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Lin Chen
Number of games in database: 131
Years covered: 2005 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2489 (2539 rapid, 2493 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2532

Overall record: +23 -47 =60 (40.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B51 B47 B30 B40 B53
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C77 C67 C85 C84
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B13 B18 B11
 French Defense (6) 
    C00 C05 C07
 Four Knights (4) 
    C47 C49
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (16) 
    D15 D11 D10
 King's Indian (11) 
    E90 E94 E62 E84 E71
 Sicilian (10) 
    B51 B40 B43 B42 B90
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C67 C65
 Four Knights (4) 
    C47 C49
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lin Chen vs Ding Liren, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Lin Chen vs A Gupta, 2008 1-0
   Lin Chen vs Wei Yi, 2015 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chinese Championship (2014)
   Chinese League (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Chinese Chess League (2017)
   Chinese Chess League (2016)
   Qatar Masters (2015)

   🏆 Chinese League
   Li Shilong vs Lin Chen (Jun-26-19) 1/2-1/2
   Lin Chen vs Zhao Jun (Jun-25-19) 1/2-1/2
   Lin Chen vs Zexu Liu (Jun-24-19) 1/2-1/2
   Lin Chen vs Yibo Zhou (Jun-23-19) 1-0
   Lin Chen vs Qilin Bao (Jun-22-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born 1988) China

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International Master (2013); 1 GM norm (2015).

Most of Lin Chen's FIDE rated games have been played within the Chinese League.

Master norms

<International Master norms> Lin Chen gained his IM norms at the Aeroflot Open A2 group in February 2008, scoring the 4.5/9 he needed for the norm; at the World Junior Championship (2008), where he scored 7.5/13, 1.5 points above the requisite score for the norm; and at the Asian Cities Team Championship that finished on 27 October 2013. (1) Lin Chen was therefore 25 years old when he acquired his IM title.

<Grandmaster> He gained a GM norm at the Golden Sands A tournament in June 2015. (2)

Chinese League

Lin Chen played in the "Torch Real Estate" Cup Chinese Premier League in 2008 and 2009 although neither of the results of these events, nor that of the Chinese League Division B in 2010, in which he also participated, are available. (3) He played for the Wuxi Huafang Construction Team team in the 2012 season of the Chinese League Division A, with the team finishing 7th. He played for the Jiangsu team in the Chinese League A in seasons 2013 (team finished fourth), 2014 (winning team gold) and in 2015.


Lin Chen is currently playing in the Asian Continental Championship in August 2015. (4)

References and sources

(1);; (3) Not available in the English language; (4)

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zhong Zhang vs Lin Chen  1-0662005Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueC67 Ruy Lopez
2. Wang Yue vs Lin Chen  1-0682005Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Lin Chen vs Xu Jun  0-1582005Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Lin Chen vs C Liang  0-1412005Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueC77 Ruy Lopez
5. J Ye vs Lin Chen  ½-½342005Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
6. Lin Chen vs M Gagunashvili  1-0582005Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueB08 Pirc, Classical
7. Bu Xiangzhi vs Lin Chen  1-0442005Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueA16 English
8. Lin Chen vs W Zili  0-1492005Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueB58 Sicilian
9. Ni Hua vs Lin Chen  1-0382005Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess LeagueB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. Short vs Lin Chen  ½-½382008TCh-CHN AB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Lin Chen vs Zhang Pengxiang  0-1452008TCh-CHN A(Rapid)B32 Sicilian
12. A Salihovic vs Lin Chen 0-1362008World Junior ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
13. D Baramidze vs Lin Chen 1-0252008World Junior ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. Lin Chen vs M Ragger  1-0462008World Junior ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
15. Lin Chen vs A Gupta  1-0552008World Junior ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
16. Lin Chen vs Yifan Hou ½-½622008World Junior ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. M Rodshtein vs Lin Chen  1-0302008World Junior ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. Lin Chen vs D Khamrakulov  1-0272008World Junior ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. Ivan Popov vs Lin Chen  1-0352008World Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. Lin Chen vs G N Gopal  ½-½322008World Junior ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
21. R Mamedov vs Lin Chen  1-0322008World Junior ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Lin Chen vs S Djuraev  ½-½412008World Junior ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
23. D Sengupta vs Lin Chen  ½-½302008World Junior ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
24. Lin Chen vs I Papadopoulos  1-0462008World Junior ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
25. Ding Liren vs Lin Chen ½-½422012Chinese LeagueD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  cro777: IM Lin Chen is playing very well in the Qatar Masters Open 2015, one of the strongest chess open tournaments ever. In rounds 6 and 7 he had two consecutive wins against strong grandmasters Daniil Dubov and Hou Yifan

In the penultimate round he meets Wesley So with the black pieces.

Dec-27-15  epistle: His wins looked more like his opponents underestimated him and overpressed. Wesley BS should not do this and go for an immediate draw by repetition of moves.

(thunder and lightning)

Dec-28-15  epistle: If only looks could kill---

Dec-28-15  epistle: Let's see a draw now. I couldn't afford to be too ambitious with you boy, since you are not yet a GM like me.

But if an opportunity to do another lynching opens itself up, do it Lin Chen!

Dec-28-15  epistle: GM Wesley So (2781) - IM Chen Lin (2532)
Queen's Gambit Declined Slav

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.e3 Bf5 6.Qb3

Hmmmn. A yawning gap (249 elo points) separate our hero, whose name even sounds like a Chinese restaurant, from his challenger. But he must persevere and prevail because that is the only way he can catch up with Magnus.

Dec-28-15  epistle: 6...Ra7 7.Nh4 Bg6 8.Nxg6 hxg6 9.g3 e6 10.Bg2 *

It's still theory up to this point. Trust me.

Dec-28-15  epistle: 10...Be7 11.Bd2

We have a new move! As far as the Opening Explorer show this has not been tried before.

Dec-28-15  epistle: 11....Nbd7 12. Ne2...

Hmmn. Out of the Opening Explorer mutes winking. I say white wants to reposition his N.

Dec-28-15  epistle: 12....0-0. Black has equalised. We are in for the long haul.
Dec-28-15  epistle: Just play solidly Lin Chen. So's brain has liquified reading amulet's fake list over and over again.
Dec-28-15  epistle: 13.Qc2....

Freeing the b2 pawn for a possible push.

Dec-28-15  epistle: 13....Ra8.

Attaboy Lin Chen! Solid play. The white Q having gotten fed up threatening the b7 pawn, the R has to improve its position also to a8.

Dec-28-15  epistle: My brilliant analysis here was cut short earlier by CG who prevented my postings by saying I was posting too much.

My god. When I troll I'm suspended. When I do chess, I also suffer censorship

Dec-28-15  epistle: Lin Chen is a revelation in this tournament.

A draw here, as I said, would be ok.

Dec-28-15  epistle: Wesley BS may overpress however and lose
Dec-28-15  epistle: Go Lin Chen!
Dec-28-15  epistle: Lin Chen has a passed pawn. This should be a draw unless it queens.
Dec-28-15  epistle: <chessobserver: I got my wish! Wesley vs. Lin Chen (2532)!>

Indeed. Next time be careful what you wish for. LOL

Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: With a draw against Wesley So in the penultimate round, Lin Chen obtained his third grandmaster norm.

Dec-28-15  Pulo y Gata: Since Wesley BS is Carlsen's equal, Lin Chen has got himself promoted as Magnus's equal also..
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  cro777: Lin Chen holds Wesley So in 132 move marathon game.

Dec-28-15  epistle: Great job Lin Chen! The entire Philippines salutes you! Thank you!
Dec-29-15  epistle: Credit partly goes to this great player. I think you again sir.
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: What was Magnus thinking?

Dec-30-15  epistle: I wonder why he doesn't know when a draw is a draw?

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