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🏆 China Chess Kings (2015)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wang Yue, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Lu Shanglei, Zhao Jun

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
China Chess Kings (2015)

Knock-out tournament played in Taizhou, China 24-30 November 2015. Chess.com report: https://www.chess.com/news/view/wei.... TWIC: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews.... Wei Yi beat Bu Xiangzhi in the final match 1-.

See also China Chess Queens (2015).

 page 1 of 1; 20 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei  ½-½342015China Chess KingsD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. Ni Hua vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½332015China Chess KingsA04 Reti Opening
3. Yu Yangyi vs Ni Hua 1-0972015China Chess KingsC49 Four Knights
4. Bu Xiangzhi vs Wang Yue  ½-½272015China Chess KingsD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Yu Yangyi vs Ni Hua ½-½362015China Chess KingsA06 Reti Opening
6. Zhao Jun vs Wei Yi ½-½222015China Chess KingsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. Lu Shanglei vs Ding Liren 1-0582015China Chess KingsC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
8. Wei Yi vs Zhao Jun 1-0462015China Chess KingsC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Ni Hua vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½332015China Chess KingsD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. Wang Yue vs Bu Xiangzhi 0-1312015China Chess KingsD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Yu Yangyi vs Wei Yi  ½-½182015China Chess KingsC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
12. Bu Xiangzhi vs Lu Shanglei  ½-½382015China Chess KingsE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
13. Lu Shanglei vs Bu Xiangzhi  0-1312015China Chess KingsC26 Vienna
14. Wei Yi vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½302015China Chess KingsB30 Sicilian
15. Yu Yangyi vs Wei Yi  ½-½382015China Chess KingsC45 Scotch Game
16. Wei Yi vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½732015China Chess KingsB30 Sicilian
17. Yu Yangyi vs Wei Yi  0-11082015China Chess KingsC77 Ruy Lopez
18. Wei Yi vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½322015China Chess KingsA00 Uncommon Opening
19. Bu Xiangzhi vs Wei Yi  ½-½312015China Chess KingsD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
20. Wei Yi vs Bu Xiangzhi 1-0562015China Chess KingsC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Nov-25-15  iking: draws ....
Nov-25-15
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  offramp: Which of these eight are the queens?
Nov-25-15
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  Pedro Fernandez: <<offramp>: Which of these eight are the queens?> My dear <offramp>! Time without to "speak" with you. I guess this tournament refers to Kings and Queens on the chessboard, about Ks & Qs of China, I doubt it. Greetings my dear friend!
Nov-25-15  LuckyChucky: Did you mean "Which of these eight are the queers?" As in any tournament, tough to tell.
Nov-25-15  sonia91: <Which of these eight are the queens?> I just submitted a correction slip to change the names. There a 2 separate tournaments for men and women, Chess Kings and Chess Queens respetively: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...
Nov-25-15
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  jith1207: Which of these 8 pawns are destined to be promoted and glorified as queen?
Nov-25-15  waustad: This is a knockout event. I'm not sure if 2 games constitute a round (maybe 4?) or what tiebreaks are if they are 1-1 after the regular classical games are done. Will there be rapids/blitz like many knockout events?
Nov-25-15  sonia91: Yeah, 1 round is made up of 2 classical games, followed in case by 2 rapid games, 2 blitz and armageddon, exactly like World Cup. The purpose of this KO tournament is to train the players to World Cup and Women's World Championship.

This means that Ding Liren has been eliminated.

Nov-25-15  devere: < sonia91: Yeah, 1 round is made up of 2 classical games, followed in case by 2 rapid games, 2 blitz and armageddon, exactly like World Cup. The purpose of this KO tournament is to train the players to World Cup and Women's World Championship.

This means that Ding Liren has been eliminated.>

It seems possible Ding may also have been eliminated from the 2016 Grand Chess Tour, since his rating has fallen to 11th in the world. Of course there's still a month to go until the January 2016 rating list is released.

Nov-25-15  jphamlore: <devere> I had the impression this time the Grand Chess Tour invites on ratings would be based on an average of ratings over a year, so it might not be clear who is where in the ratings standings?
Nov-25-15  jphamlore: Wei Yi might be a born natural genius at both blitz and playing the Ruy Lopez, it's just that his handlers tried to shield him from what he was born to play. This has led to very unfortunate timing where it is possible Wei Yi will miss out on the next Grand Prix cycle, unless perhaps he gets the FIDE Presidential invite. That would leave Wei Yi with very few options to qualify for the next Candidates 2018 except through the World Cup.
Nov-26-15  iking: Yue and Liren has fallen ...
Nov-26-15  Strongest Force: Offramp, anybody with the name Wang should certainly be a King...he he he...:)
Nov-26-15  Imran Iskandar: If I'm not mistaken, Ding still stands a pretty good chance of qualifying for next years GCT, but I'll have to check Martin Bennedik's spreadsheet (link below). It might depend on who wins this year's GCT.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

Nov-26-15  ajile: I can't contain my excitement. There's a game that isn't a Ruy Lopez or QGD in there.
Nov-27-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <anybody with the name Wang should certainly be a King...>

Do explain why, SF. We're all ears.

Nov-27-15  Strongest Force: Wang = Dick. As in Dick Clark...he he he...:)
Nov-27-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Sigh. I'd never have guessed, SF.
Like Dick Nixon, eh?
Nov-27-15  schlechter2006: Good luck to Wei Yi I hope to see more of your games.
Nov-28-15
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  jith1207: Chess24 shows more games and rounds have happened, Wei Yi has beaten Yangyi Yu to qualify for the next round (Semis?). I hope the Kid gains more confidence along the way. His 108-move win over Yangyi Yu in a practically drawn position was one to watch in the third tie break (probably blitz), as the opponent blundered a Bishop blocking move after playing equally well for 100 moves!! Wei Yi pounced on the opportunity and booked his place in the next round.
Nov-29-15  fisayo123: <jith1207> I believe its the finals. <Wei Yi vs Bu Xiangzhi>
Nov-29-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Wei Yi defeated Zhao Jun 1.5-0.5 in Round 1 and Yu Yangyi 3.5-2.5 in Round 2 (semifinals). His opponent in the final is Bu Xiangzhi.

In the first game of the final in a Symmetrical English the players agreed to a draw after 31 moves.

http://down3.qipai.org.cn/group1/M0...

Tomorrow (November 30th) will be the last round of the tournament. Wei Yi will play with the white pieces in the second classical game. In case of a draw the play-off will follow.

Nov-29-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: Thanks Guys! I was confused by the grouping of women's player games along with men's in same rounds in some web sites. I am not knowledgeable about much of their players (though fairly better about men), so this tournament has been an eye opener for me to their talent.
Nov-30-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: So, Wei Yi wins the final and becomes the King of China. Avenges the loss against Bu Xiangzhi a month ago in chinese division A league.

All Hail The King and The Future Emperor!

Nov-30-15  fisayo123: Wei Yi wins the tournament after destroying Bu Xiangzhi in yet another impressive display!
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