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|Oct-19-11|| ||plimko: Congrats to Li Chao! He won a strong open (Wang Yue, Dreev, Wesley So, Ganguly, Tkachiev...) in Indonesia|
On 'Scacchi Internazionali'
|Jan-02-12|| ||Richard Taylor: He's playing in NZ at Queenstown (in the Queenstown Classic) on Jan 15th|
Entries so far (January 2012 FIDE ratings; italic are NZCF national ratings):
1 2693 GM Li Chao (CHN)
2 2653 GM Gawain Jones (ENG)
3 2639 GM Surya Ganguly (IND)
4 2592 GM Eduardas Rozentalis (LTU)
5 2572 GM Sune Berg Hansen (DEN)
6 2569 GM Zhao Jun (CHN)
7 2553 GM Dejan Bojkov (BUL)
8 2551 GM Zhao Xue (CHN)
9 2537 GM Klaus Bischoff (GER)
10 2459 IM George Xie (AUS)
11 2455 GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu (TUR)
12 2422 Trevor Tao (AUS)
13 2414 IM Akshat Khamparia (IND)
14 2403 GM Darryl Johansen (AUS)
15 2401 IM Herman Van Riemsdijk (BRA)
16 2388 FM Max Illingworth (AUS)
17 2376 IM Moulthun Ly (AUS)
18 2375 IM Stephen Solomon (AUS)
19 2375 FM Bobby Cheng (AUS)
20 2359 IM Anthony Ker (NZL)
21 2354 IM James Morris (AUS)
22 2349 FM Junta Ikeda (AUS)
23 2345 IM Russell Dive (NZL)
24 2325 wgm Irene Sukandar (INA)
25 2323 IM Guy West (AUS)
26 2294 FM Dusan Stojic (AUS)
27 2290 IM Paul Garbett (NZL)
28 2277 Domagoj Dragicevic (AUS)
29 2273 FM Bob Smith (NZL)
30 2266 FM Tim Reilly (AUS)
31 2261 FM Stephen Lukey (NZL)
32 2259 FM Chris Wallis (AUS)
33 2258 FM Mike Steadman (NZL)
34 2244 wgm Xiaobing Vivian Gu (CHN)
35 2241 Marc Repplinger (GER)
36 2234 wgm Kruttika Nadig (IND)
37 2227 Matthew Drummond (AUS)
38 2216 Andrew Bird (AUS)
39 2215 IM Andrew Brown (AUS)
40 2210 FM Ove Hartvig (DEN)
41 2188 Eugene Schon (AUS)
42 2182 Daniel Shen (NZL)
43 2167 wgm Karolina Smokina (MDA)
44 2167 Laurence Matheson (AUS)
45 2167 Yi Liu (AUS)
46 2165 Luke Li (NZL)
47 2132 Malcolm Pyke (AUS)
48 2129 Andy Machdoem (NZL)
49 2127 Quentin Johnson (NZL)
50 2123 wim Christin Andersson (SWE)
51 2092 FM Brian Jones (AUS)
52 2087 John Duneas (NZL)
53 2079 Alan Ansell (NZL)
54 2068 John McDonald (NZL)
55 2066 Noel Pinic (NZL)
56 2060 Ivan Dordevic (NZL)
57 2056 Pengyu Chen (AUS)
58 2053 wim Ingrid Lauterbach (ENG)
59 2052 Stephen Fairbairn (CAN)
60 2036 Alek Safarian (AUS)
61 2031 Fuatai Fuatai (NZL)
62 2030 Jason Tang (AUS)
63 2022 Chris Burns (NZL)
64 2020 wim Sue Maroroa (NZL)
65 2016 Malcolm Armstrong (ENG)
66 2010 wim Emma Guo (AUS)
67 2008 George Lester (AUS)
68 1999 Leon Kempen (AUS)
69 1994 Ari Dale (AUS)
70 1991 Peter Stuart (NZL)
71 1990 Karl Zelesco (AUS) 72 1989 Andrew Janisz (NZL)
73 1985 Justin Davis (NZL)
74 1979 wfm Helen Milligan (NZL)
75 1965 Hilton Bennett (NZL)
76 1961 Mathew King (NZL)
77 1959 Adrian Flitney (AUS)
78 1958 Dennis Holland (AUS)
79 1947 Ross Jackson (NZL)
80 1945 Nathan Goodhue (NZL)
81 1939 David Lovejoy (AUS)
82 1933 Richard Voon (AUS)
83 1929 Sean Watharow (AUS)
84 1924 Chris Benson (NZL)
85 1924 Hans Gao (NZL)
86 1922 Kian Hwa Lim (MAS)
87 1916 Matthias Körber (GER)
88 1914 Kenneth Holt (AUS)
89 1910 Bill Forster (NZL)
80 1908 Hamish Selnes (AUS)
91 1884 Harry Press (AUS)
92 1883 Angelo Tsagarakis (AUS)
93 1873 Roy Seabrook (NZL)
94 1872 Edward Rains (NZL)
95 1865 Efrain Tionko (AUS)
96 1850 Federico Roura (NZL)
97 1849 William Zhang (NZL)
98 1848 Andrew Brockway (NZL)
99 1846 (?) Hacer Haznedaroglu (TUR)
100 1834 Tony Booth (NZL)
101 1834 Arie Nijman (NZL)
102 1830 Hamish Gold (NZL)
103 1823 Bruce Kay (NZL)
104 1807 Winston Yao (NZL)
105 1802 David Capper (NZL)
106 1802 Nigel Cooper (NZL)
107 1798 wfm Natasha Fairley (NZL)
108 1787 Bruce Gloistein (NZL)
109 1781 Huseyin Yeten (CYP)
110 1771 Enzo Pieri (ITA)
111 1760 Erlend Millikan (USA)
112 1752 wfm Viv Smith (NZL)
113 1746 Stewart Holdaway (NZL)
114 1737 Tim Rains (NZL)
115 1728 Kevin Brown (AUS)
116 1719 John Beckman (AUS)
117 1715 wfm Nicole Tsoi (NZL)
118 1703 Roland Brockman (AUS)
119 1677 Ryan Louie (AUS)
120 1672 William XW Li (NZL)
121 1672 Bob Mitchell (NZL)
122 1668 Elliott Renzies (AUS)
123 1643 Leteisha Simmonds (AUS)
124 1643 Alphaeus Ang (NZL)
125 1619 Gary Judkins (NZL)
126 1618 Leighton Nicholls (NZL)
127 1587 Leo Zhang (NZL)
128 1581 Shanon Vuglar (AUS)
129 1571 Jean Watson (AUS)
130 1529 Robert Clarkson (NZL)
131 1495 Hamish Shierlaw (NZL)
132 1385 Seong-June Her (NZL)
133 1006 Brian Liu (NZL)
134 1003 Carlssen van Rooyen (NZL)
135 unrated Maris Cekulis (AUS)
136 unrated Ben Clayton (NZL)
137 unrated Jamie-Lee Guo (AUS)
138 unrated Jack Hughes (AUS)
139 unrated Jared Louie (AUS)
|Jan-15-12|| ||plimko: Queenstown Open with Li Chao from 15th to 23rd January 2012|
On 'Scacchi Internazionali'
|Jan-16-12|| ||Benzol: <plimko> Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)|
|Jul-13-13|| ||notyetagm: A variation from yesterday's Li Chao B game:
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[Event "Universiad 2013"]
[White "Wojciech Moranda"]
[Black "Chao B Li"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qb3 dxc4 7. Qxc4 O-O
8. Bf4 Bc6 9. e3 Nd5 10. Bg3 Nb6 11. Qb3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 N8d7 13. Rd1 a5 14.
Be2 a4 15. Qc2 c6 16. O-O Nf6 17. Ne4 Nfd5 18. Nc5 Qc8 19. a3 Rd8 20. Kh1
Ra7 21. Rg1 Nc7 22. Rg2 Rd5 23. Rdg1 Ne8 24. Nd3 Nd7 25. f4 Nd6 26. Ne5
Nxe5 27. fxe5 Nf5 28. Bc4 Rd8 29. e6 fxe6 30. Bc7 Rf8 31. Bb6 Ra8 32. Rg4
Kh8 33. Bc5 Qd7 34. Qe2 Rf6 35. Ba2 Nd6 36. R1g2 Raf8 37. Kg1 Rf3 38. Bb1
Rh3 39. R4g3 Rh6 40. Rf3 Nf5 41. Bc2 Ra8 42. Rf4 Qc7 43. Re4 b6 44. Bb4 Qd7
45. Qc4 Qd5 46. Qxd5 exd5 47. Re6 c5 48. Bd2 cxd4 49. Bxf5 gxf5 50. Rxe7
Rg6 51. Rxg6 hxg6 52. exd4 Bxd4 53. Bc3 Bxc3 54. bxc3 Rc8 55. Rb7 Rxc3 56.
Rxb6 Rxa3 57. Rxg6 Ra1+ 58. Kg2 a3
|Jan-27-14|| ||whiteshark: Recently he's grazing various European Open Tournaments. Last week (23.01.-26.01.2014) he won the 16th NordWest-Cup 2014 in Bad Zwischenahn (see tournament page: http://www.chessorg.de/nwcup.php) and tomorrow he'll start at Gibraltar ...|
|Jan-27-14|| ||twinlark: A few days before that he played in the 17th Guben New Year Open in Germany, winning with 9/9. There were 4 other GMs in the field and a smattering of other masters: http://www.theweekinchess.com/html/...|
|Aug-11-14|| ||diagonal: Li Chao is part of Chess history at REYKJAVIK:
From 1964 when Mikhail Tal won it at its inauguration edition with a record 12½ points out of 13 (round robin all-play-all) to Li Chao, clear first in the Open (swiss system) 2014.
This traditional tournament was initially held every two years, but has since 2008 taken place every year. From its inception until 1980 (and again in 1992) it was a closed invitation tournament, since 1982 it is played as an Open.
Throughout its history the Reykjavik Tournament and Open has featured many of the chess leading players in the world, including Mikhail Tal, Svetozar Gligoric, Nona Gaprindashvili, David Bronstein, Vasily Smyslov, Bent Larsen, Friðrik Ólafsson, Vlastimil Hort, Mark Taimanov, Victor Korchnoi, Efim Geller, Lev Polugaevsky, Lev Alburt (winning the first Open at Reykjavik in 1982), Samuel Reshevsky (co-winner at age of 72.5 years in the Open 1984 ahead of many grandmaster fellows), Walter Browne, Jan Timman, Predrag Nikolic, Anthony Miles, Nigel Short, Florin Gheorghiu, Nick DeFirmian, Yasser Seirawan, Larry Christiansen, Pia Cramling, Helgi Olafsson, Margeir Petursson, Johann Hjartarson, Hannes Stefansson, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Epishin, Alexei Shirov, Yuriy Kuzubov, Emil Sutovsky, Judit Polgar, Alexander Grischuk, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, and Hou Yifan.
The Reykjavík Open enjoys good reputation, more than 200 chess masters registered interest in participating in recent years.
The 2012 Reykjavik Open Edition was voted the 3rd best open tournament in the world by ACP. Only Gibraltar and Aeroflot Open Moscow was higher on the list.
On January 14th, 1964, the inaugural Reykjavik event started. The Reykjavik Open 2014 was held for the 29th time, from March 4th to March 12th 2014 in Harpa, the 28.000 sqm. concert hall.
Li Chao finished with 8,5 points from 10 rounds. The best placed icelandic player was GM Helgi Ólafsson on 8 points, sharing the second place with Robin Van Kampen, Eric Hansen and Eduardas Rozentalis, other players included Arkadij Naiditsch, Ferenc Berkes, Richard Rapport, Nils Grandelius, Erwin L’Ami, Hannes Stefansson, and Walter Browne.
50 years since first Reykjavik Chess Festival: Congratulations to Li Chao for his win of the jubilee event 2014!
|Mar-08-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Li Chao for winning the 2015 Cappelle la Grande Open (despite a slow start) with a score of 7.5/9 (+6,-0,=3), edging out Vladimir Onischuk on tiebreaks (which includes winning their H2H meeting). Li Chao entered as the first seed, and finished in first place.|
I estimate that Li Chao's rating went from 2728 to 2734.2.
|Apr-08-15|| ||Penguincw: This was a few days ago, but congrats to Li Chao for winning the Neckar Open with a stunning 8.5/9 score. He gained 15.1 rating points in the tournament. Naiditsch and Bacrot also participated.|
|Apr-30-15|| ||ex0duz: Li Chao gained 18.1 rating points and moved up 11 spots to sit now at 2748.1 and at rank 16..|
This is his all time high ELO rating. Where did this performance come from? I don't remmeber him having any awesome runs or winning any major tournament. Was his current high rating built primarily on beating 2600~ players? Like how Wesley So did to get his 2700 to begin with? :P
Anyway, i hope that he can keep it up and that he gets an invite to some closed supertournament soon.. because with such a high rating, he definitely deserves it.
Ding is also about to break into the top 10, he's at 2757.4 and rank 11 now.
|Jun-08-15|| ||sydbarrett: For a player so close to being top 10, I have to say that he is surprising not well-known.|
|Jun-08-15|| ||OhioChessFan: <ex0> yes, it's been a very quiet rise to the top. While not old, 26 is a bit late for such a run. <syd> big tournament participation is the primary source of getting well known.|
|Aug-01-15|| ||cro777: Li Chao to play a 6-game match against Peter Leko in Szeged, Hungary from 14-20 August 2015.|
"KID killer" Li Chao started 2015 in fine fashion. He won the International Deizisau Neckar Open, the biggest German chess open, most convincingly scoring 8.5/9. (He faced the King's Indian Defense in four of his five white games, and scored 4/4).
Before this tournament he won the 31st International Chess Open Cappelle-la-Grande, France (he shared 1st with Onischuk, scoring 7.5/9, winning the tournament on tiebreaks).
|Aug-06-15|| ||AzingaBonzer: Leko the Drawmaster versus Li Chao the KID Killer. Should be interesting.|
|Aug-12-15|| ||number 23 NBer: I really hope he gets the last wildcard to the World Cup. He's #14 in the world, he should be there|
|Aug-18-15|| ||fisayo123: <number 23 NBer> Instead, they decided to give it to Ernesto Inarkiev and some Swiss no name.|
|Aug-18-15|| ||sydbarrett: KID killer eh. What's his record against the KID? I wish I could look at a collection of his games against KID to examine the claim, but I do not know how to create such a search.|
|Aug-19-15|| ||pawn to QB4: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... here you go syd - or it's listed above under "Most Played Openings". Doesn't look like the KID has been a great choice against him recently.|
|Aug-19-15|| ||cro777: As I mentioned above, Li Chao got the epithet "KID killer" after the International Deizisau Neckar Open 2015, the biggest German chess open. He faced the King's Indian Defense in four of his five white games, and scored 4/4. These games are not in the Chessgames database.|
|Aug-24-15|| ||sonia91: There are a few inaccuracies in the bio.
<He then won at Tradewise Gibraltar (2014) with 8.5/10> Li Chao won at Reykjavik Open (2014) with 8.5/10. The Gibraltar Open 2014 was won by Cheparinov, Li Chao scored 7.5/10.
<2015 started with a strong win at the 20th Nektar International Open, taking outright first with 8.5/9, a point ahead of runner-up IM Andreas Heimann and 1.5 points ahead of equal 3rd place getters Arkadij Naiditsch and Etienne Bacrot. Soon afterwards in February, he was =1st at the Cappelle-la-Grande in France with 7.5/9.> The Cappelle-la-Grande Open was held first, from 28th February to 7th March, 2015 (http://www.chessdom.com/31st-cappel...); the <19th> (and not 20th as stated in the bio) Neckar Open from April 2 to April 6, 2015 (http://www.chessdom.com/19th-neckar...).
|Aug-25-15|| ||twinlark: <sonia91>
Those changes have been made. I must say it's nice to see someone noticing and reporting such details.
I'd like to suggest though that if you find more amendments that need to be made to a bio, then post the details where biographers hang out at the Biographer Bistro, where it's more likely to be acted upon immediately.
Posting it on a player page like this one runs the risk of it not being noticed by a biographer for some time.
|Aug-25-15|| ||sonia91: Thanks <twinlark>!|
|Aug-25-15|| ||cro777: <The 19th Nektar International Open>|
The International <Neckar> Open in Deizisau is the biggest German chess open. Deizisau is a town in Southern Germany (Region Stuttgart). The river Neckar, a major right tributary of the River Rhine, is flowing through this town.
At the beginning of each round music is played. When the song is over the round starts.
(Li Chao playing at the 19th International Neckar Open)
The 20th International Neckar Open will take place from 24-28 March 2016 in Deizisau, Germany.
|Aug-25-15|| ||cro777: Li Chao is participating in the 3rd National Mind Games, Rapid Chess (9 rounds), which is taking place in Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province, China
from 26-28 August.|
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