asian #4; and world #29.

<Rapid> 2688; and

<Blitz> 2671.

References

Wikipedia article: Ding Liren; (1) Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013


 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 304  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Liu Renhui vs Ding Liren  ½-½74 2001 TCh-CHN MenC01 French, Exchange
2. Wang Chaoran vs Ding Liren  1-043 2001 TCh-CHN MenE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
3. Wen Yang vs Ding Liren  1-058 2001 TCh-CHN MenC00 French Defense
4. Ding Liren vs Wu Wenjin  0-155 2001 TCh-CHN MenC67 Ruy Lopez
5. Ding Liren vs Yang Xu  ½-½61 2001 TCh-CHN MenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. Ding Liren vs Qiu Tong 1-0108 2001 TCh-CHN MenB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
7. Tang Zijian vs Ding Liren  1-035 2001 TCh-CHN MenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
8. Ding Liren vs Huang Yicheng 1-035 2001 TCh-CHN MenC42 Petrov Defense
9. Ding Liren vs Zhang Jianhua 1-059 2001 TCh-CHN MenC41 Philidor Defense
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. Ding Liren vs A Timofeev  ½-½30 2009 Russia vs China (Rapid)A04 Reti Opening
13. Sasikiran vs Ding Liren  1-043 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
14. Ding Liren vs N Vitiugov  0-148 2009 Russia vs China (Blitz)A43 Old Benoni
15. Yifan Hou vs Ding Liren 0-166 2009 Chinese ChampionshipC11 French
16. A Timofeev vs Ding Liren  ½-½40 2009 Russia vs ChinaC10 French
17. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Ding Liren  ½-½65 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
18. Ding Liren vs N Vitiugov  ½-½36 2009 Russia vs China (Rapid)A43 Old Benoni
19. Ji Dan vs Ding Liren  ½-½30 2009 Chinese ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
20. Ding Liren vs I Nepomniachtchi  0-154 2009 Russia vs China (Blitz)D94 Grunfeld
21. Zhou Jianchao vs Ding Liren 0-10 2009 Chinese ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
22. N Vitiugov vs Ding Liren  1-078 2009 Russia vs China (Rapid)C11 French
23. Le Quang Liem vs Ding Liren  ½-½20 2009 8th Asian Continental Chess ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
24. I Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren 1-040 2009 Russia vs China (Blitz)C00 French Defense
25. Ding Liren vs Ni Hua 1-035 2009 Chinese ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kellmano: Ding has joined the 2700 club. Only Giri is younger and higher rated.

I consider him the new Morozevich.

Sep-07-12  fisayo123: I dunno about new "Morozevich". Ding's motto is draw with black, win with white.
Sep-08-12  jacqueslaumone: <Ding's motto is draw with black, win with white.>

Check out Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011

Oct-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Happy 20th B'day!
Dec-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: http://www.chesscafe.com/informant/...
Dec-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei, 2012

<qqdos: <newzild> Is the pun not the lament of Lu's mother!?! This game impressed the panel of Chess Informant to win Best Game of Volume 115.>

Yes, an unbelievably aggressive *and* sound attacking game by Ding Liren. Leko did say that the young man is a genius, or words to that effect I believe. :-)

http://www.chesscafe.com/informant/...

Dec-24-12  rannewman: Whychess published an interview with Ding Liren: http://whychess.com/en/node/6196

feels kinda awkward, he is 20 years old but in this interview he gives the impression of a much younger child. Maybe it's just bad transaltion..

Dec-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <rannewman: Whychess published an interview with Ding Liren: http://whychess.com/en/node/6196>

Interesting.

Feb-05-13  Trololol: What do you mean rannewman? I actually thought the opposite.

Btw how can I quote people?

Feb-05-13  Pulo y Gata: <Trololol>: Just enclose the quote inside this little <> whachamacallit. Like <this>.
Feb-06-13  torrefan: A very handsome guy, this Chinese chess genius.
Apr-21-13  csmath: Ding Liren mates Aronian!
Apr-22-13  IndigoViolet: Not exactly, Mr. Charisma, is he? Let's face it, Orientals just don't play well in the West.
Apr-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <Let's face it, Orientals just don't play well in the West.>

Way to convert a single instance into a universal law, <IV>!

Let me see if I can do this, too.

•[Look at a picture of Alexandra Kosteniuk]

<Let's face it, Russian grandmasters are extremely comely brown-eyed brunettes.>

•[Look at a picture of Magnus Carlsen]

<Let's face it, Danes are rated almost 2900.>

•[Look at a daguerrotype of Wilhelm Steinitz]

<Let's face it, old masters lived in a black-and-white world where color hadn't been invented yet.>

I had no idea NonSequiturs™ could be so much fun.

Your turn.

Apr-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Good old <Indigo> doesn't quit, even after the admins have warned him to cease and desist from his racism, which is a blot on CG's pages.

The relentless non sequiturs are merely annoyances for the most part, but this poster's sublime bigotry is intolerable.

Apr-24-13  IndigoViolet: Rules are for the little people. Geniuses follow a higher calling.

I reiterate my point about the lack of Western interest in Oriental societies and culture. I dub this the Yellow Curtain. The notion that China can become a cultural super-power on a par with Britain and America is ridiculous.

Apr-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <IndigoViolet: Rules are for the little people.>

Midgets? Dwarfs? Leprechauns? Fairies?

Good luck with enforcing them.

<Geniuses follow a higher calling.>

That is true. And one other thing about geniuses: They never call themselves that. To recognize and proclaim their gifts is left to others.

<I reiterate my point about the lack of Western interest in Oriental societies and culture. I dub this the Yellow Curtain. The notion that China can become a cultural super-power on a par with Britain and America is ridiculous.>

Two words: <Bruce Lee>.

(Actually, I could also mention a lot of other names, but I'm sure a self-anointed genius doesn't need examples multiplied for him.)

May-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: The Hainan Danzhou event is underway.
Jun-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  parisattack: Ding did not fare so well with the Elite - but when he dropped down a notch, he was awesome.

He just needs more international experience to move up further.

Jul-01-13  Drakodan: <Geniuses follow a higher calling.>

It's pretty Dunning-Kruger in here.

Jul-31-13  JoergWalter: <IndigoViolet: Rules are for the little people. Geniuses follow a higher calling. [...] The notion that China can become a cultural super-power on a par with Britain and America is ridiculous.>

China was a cultural superpower before America was discovered and Great Britain had fish'n chips. Follow your higher calling but not here.

Oct-11-13  evlozare: awesome display of endgame savvy by gm ding liren against young sensation gm wei yi.
Oct-11-13  The Dinker:

Apr-24-13 Abdel Irada: <And one other thing about geniuses: They never call themselves that. To recognize and proclaim their gifts is left to others.>

Jan-07-13
The Caissars chessforum
Abdel Irada: <I nominate myself, <Abdel Irada>, for "Best Informed.">

Oct-12-13  evlozare: oh no, after that nice endgame win comes an unexpected endgame loss. lots of very strong chinese underrated players.
Mar-24-14  capablancakarpov: It seems that Ding finished second on tiebreaks in this year´s Chinese Championship.
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