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Zhong Zhang
Zhong Zhang 
 
Number of games in database: 563
Years covered: 1993 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2636 (2475 rapid, 2535 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2657

Overall record: +161 -79 =181 (59.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 142 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (107) 
    B40 B30 B52 B51 B31
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C69 C85 C67 C84 C65
 French Defense (24) 
    C00 C11 C19 C10 C05
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B91 B92 B94 B96
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A06
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B12 B10 B18 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B90 B40 B22 B96 B92
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C92 C67 C65 C68 C69
 Dutch Defense (23) 
    A81 A87 A85
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E32 E39 E46 E48 E44
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E12 E15 E19
 Sicilian Najdorf (18) 
    B90 B92 B96 B97
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zhong Zhang vs D Marciano, 2016 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs Koneru, 2003 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs G Timoshchenko, 2002 1/2-1/2
   Zhong Zhang vs Sadvakasov, 2005 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs Naiditsch, 2003 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs D de Vreugt, 2003 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs Bologan, 2015 1-0
   S Sale vs Zhong Zhang, 2005 0-1
   Zhong Zhang vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2017 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs V Malakhov, 2004 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Wijk aan Zee (2003)
   World Team Championship (2005)
   5th Karpov It Tournament (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   Chinese Teams Championship (2016)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chinese Team Championship (2016)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1998 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   Hastings Premier 2001/2 by protean

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Dubai Open
   A H T dos Santos Fier vs Zhong Zhang (Apr-11-17) 1/2-1/2
   J C Schroeder vs Zhong Zhang (Apr-10-17) 0-1
   Zhong Zhang vs Deepan Chakkravarthy J (Apr-09-17) 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs R Praggnanandhaa (Apr-08-17) 1-0
   P Karthikeyan vs Zhong Zhang (Apr-08-17) 1-0

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ZHONG ZHANG
(born Sep-05-1978, 39 years old) China (federation/nationality Singapore)
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
Zhong Zhang was born in Chongqing, China. He learned chess at the age of eight and won several Chinese boys' championships before finishing second in the 1998 World Junior Championship. He was awarded the title of IM in 1995 and the title of GM in 1998. He became Chinese champion in 2001, and in 2003 he won the B-group of the Corus Chess Tournament with a record score of 11/13. In 2005 he won the Asian Championship to qualify for the FIDE World Cup, but lost his first-round match against Ivan Sokolov. Zhang Zhong won the 11th Malaysia Open (2014). He's married to WGM Li Ruofan. Zhong Zhang is also a FIDE Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Zhang Zhong


 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 563  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zhong Zhang vs Miles  0-1341993Beijing Lee CupA04 Reti Opening
2. B Alterman vs Zhong Zhang  1-0491995Lee Cup 2ndA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
3. Zhong Zhang vs Smirin  ½-½431996Lee Cup 3rdB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. Miles vs Zhong Zhang  0-1301996Cup Tan ChinA10 English
5. Xu Jun vs Zhong Zhang  ½-½641996Beijing Tan Chin Nam cupA81 Dutch
6. Zhong Zhang vs Sutovsky  0-1271996COLA48 King's Indian
7. J Ye vs Zhong Zhang  0-1671996Beijing ST Lee cupC05 French, Tarrasch
8. N Karaklajic vs Zhong Zhang 0-1371997BeijingB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. Zhong Zhang vs Tiviakov  0-18719973rd TCN CupB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. Zhong Zhang vs Movsesian  0-1321997Wch U20B40 Sicilian
11. Zhong Zhang vs Kasimdzhanov 1-0301997Wch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
12. Zhong Zhang vs Ponomariov  1-0561997Wch U20B12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. J Ye vs Zhong Zhang  ½-½381997Beijing Tan Chin Nam cupB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. Xu Jun vs Zhong Zhang  0-1491997Beijing ST Lee cupA81 Dutch
15. Zhong Zhang vs J Ye  ½-½291997Beijing ST Lee cupB40 Sicilian
16. Zhong Zhang vs Oll  ½-½361997Maroczy memB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. S Volkov vs Zhong Zhang  0-1321998OlympiadA80 Dutch
18. Zhong Zhang vs K Asrian  1-0331998OlympiadB10 Caro-Kann
19. Zhong Zhang vs J Ye  1-0411998Beijing Tan Chin Nam cupB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
20. Zhong Zhang vs Movsesian  1-0411998Elista ol (Men)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. Bacrot vs Zhong Zhang  1-0251998Elista ol (Men)A87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
22. Zhong Zhang vs F Abbasov  1-0461998World Junior ChampionshipsB10 Caro-Kann
23. Zhong Zhang vs Sadvakasov 0-1391998Wch U20B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. A Turzo vs Zhong Zhang  0-1271998World Junior ChampionshipsC45 Scotch Game
25. Zhong Zhang vs F Jenni  ½-½561998World Junior ChampionshipsC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 563  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-26-07  atripodi: I had an interesting thought about Zhang and his supposed preference for Go over chess. I've heard it said that the reason Chinese players tend to be very tactical is because of Chinese chess, in which pawns are far less valuable than in our variant. Zhang is an exception to this generality, playing more in Karpov's style. Perhaps the reason for this is that Zhang's other game is Go and not Chinese chess. Just a thought.
Oct-13-07  pawnofdoom: Married to Li Ruofan. Too bad he doesn't play for China anymore. He would have been a great member of their teams, but now he's moved to Singapore
Jan-10-08  Karpova: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

<Zhang Zhong: I grew up in Chongqing>

<Zhang Zhong: I do not have a coach. Instead, I do self training.>

<Zhang Zhong: My favorite chess players are none other Kasparov and Karpov.>

Jan-23-08  Cactus: Actually <WMD>, that is totally wrong. China (and Russia) never adopted communism. They adopted <socialism>. The only problem is that countries like the USSR and China claim to have communism when really it's just a dictatorship or socialism. Other countries agree to recognize them as communist, but really the countries show no regard for true communism. Communism is about power to the people, whereas in China, they don't exactly have any individual rights. :)
Feb-29-08  wolfmaster: When will this guy get his GM title?
Thanks in advance.
Mar-11-08  mikeddot: wolfmaster, he will become a GM in 1998.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_...

Jul-07-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: In short, <ZZ Top>.
Sep-05-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Zhong Zhang!
Sep-05-08  supertimchan: Happy Birthday!
May-09-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Does he play for China or Singapore these days?
Aug-06-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <Benzol>Does he play for China or Singapore these days?

Benzol,
According to Zhang's FIDE rating card, he now represents Singapore:

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Aug-06-09  Ladolcevita: Yes,now he represents Singapore...
Sep-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <GrahamClayton> <Ladolcevita> Thankyou both.

:)

Sep-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Happy Birthday GM Zhang Zhong, hope you visit Philippines again..
Sep-05-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
Apr-07-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: i think this will be the first time that GM Zhang Zhong will play for Singapore in chess olympiad..

http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...

Jul-22-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: the golden heart of GM Zhang Zhong, i may have taken this from one of Mr. Bobby Ang's write-ups..

Most of the Chinese players keep to themselves and do not freely mix with the "foreigners". A nice exception is GM Zhang Zhong who is very approachable and friendly. Engineer Ric Paragua (father of GM Mark Paragua) told Mr. Bobby Ang that during the Ubeda 2001 Open Tournament, Mark did not do particularly well, and they ran out of funds. GM Zhang Zhong, one of the prize winners there, immediately offered to loan them $500 to tide them over, and pay when able. How many people would do that?

to GM Zhang if you are reading this, thank you for helping one of Philippines best GM Mark "The Spark" Paragua!

Nov-17-11  ex0duz: What happened to him.. does he still play? He plays for SG and lives there now? Never see him in any tournaments.. or does he only play like small regional tourneys in asia that chessbase doesn't cover? :(

Or has he turned into a Go Professional now? I think that he'd have less chance in that than chess, since i think Go is undeniably an even harder game to 'master' than western chess.. you can't play both and expect to be high level, ie SuperGM level in chess, and like top 50 in GO or something can you? Or has someone done this and i don't know about it yet? hehe

Jan-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  parisattack: No update on Z-Z? It appears he moved to Singapore, gave up chess? I don't see him mentioned on any Go sites, either.

He certainly plays the Leningrad Dutch with gusto.

Apr-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: Maybe <Zhong Zhang> has returned to his first big love, that great game of Chinese Chess <XiangQi>?! Since <Zhong Zhang> has <"... started playing XiangQi first before taking up chess ...">, as he has confessed on the occasion of an interview that has been published by ChessBase.com, please compare http://www.chessbase.de/newsdetail.... .

Apart from <Zhong Zhang> there are more big names among China's RISING STARS who have first learned Chinese Chess <XiangQi> before switching to International Chess, namely the female stars Xie Jun and Zhu Chen - plus the male top performers Bu Xiangzhi and Wang Yue , please check out their personal pages!

Apr-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: In case that you would like to know more about that mysterious Chinese brand of chess that has been the basis of so many Chinese careers in International Chess, namely the thrilling <XiangQi>: herewith the link that will lead you to a clip that the German program of MTV has produced on Chinese Chess aka XiangQi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NBX...

The Chinese version of Chess can be compared to modern strategic <tabletop games>, please compare a clip that features the climax of a game of <XiangQi> after having transformed the traditional pieces into units on a tabletop: Red army corners Black General, and that is the matrix of the dreaded <HORSE-CANNON-PALCORNER-CHECKMATE> - please watch the final moves in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_ef...

The foregoing clip has transformed the final moves of the friendly game <Rene Gralla vs Phan Thang, Hamburg 2003> into a scenario of <Chinese Battle Chess>.

That very game <Rene Gralla vs Phan Thang> has been battled out on February 28th, 2003, at Hamburg, Germany, at the place of the Vietnamese <Doctor Quang Nguyen-Chi> at the square <Berliner Platz> in the eastern part of Hamburg.

The well-known <Doctor Quang Nguyen-Chi> is a mentor of Chinese Chess, herewith a photo: http://shaolinchess.de/svalban0.gif .

Apr-25-12
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  Nightsurfer: The name-dropping, namely with regard to players who both play International Chess and <XiangQi>, can be continued: members of the club are the former coach of the Women's Chinese Olympic Team, that is Liu Wenzhe; the World Champion in International Chess 2004, that is Rustam Kasimdzhanov; the most handsome guy in the chess circus, that is Alexander Grischuk , and the former German candidate to become World Champion of International Chess, that is Robert Huebner , please check out the personal pages of these players!
Apr-26-12
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  Nightsurfer: The game that has been featured in the <XiangQi>-video that has been aired by MTV, please see my second posting dating from <Apr-24-12>, namely the contest between the well-known German experts on e-sports and electronic games, that is to say: Daniel "Budi" Budiman (herewith the biography: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel...)/ Red vs. Etienne Cedric "Eddy" Garde (herewith the biography: http://www.esport.de/wiki/Etienne_G... )/Black - please see once more again the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NBX... - , can be watched from the first move to the last check by following the link as follows: http://www.gameone.de/blog/2010/9/g... , you have just to click on the second picture on that page!
Aug-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <parisattack>No update on Z-Z? It appears he moved to Singapore, gave up chess?

<parisattack>,
Zhang has been named as #1 board for the Singapore team for the 2012 Istanbul Olympiad:

http://istanbul2012.tsf.org.tr/en/c...

Sep-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: I was fortunate to have played with him in the Hastings International Blitz Tournament, England, where I won a Prize. He is a wonderful person & a strong chess player.
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