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Li Chao 
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Li Chao
Number of games in database: 458
Years covered: 2005 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2750 (2620 rapid, 2651 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2756
Overall record: +186 -75 =159 (63.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      38 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B42 B90 B30 B93 B40
 French Defense (23) 
    C11 C10 C18 C16 C15
 Slav (18) 
    D10 D17 D15 D16 D18
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B93 B96 B92 B98
 French (15) 
    C11 C10
 King's Indian (12) 
    E71 E92 E94 E76 E99
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (75) 
    B90 B56 B67 B52 B96
 Grunfeld (55) 
    D85 D72 D70 D76 D90
 English (25) 
    A15 A16 A17 A10
 Petrov (23) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B96 B92 B91
 Slav (17) 
    D10 D11 D17 D18 D15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Yifan Hou vs Li Chao, 2011 0-1
   G Sargissian vs Li Chao, 2009 0-1
   B Munguntuul vs Li Chao, 2014 0-1
   L Jicman vs Li Chao, 2014 0-1
   Li Chao vs R Rapport, 2014 1-0
   Li Chao vs Wang Hao, 2006 1-0
   Leko vs Li Chao, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Li Chao vs F Restuccia, 2014 1-0
   W So vs Li Chao, 2011 0-1
   D Anton Guijarro vs Li Chao, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   Corus Group C (2010)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Chinese League (2011)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   World Cup (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Grünfeld by Karaokcu

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(born Apr-21-1989, 26 years old) China
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Grandmaster (2007); Asian Champion (2013).

Grandmaster Norms

Li Chao scored his first GM norm at the World Junior Championship in 2005 (see below), his second at the Aeroflot Open in 2007 and his third at Lake Sevan in 2007 on 14 July 2007, becoming China's 23rd grandmaster at the age of 18 years 2 months and 23 days. He won his GM title without having to win the IM title first.


<Junior> He was equal fourth in the World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005) with 8.5/13, two points behind the winner Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and scoring his first grandmaster norm; this was also his best result at this event in four attempts. He also played in the World Junior Championship (2006), the World Junior Championship (2008) and the 48th World Junior Championship (2009) without appearing on the leader board.

<National> Li Chao first competed in the Chinese Championship in 2005, where he scored 3.5/9. In July and August 2007, he competed in the Chinese Championship B Group, finishing equal second with 7/10 alongside Chong Liang and Ding Liren, half a point behind the winner Xu Jun. He then competed in the main event a few months later, and scored 4/11 in the Chinese Championship 2007. A year later in 2008, he finished mid-field at the Chinese Championship with 5.5/11. He fared marginally better in the Chinese Championship (2009) where he placed =5th with 6/11. He was outright sixth at the Chinese Championship (2010) with 5.5/11. His 5/11 at the Chinese Championship (2011) was a relatively poor results, but it is possible he was fatigued by almost continuous chess in the weeks beforehand, contesting the 14 round selection trials in Beijing for the World Team Championship followed immediately by his participation in the Zonal 3.5; he was at the top of the results table in both events. He was equal second at the Chinese Championships (2013).

<Continental> He first participated in a continental championship at the 2007 Asian Continental, where he scored 6.5/11, 1.5 points from the lead. His next appearance at this event was the 9th Asian Continental Men's Chess Championship, where he was equal sixth on 6/9. He won the Asian Continental Championship 2013 outright with 7/9, and accordingly he again qualified for the next stage of the World Championship cycle, namely the World Cup (2013).

<World> He qualified for the World Cup (2009) via the Zonal 3.5 championship played in April 2009, defeating Gabriel Sargissian and Yannick Pelletier in the early rounds before bowing out of the event to Vugar Gashimov in the third round. He again qualified through Zonal 3.5 to play in the World Cup (2011), but lost in the first round to Vietnamese GM Ngoc Truongson Nguyen. At the World Cup in 2013, he defeated Evgeny Postny in the first round, but lost to Dutch #1 and World Junior #1 GM Anish Giri in the second round.

Standard Tournaments

<2006-2007> Li Chao's first major tournament was at the Aeroflot Open A2 in 2006, where he scored an above-rating outcome of 5.5/9. He finished 2006 with a strong equal fourth scoring 6.5/9 at the 3rd Singapore Masters International Open Tournament 2006. 2007 started with 4.5/9 at the 6th Aeroflot Festival (2007), gaining his second grandmaster norm. In July 2007, he was equal first with 5.5/9 alongside Geetha Narayanan Gopal and Yuri Vovk at the category 12 Lake Sevan round robin tournament in Armenia, gaining his third grandmaster norm. In August 2007, he won the Peoples Chess Festival in Täby, Stockholm with 8½/9. In August, he won the 4th IGB Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysian Open Chess Championship with 9/11, half a point clear of runner-up Wan Yunguo. In late November 2007, he won the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup in Manila with 7/9 on tiebreak ahead of compatriots Zhou Weiqi and Ni Hua. He finished 2007 with 7/9 and outright third placement at the Pamplona Open.

<2008-2009> He was equal first at the Dubai Open (2008) with 7/9 alongside Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Merab Gagunashvili and Wesley So. He also won first place on tiebreak at the second Philippine International Open staged in Subic Bay Freeport Zone in 2008 ahead of Julio Catalino Sadorra, Zhou Weiqi, Buenaventura Bong Villamayor and Le Quang Liem. He subsequently also won the fifth IGB Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur in 2008 with the imposing score of 9/11. Soon afterwards, he was equal first (second on tiebreak) at the 3rd President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Tournament with 7/9 alongside Zhong Zhang and Eugenio Torre. In 2009, he was equal second at the 6th Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open with 6.5/9, half a point behind the winner Parimarjan Negi.

<2010-2011> Li Chao won the Corus Group C (2010) with a decisive score of 10/13 (+8 -1 =4), 1.5 points ahead of outright runner-up Abhijeet Gupta. This result earned him an invitation to the Tata Steel Group B (2011), where he scored a close to par for rating 6/13. In February and March 2010, he was second behind Bu Xiangzhi at the 2010 Olympic Tournament Chinese Team Selection Double Round Robin. In April 2010, he won the 48th Doeberl Cup in Canberra, Australia and three months later he was equal first at the category 15 1st Danzhou Tournament (2010), placing second on tiebreak to Bu Xiangzhi. In March 2011, he easily won selection to represent his country at the World Team Championship 2011 (see below) when he placed equal first at the 2011 World Chess Team Tournament Chinese Players Selection Double Round Robin that was staged in Beijing, scoring 9/14 alongside Yu Yangyi and Zhou Weiqi. A modest 4/9 result at the 2nd Danzhou Tournament (2011) was followed by a runaway 8.5/9 winning result at the 26th Summer Universiade Individual Men played in Beijing in August 2011, two points clear of Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Zaven Andriasian, Vasily Papin and Martyn Kravtsiv. In October 2011, he won the Indonesia Open 2011 on tiebreak ahead of Surya Shekhar Ganguly with 7/9.

<2012-2013> In January, he placed equal first (second on tiebreak) at the Queenstown Chess Classic (2012) with 7.5/9 (+6 =3). The following month he won the 5th Colombo International Championships in Sri Lanka with 9/9. In October 2012 he came =1st at the 2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012). In December 2012 and January 2013, he toured the USA and came third in the 22nd Annual North American Open, and won the combined rapid/classical 2013 Boston Chess Congress and the 2013 Golden State Open, the last mentioned having been played in Concord, California. In March 2013, he returned to Canberra to win the 51st Doeberl Cup with 7.5/9 and soon afterwards placed 2nd behind Loek van Wely at the 2013 Sydney International Open. In July 2013, he was equal first with eight other players at the 27th World Summer Universiade staged in Kazan in Russia.

<2014-2015> In January 2014 he won the 17th Guben New Year Open 2014 with 9/9 and the 16th NordWest Cup in Bad Zwischenahm with 6/7. He then won at Reykjavik Open (2014) with 8.5/10 followed by equal fourth at Tradewise Gibraltar (2014), half a point from the shared lead with 7.5/10, and then equal second with 6.5/9 at the Casino Open held in Graz in February in Austria. In October 2014, he won the 9th Deizisauer International Fall Open with the perfect score of 7/7. In November 2014, he was =1st at the Caen Open and later that month he won the Heusenstammer Schloss Open 6/7. In December 2014, he was equal first at the Barcelona Masters. 2015 started with equal first at the Cappelle-la-Grande in France with 7.5/9, followed by equal third at the 5th HD Bank Cup International open held in Vietnam. There followed a strong win at the 19th Neckar 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. He scored a rating-neutral 5.5/9 at the powerful Qatar Masters (2015).

Team Events

<Olympiads and other National Representation> Li Chao represented his country at the U16 Olympiads in 2002 and 2004, winning team gold in both and individual gold for board four in the latter. He played as a reserve for China at the Olympiad (2008), the Chess Olympiad (2010), and at the Chess Olympiad (2012) in Istanbul. At the last mentioned, he scored 6/7 with a TPR of 2794, missing an individual medal as he was one game short of qualifying for consideration. In other events in which he represented China, he competed in the World Chess Team Championship (2011) and the FIDE World Team Championship (2013), scoring team silver on both occasions and individual bronze for board three in 2011. Playing board 3 for China at the 17th Asian Team Championship held in Zaozhuang, China in May 2012, he won team gold and individual bronze. He also played for China in the Russia - China Match (2008) friendly and in the 'Aigo Cup' China-Sweden Summit in 2006, helping his team to victory on both occasions.

<Continental> In 2008, he played reserve for the Al-Ain Chess Club "A" in the Asian Team Championship, winning team and individual gold. He played board 4 for team Siberia Novosibirsk in the European Team Championship (2015), placing fourth for his board and helping his team to gold. Playing board two for Shijiazhuang city at the 17th Asian Cities Chess Championship in Jakarta in 2011, he scored team and individual gold.

<National> He played for Beijing in the Chinese League from 2005 until 2013 inclusive, during this time winning 3 team golds, 5 team silvers and 1 team bronze. In 2014, Li Chao started playing in the Oberliga Wuerttemberg in Germany, the French League and in the Bundesliga, playing board 3 in the last mentioned for the SK Schwäbisch Hall team. He is again playing for SK Schwäbisch Hall in the 2015-16 season.


He played and won the Leko - Li Chao (2015) match by 4-2, although the final game was not rated due to him clinching the match with a game to spare.

Rapid and Blitz

Li Chao doesn not seem to favor the quicker versions of the game, however he did rack up an outright win at the City of Sydney Blitz 2013 with 7.5/9 ahead of Rajaram R Laxman and Attila Czebe. He is currently inactive in both the rapid and blitz forms of the game.

Ratings and Rankings

Li Chao's highest standard rating and ranking to date was 2756 in May 2015 when he was ranked world #14.

He first entered the world's top 100 in April 2009 whilst still a Junior, and has remained in the top 100 since May 2011.


Wikipedia article: Li Chao %28chess player%29 and <This Week in Chess>.


The main source of information for individual events for this bio was the FIDE database (via his FIDE player card) that supplied details of his results since he first became FIDE rated. Information about team results was extracted from Olimpbase.

Last updated 18 January 2016

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 458  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Nyback vs Li Chao 1-068 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)A17 English
2. Li Chao vs M Paragua  0-124 2005 3rd Pichay Cup Intl OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Li Chao vs G Rohit  1-049 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B42 Sicilian, Kan
4. Li Chao vs A A Kharitonov  ½-½74 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
5. N Mamedov vs Li Chao 1-039 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. V Laznicka vs Li Chao  1-063 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. I Kurnosov vs Li Chao 0-139 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Li Chao vs E Moradiabadi  ½-½47 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B42 Sicilian, Kan
9. Yu Shaoteng vs Li Chao  0-143 2005 Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueB56 Sicilian
10. Li Chao vs K Kuderinov  1-038 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B58 Sicilian
11. I Khairullin vs Li Chao 0-120 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
12. Li Chao vs V Papin  1-046 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B42 Sicilian, Kan
13. Y Zinchenko vs Li Chao  ½-½83 2005 World Junior Championship (Boys)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Li Chao vs Wang Hao 1-055 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
15. Li Chao vs E Valeanu  ½-½48 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. Li Chao vs A Gorovets  1-040 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
17. Li Chao vs D Brandenburg 1-040 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
18. W So vs Li Chao 1-022 2006 3rd Singapore Masters Chess OpenC47 Four Knights
19. R Sangma vs Li Chao  ½-½97 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. A Kim vs Li Chao  1-057 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. L Babujian vs Li Chao  ½-½80 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
22. Li Chao vs S Brunello 0-123 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Li Chao vs Wen Yang  ½-½45 2006 World Junior ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. Li Chao vs D Sengupta  1-045 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
25. Stellwagen vs Li Chao 1-035 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
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  Benzol: <plimko> Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
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  notyetagm: A variation from yesterday's Li Chao B game:

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30 ♕c2x♘f5!!

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[Event "Universiad 2013"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "?"]
[Round "06"]
[White "Wojciech Moranda"]
[Black "Chao B Li"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackTime "1380"]
[WhiteTime "94"]

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

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  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: and tomorrow he'll start at Gibraltar ...
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  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:
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  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!

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  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.

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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  pawn to QB4: 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.
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  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 (; the <19th> (and not 20th as stated in the bio) Neckar Open from April 2 to April 6, 2015 (

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  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>!
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  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.

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  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.
Dec-22-15  AzingaBonzer: This guy's ridiculous. He's currently cruising through the Qatar Masters--he and Giri are the only ones on 3.0/3.
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  TheFocus: <AzingaBonzer> <This guy's ridiculous. He's currently cruising through the Qatar Masters--he and Giri are the only ones on 3.0/3.>

He's really Chaoing down on the opposition.

Feb-12-16  sonia91: He is currently playing in the Graz Open, in Austria:
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