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Danzhou GM Tournament

Richard Rapport4.5/7(+2 -0 =5)[games]
Wei Yi4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Yu Yangyi4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Vladislav Artemiev3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Wang Hao3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev3/7(+1 -2 =4)[games]
Bassem Amin2/7(+0 -3 =4)[games] Chess Event Description
Danzhou GM (2019)

The 10th edition of the Danzhou Super Grandmaster Tournament took place from 30 June to 7 July 2019 in Danzhou on the South China Sea island province of Hainan. This year the 8-player round-robin featured five international grandmasters as well as some top Chinese players. The total prize fund was $60,000, with 20,000 for 1st place. Players had 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. (1) Tournament director: Ye Jiangchuan. Chief arbiter: Xiao Hong. Richard Rapport won with 4.5/7.

Official site: Chess-Results:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Rapport 2735 * 1 1 4 2 Yu Yangyi 2738 * 1 4 3 Wei Yi 2741 * 1 4 4 Gujrathi 2707 0 * 1 0 1 3 =5 Wang Hao 2737 0 * 1 3 =5 Artemiev 2761 1 0 * 3 7 Inarkiev 2693 0 0 * 1 3 8 Amin 2707 0 0 0 * 2

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Previous edition: Hainan Danzhou GM (2018)

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Rapport vs V Artemiev  ½-½352019Danzhou GMA15 English
2. Wang Hao vs Wei Yi  ½-½252019Danzhou GME32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. Yu Yangyi vs V S Gujrathi 1-0382019Danzhou GMC50 Giuoco Piano
4. B Amin vs E Inarkiev  0-1542019Danzhou GMA07 King's Indian Attack
5. R Rapport vs Wang Hao  ½-½342019Danzhou GMA14 English
6. Wei Yi vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½562019Danzhou GMC42 Petrov Defense
7. V S Gujrathi vs B Amin  ½-½332019Danzhou GME84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
8. V Artemiev vs E Inarkiev  ½-½722019Danzhou GMA13 English
9. Wang Hao vs V Artemiev  1-0762019Danzhou GMD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Yu Yangyi vs R Rapport  ½-½342019Danzhou GME32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. B Amin vs Wei Yi  0-1432019Danzhou GMD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. E Inarkiev vs V S Gujrathi  0-1362019Danzhou GMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Wang Hao vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½422019Danzhou GMA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
14. R Rapport vs B Amin 1-0442019Danzhou GMD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
15. Wei Yi vs E Inarkiev  ½-½352019Danzhou GME21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. V Artemiev vs V S Gujrathi 1-0542019Danzhou GMA37 English, Symmetrical
17. Yu Yangyi vs V Artemiev  ½-½582019Danzhou GMD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. B Amin vs Wang Hao  ½-½552019Danzhou GMB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. E Inarkiev vs R Rapport 0-1562019Danzhou GME12 Queen's Indian
20. V S Gujrathi vs Wei Yi  ½-½342019Danzhou GMD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. Yu Yangyi vs B Amin  ½-½632019Danzhou GME77 King's Indian
22. Wang Hao vs E Inarkiev  ½-½422019Danzhou GMC53 Giuoco Piano
23. R Rapport vs V S Gujrathi  ½-½452019Danzhou GMA08 King's Indian Attack
24. V Artemiev vs Wei Yi  ½-½392019Danzhou GMA06 Reti Opening
25. B Amin vs V Artemiev  ½-½652019Danzhou GMB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-03-19  sonia91: Just as in Karpov Poikovsky (2019), Artemiev bounces back from a loss (vs Wang Hao yesterday), this time to beat Vidit:
Jul-04-19  boz: I'm not counting Artemiev out. Strong character.
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  AdolfoAugusto: Hey Boz by any chance are you playing in Mexico?
Jul-04-19  boz: No, Adolpho, what's going on there?
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  AdolfoAugusto: The world amateur chess championship 2019 is held here in Manzanillo, Mexico. There is a player (CM Boban Bozinovic formely from somewhere in Yugoeslavia now playing with Austria) who kibitz in and I though that it might be you.
Jul-05-19  boz: Ha, I wish I were, Adolpho. No, my name is Bossy (not my attitude!). Boz is short for that.

If you are playing in Manzanillo, I wish you good luck!

Jul-05-19  csmath: Lousy round today. Vidit and Wei Yi drew in 12 moves, Wang Hao swindled Amin into a draw after both had winning advantages, Rapport won in a game that cannot be considered good either. Yu tortured Artemiev in rook ending without much chances to win, quite a boring one.

This is the first round I was watching in streaming and I have to say it will be the last one, this is not a "supertournament" in my book. They need to make rules against early draws, this 12-move stinker is not something that should be allowed just like that.

Jul-06-19  csmath: Round 6 with 4 draws.

Artemiev and Wei Yi played a nice game with the Chinese player defending well.

Vidit sacked a pawn for dynamic position and Rapport could not find anything else than to draw by perpetual.

Wang Hao played another weak game against Inarkiev.

Yu barely survived his encounter with tail-ender Amin in a sort of checkers pawn structure.

This is shaping as one easy-to-forget tournament.

Jul-07-19  fabelhaft: And Rapport won it in the end, has to be the by far strongest round robin he has won this far.
Jul-07-19  csmath: And Wang Hao lost in the last round to Vidit. Deservingly so after playing some poor chess in the last couple of rounds.

With a self-inflicted wound by playing a move that secured opponent's king and opening his own! This happens a lot in soccer but I have not seen this in chess yet.

Jul-07-19  siggemannen: Didn't know Vidit is a 2700 player!
Agreed with csmath, this tourney was a bit TOO peaceful
Jul-07-19  csmath: Vidit is #3 Indian player at the moment.

One expected somebody in this bunch to shoot up but it did not happen. Rapport played well, deserved the win in the tournament but Artemiev must have been a disappointment for his fans. He was the highest ranked player here but did not show much. Overall the quality of games is not memorable.

Jul-07-19  sonia91: Tbf, Artemiev has been successful (= 1st) in all tournaments he played this year (Gibraltar, World Teams, Euro Individual, Russian Team Championships (Premier) (2019), Poikovsky) before this one, I wouldn't be too hard on him. Only Carlsen can win all tournaments he takes part in :D
Jul-07-19  boz: I am sure we will be hearing much more from Artemiev. I look forward to it.
Jul-08-19  sonia91: <And Wang Hao lost in the last round to Vidit.> Apparently Vidit endend Wang Hao's 70-game unbeaten streak:
Jul-08-19  csmath: yup. Nevermind Artemiev, the most talented and the best player in this group is Either Wang Hao or Wei Yi, in my view.

Wang Hao is also the most original of the bunch. The problem for him is when he seeks original chess he often plays dubious one. In this tournament last three games he played were all of a dubious value and he deservingly lost the last one.

His rise initially was meteoric but for some reason he did not become regular top 10 as Ding Liren. There is something preventing him to achieve higher goals.

There are many enormous talents in China, it is just a matter of time we shall see somebody to rise as a storm over the rest. And this is in a country where there are ten times more Chinese chess players than standard chess players.

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  Gypsy: 4 Gujrathi 2707 0 * 1 0 1 3
=5 Wang Hao 2737 0 * 1 3
=5 Artemiev 2761 1 0 * 3

Why is Gujrathi listed clear ahead of the join Wang Hao & Artemiev? (Not all that important, just a bit puzzling)

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  Tabanus: <Gypsy> It's because they are equal by all the tiebreak criterias 1, 2 and 3, see, while Vidit is ahead on tb 2.
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  Sokrates: <cxmath: ... There are many enormous talents in China, it is just a matter of time we shall see somebody to rise as a storm over the rest. And this is in a country where there are ten times more Chinese chess players than standard chess players.>

Oh yes. They have already overflooded the main culture cities in Europe as tourists. They can be seen at all main art museums ignoring the art works but constantly taking selfies in front of them.

Statistics requiere that they shall have their rightful share of the chess elite in correspondance with their gigantuous population. So far they haven't produced a world champion less a candidate, but the women have set an omen of what to expect. Just like in the old USSR, dictatorships are good at breeding strong chessplayers. We should be thrilled!

Jul-17-19  sonia91: What a dumb comment... why do you have to throw politcs in a chess forum on a chess tournament??!
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  HeMateMe: china probably has more top flight Go players than the European countries or the USA. I guess that's something...
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