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Zhao Jun
Zhao Jun 
Number of games in database: 503
Years covered: 2001 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2638 (2638 rapid, 2547 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641

Overall record: +127 -98 =197 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 81 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B90 B40 B30 B52 B25
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C77 C78 C65 C67 C69
 Slav (21) 
    D12 D11 D15 D16 D17
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B92 B93 B96 B94
 English (13) 
    A15 A16 A11 A18 A13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D35 D37 D38 D31 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B90 B33 B30 B51 B92
 King's Indian (36) 
    E94 E62 E90 E71 E81
 Sicilian Najdorf (26) 
    B90 B92 B97 B94 B96
 English (15) 
    A14 A15 A16 A17 A10
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E17 E12 E14 E19
 Slav (11) 
    D10 D15 D17 D12 D16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs J Christiansen, 2014 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs Zhou Jianchao, 2012 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs R Preotu, 2019 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs J Vakhidov, 2015 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs Chen Xueshen, 2005 1-0
   Zhou Weiqi vs Zhao Jun, 2012 0-1
   Zhao Jun vs M Flores, 2019 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs Wang Yue, 2013 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs Zhao Jun, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2014/15 (2014)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   Chinese Championship (2011)
   Chinese Championship (2015)
   Chinese Championship (2014)
   Chinese Championship (2021)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   PRO Chess League KO Stage (2019)
   Chinese League (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   Chinese Chess League (2016)
   Chinese Chess League (2017)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 Chinese Championship
   Di Li vs Zhao Jun (May-15-21) 1-0
   Zhao Jun vs Ju Wenjun (May-14-21) 1/2-1/2
   Wei Yi vs Zhao Jun (May-13-21) 1-0
   Yan Liu vs Zhao Jun (May-12-21) 1/2-1/2
   Zhao Jun vs J Bai (May-12-21) 1-0

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(born Dec-12-1986, 35 years old) China
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Grandmaster (2004).

Born in Jinan, Shandong, China, Zhao Jun is China's 19th Granmdaster. His three GM norms were earned at the Aeroflot Open (2004), the 2004 Chinese Team Championship in Jinan and at the World Junior Championship 2004 that was staged in Cochin.

Zhao played in the World Cup (2007) where he defeated Pentala Harikrishna in the first round, but went down to Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu in the second. He placed 2nd at Zonal 3.5 (2014), thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2015) where he lost his first round match to Ian Nepomniachtchi in the rapid game tiebreaker to exit the event.

He is the winner of the Campomanes Memorial Cup 2010, came =1st at the Queenstown Chess Classic (2012) and won the Hastings (2014/15) with a powerful performance, scoring 8/9.

He placed =5th with 6/11 at the Chinese Championship (2015).

Wikipedia article: Zhao Jun

Last updated: 2021-12-12 01:40:15

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 512  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yu Ruiyuan vs Zhao Jun  0-1402001TCh-CHN MenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. Zhao Jun vs C Liang  1-0242001TCh-CHN MenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. Wang Yaoyao vs Zhao Jun  1-0382001TCh-CHN MenA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
4. Zhao Jun vs J Xie  1-0372001TCh-CHN MenC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Zhong Zhang vs Zhao Jun 0-1612001TCh-CHN MenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Zhao Jun vs Wu Wenjin  ½-½302001TCh-CHN MenB30 Sicilian
7. Li Bo vs Zhao Jun  ½-½692001TCh-CHN MenA34 English, Symmetrical
8. Zhao Jun vs Yu Shaoteng  ½-½252001TCh-CHN MenC42 Petrov Defense
9. Bu Xiangzhi vs Zhao Jun  1-0342001TCh-CHN MenA65 Benoni, 6.e4
10. Zhao Jun vs Zhang Weida  ½-½402001TCh-CHN MenB50 Sicilian
11. Zhao Jun vs W Zili  0-1342001HeiBei ZonalB57 Sicilian
12. Zhou Weiqi vs Zhao Jun  1-0332001HeiBei ZonalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. Zhao Jun vs C Liang  0-1402001HeiBei ZonalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. Wu Wenjin vs Zhao Jun  0-1702001HeiBei ZonalA04 Reti Opening
15. Zhao Jun vs X Peng  ½-½352001HeiBei ZonalC77 Ruy Lopez
16. R Wang vs Zhao Jun  ½-½222001HeiBei ZonalA65 Benoni, 6.e4
17. Zhao Jun vs Bu Xiangzhi  ½-½472001HeiBei ZonalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. Zhong Zhang vs Zhao Jun 1-0422001HeiBei ZonalB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Zhao Jun vs Ni Hua  ½-½402001HeiBei ZonalB40 Sicilian
20. Zhao Jun vs J Ye  0-1452001HeiBei ZonalB40 Sicilian
21. Yu Shaoteng vs Zhao Jun  1-0232001HeiBei ZonalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. Zhao Jun vs Liang Jinrong  0-1642001HeiBei ZonalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. Xu Jun vs Zhao Jun  1-0402001HeiBei ZonalA61 Benoni
24. H Davidenko vs Zhao Jun  0-1292001WYB16A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
25. Zhao Jun vs L Perdomo  1-0492001WYB16C77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 512  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-23-06  notyetagm: Zhao Jun, playing under the handle <CK-324>, has earned a spot in the FIDE Blitz Championship by winning a qualifying tournament on ICC.
Sep-25-07  BIDMONFA: Zhao Jun


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  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, Jun Zhao!
May-05-09  timhortons: Unless one make mistake

[Event "Blitz:4'+2""]
[Site "beijing china"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Zhao jun"]
[Black "Wesley So"]
[Result "*"]
[PlyCount "26"]
[TimeControl "240+2"]

139M♗ 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. a4 e6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. e3 Qa5 8. Nd2 Bb4 9. Qc2 c5 10. Nb3 Qc7 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. dxc5 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Bxc5 *

New game - Rybka 3 1-cpu 32-bit, Blitz:4'+2"

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1. = (0.02): 14.Nxc5 Qxc5[]
2. = (-0.10): 14.Bd3 Be7 15.Rc1 Bd7 16.0-0 Rc8 17.Nd4 Bd6 18.h3 0-0 19.Qb3 e5

May-05-09  timhortons: Live feed

May-05-09  timhortons: New game - Rybka 3 1-cpu 32-bit, Blitz:4'+2"

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1. = (-0.02): 19...Rfd8 20.Rd3 g6 21.Rad1 Qb6 22.h3 Kg7 23.R1d2 e5 24.e4 Rxd3 2. = (0.00): 19...Rac8 20.Rd3 Rfd8 21.Rad1 Rxd3 22.Qxd3 Qb6 23.f3 h6 24.Qd2 Rb8 25.Kf2

This almost rybka perfect moves well surely result in a draw.

May-05-09  timhortons: Chinese fire works was not set to explode in these game.

Its drawish from the start and so it end.


Final position.

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May-05-09  shintaro go: Wesley's team (Bank of Qingdao) was once again slaughtered 3.5 - 1.5 (five boards playing).
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  Tabanus: GM Zhao Jun, China, born 12 December 1986. Now rated 2577,

GM in 2005. Rated 2589 in Jan. 2008. ICC: CK-324

GM application:


In World Cup 2005 he was knocked out by Kamsky in round 1. In World Cup 2007 he survived rd. 1 vs Harikrishna but lost rd. 2 vs. Nisipeanu. Placed 4th in Asian Ch 2007.

Biographies: (in English) (in Polish)

Winner of Campomanes Memorial Cup (Philippines) 28 Aug. - 3 Sept. 2010:

Apr-11-11  Billy Ray Valentine: Though I prefer positional games, this games deserves some coverage...

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  Penguincw: Happy 25th B-Day!
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  whiteshark: Many happy returns of the Day, GM <Zhao Jun>!
Jan-05-15  paavoh: A good run at the 90th Hastings.
Jan-06-15  twinlark: Well done in winning this year's Hastings.
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Zhao Jun for winning the 90th Hastings Chess Congress (2014). He started out with 7 straight wins before "limping" in the end with 2 draws with black. He placed a full point ahead of 3 players.

Zhao Jun went 8/9 in the tournament, which is a TPR of 2852. With his current rating of 2595, he's in line to gain 25.6 to rise to 2620.6, which I believe is a career high.

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  cro777: GM Zhao Jun won the 1st Zhongfu Chess Open which took place in Shijiazhuang city, Hebei province, China from 8-16 August 2015.

He scored 7.5/9 and finished one point ahead of Ma Qun and Lu Shanglei.

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  cro777: GM Zhao Jun and WGM Gu Xiaobing – newly married chess couple.

Six-year relationship resulted in marriage. The wedding was held in Zhao Jun home in Jinan, Shandong (on March 18, 2017):

A gentle forehead kiss:

What is so remarkable about a forehead kiss? It gives us a feeling of love, comfort, and feeling as though we are the most special person in the world.

Gu Xiaobing is a Woman Grandmaster. She competed in the Women's World Chess Championship in 2001 and 2012. She has her own chess academy (Yangzhou Yunhe Chess Academy, Yangzhou) and has been many times commentator for China Central TV and China Chess Association events. Gu has also been press officer for the FIDE in the World Mind Sports Games.

Mar-22-17  dumbgai: Another strong chess couple from China.

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