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Chinese Championship Tournament

Ding Liren9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Zhou Jianchao7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Ni Hua7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Zhao Jun7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Yifan Hou6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Wang Yue5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Yu Yangyi5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Bu Xiangzhi5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Li Chao5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Xiu Deshun4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Li Shilong3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[games]
Zhang Ziyang1/11(+0 -9 =2)[games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zhang Ziyang vs Zhao Jun 0-1412011Chinese ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. Li Chao vs Li Shilong 0-1582011Chinese ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. Xiu Deshun vs Yifan Hou ½-½1052011Chinese ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
4. Wang Yue vs Ni Hua ½-½432011Chinese ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
5. Zhou Jianchao vs Ding Liren  ½-½392011Chinese ChampionshipE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
6. Bu Xiangzhi vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½202011Chinese ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Yifan Hou vs Wang Yue ½-½562011Chinese ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
8. Li Chao vs Xiu Deshun  0-1482011Chinese ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Zhao Jun vs Bu Xiangzhi 1-01062011Chinese ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Ni Hua vs Zhou Jianchao  ½-½302011Chinese ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Ding Liren vs Zhang Ziyang 1-0602011Chinese ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Li Shilong vs Yu Yangyi  0-1602011Chinese ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
13. Yu Yangyi vs Zhao Jun  ½-½642011Chinese ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Bu Xiangzhi vs Ding Liren 0-1522011Chinese ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
15. Zhou Jianchao vs Yifan Hou  ½-½432011Chinese ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. Wang Yue vs Li Chao  ½-½342011Chinese ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
17. Xiu Deshun vs Li Shilong  ½-½342011Chinese ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. Zhang Ziyang vs Ni Hua  0-1372011Chinese ChampionshipD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
19. Xiu Deshun vs Wang Yue  ½-½392011Chinese ChampionshipD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
20. Li Chao vs Zhou Jianchao 1-0162011Chinese ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Yifan Hou vs Zhang Ziyang  ½-½412011Chinese ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Ni Hua vs Bu Xiangzhi  1-0642011Chinese ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. Ding Liren vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½572011Chinese ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
24. Li Shilong vs Zhao Jun 0-1422011Chinese ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
25. Wang Yue vs Li Shilong  1-0652011Chinese ChampionshipA15 English
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Apr-08-11  Maatalkko: <wordfunph> Yeah, I just said by 2020 to say sometime by then. It's completely possible that they win in 2014, 2016, or 2018. Probably not yet in 2012, but who knows.
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  HeMateMe: <chrisowen> Gosh, thats a cute dialect. Were you in the film "Trainspotting"?
Apr-08-11  Atking: <Ladolcevita: Ding Liren comes from my hometown:) So naturally I hope he wins this championship again.> Thanks for your kind message on Naoko's page <Ladolcevita>. It seems "your" player is going to win this great tournament!
Apr-09-11  Ladolcevita: <Atking>
Thats really nothing much
And yes,that's very likely of course,considering his triumphant performance at present. But nevertheless,0.5 points ahead wouldnt make really significant advantage,so I suppose contenders of a lower ranking so far should also have a good chance to win it.
Apr-09-11  plimko: And the Winner is Ding Liren! With a round to go! Congratulations.

Apr-09-11  plimko: Best game of the Tournament, in my opinion:

Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011

Apr-09-11  kingfu: Liren is leading the tournament by 1.5 points and has no losses.

And plays a French defense!

I like him already!

Apr-09-11  bundet111: I always wonder how good these people are with chinese chess lol...

I mean in chinese chess you can block the knight and there is no queen there are 4 less pawns that captures differently and bishops suck.

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  wordfunph: GM Ding Liren won in grand style by winning over GM Wang Yue to finish 9/11 and crowned himself as 2011 Chinese Champion!

GM Wang Yue's weak 25...Ng4 was the turning point of the game.

Apr-10-11  notyetagm: Chinese Championship (2011)

<wordfunph: GM Ding Liren won in grand style by winning over GM Wang Yue to finish 9/11 and crowned himself as 2011 Chinese Champion!

GM Wang Yue's weak 25...Ng4 was the turning point of the game.>


An undefeated <+7 =4 -0> for Ding Liren.

And one of the best TPR's of the year for Ding Liren, <2868>!!!

Almost a 2900 performance.

Apr-10-11  PaperBridge: This is a great event, it seems, for Yifan Hou. Finishing with a positive score behind only the excellent Zhou Jianchao and Ni Hua and the inspired performing Ding Liren and Zhao Jun.

What was her performance rating?

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  Penguincw: Wow.Ding Liren has won the Chinese Championship (2011) with an 82% score.Also,the only player to be undefeated.And that's not all.Even if there's a 12th round,he has already secured an unshared 1st place.If there's a 13th round,the second place finishers, Zhao Jun, Zhou Jianchao and Ni Hua would only have a theortical chance to take a shared 1st place.One of then would have to win both of their games and Ding Liren would have to lose both of his games.
Apr-10-11  kia0708: Zhang is quite imprtessive, 9 defeats and 0 wins
Apr-10-11  Agent Bouncy: I agree with PaperBridge -- a happy tournament for Hou Yifan. Quite a few draws but all but one (with winner Ding) very hard fought. Note she finished ahead of 2700 Wang, who has been a world top 10 GM, and (former) 2700 Bu as well. I wish a rich patron would try to set up a match between Hou and Judit Polgar. I'm pretty certain Polgar would win at this time, but it would be fascinating to watch and would get lots of publicity too.
Apr-10-11  parmetd: I doubt Polgar would agree to play.

Wonderful last round encounter between Liren- Wang Yue. Liren won in a line that Wang specializes in!

Still does anyone know why Wang Hao did not play?

Apr-10-11  Agent Bouncy: I think Polgar would play if the money was right.
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  wordfunph: <kia0708: Zhang is quite imprtessive, 9 defeats and 0 wins>

pity for 2442-rated IM Zhang Ziyang, she lost all her games against male masters and extracted draws from untitled Xie Deshun and GM Hou Yifan for 2240 TPR..

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  eternaloptimist: This was a very impressive tournament for ding liren winning by 2 points & winning 2 Chinese championships in a row. Wang yue will have to take a backseat to him now. There is a new king of chess in china. I'd have to say it is my favorite foreign country that I have been to. I did some missionary work over there & enjoyed the people & food very much. Anyway, cha-ching for ding!
Apr-11-11  kramputz: <wordfuph> Zhang Ziyang is a man 8601682 Zhang, Ziyang
Federation China
FIDE title International Master
Rating: 2442
B-Year 1988
Sex Male
<Zhang Ziyang, she lost all her games >
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  wordfunph: <ZHANG ZIYANG
(born Aug-06-1988) China
He is an IM.>

<kramputz> i visited his page and discovered my blunder! my apology to IM Zhang Ziyang, thanks for the correction.

Apr-11-11  kurtrichards: <PaperBridge:This is a great event,it seems,for Yifan Hou. ...What was her performance rating?> As solo fifth, Yifan Hou elo 2602 scored +2-1=8,6/11,for a total performance rating of 2645. c",)
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  HeMateMe: Terrific event for Hou Yifan, 5th place. I can't wait to see if she can play some more men's tournaments, do even more damage.
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  eternaloptimist: Ding Liren showed a lot of patience in this tourney. He didn't blow the vast majority of his opponents off the board. He had to grind down about 1/2 of them. His game against Li Shilong is a interesting & good example of this as well as yesterday's game of the day against Bu Xiangzhi. I like the pun of the game against Bu. His games against Bu & Wang Yue show that a changing of the guard is taking place in chess in China.
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  HeMateMe: A large percentage of decisive games here. I wish every tournament had these numbers.
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  chrisowen: <HeMateMe> hmm Ding Liren king step up Karpov-esque it
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