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Ding Liren Retains Chinese Championship

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/7/12, 3:20 AM.

Ding Liren successfully defended his Chinese Chess Championship title in Jiangsu Province, China with a score of 8/11.

Remarkably, this is the third national title for the 19 year old talent who won his first national championship in 2009, and his second in 2011.

The format was a single round-robin with 12 players taking part. There was a separate women's championship in the same format which was won by Huang Qian. Women's world champion Hou Yifan took part in the main event but had a disappointing time, oddly losing both her games to the weakest players in the field.

DIng Liren: Three times Chinese Champion at 19 years of age

Ding Liren 3.jpg

The final standings:

Name Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
GM Ding Liren  2660 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 8
GM Yu Yangyi  2615 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 7
GM Ni Hua  2637 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
GM Wang Yue  2702 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 6
GM Zhao Jun  2583 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 0
GM Bu Xiangzhi  2668 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1
GM Li Shilong  2549 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 5
GM Hou Yifan  2639 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 0 5
GM Zhou Jianchao  2625 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 5
GM Lu Shanglei  2514 0 0 ½ 1 0 1 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 5
IM Liu Qingnan  2461 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0
IM Wang Chen  2490 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 3



Huang Qian took the women's title

Huang Qian.jpg

Name Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
WGM Huang Qian  2399 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 8
WGM Zhang Xiaowen  2354 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 8
WGM Ju Wenjun  2557 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7
WGM Guo Qi  2351 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1
IM Wang Yu A  2372 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1
WGM Tan Zhongyi  2438 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 6
Wang Jue  2366 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ * 0 1 1 1 1 6
WGM Ding Yixin  2350 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ ½ ½
Nie Xin  2053 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 4
WGM Gu Xiaobing  2257 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 4
WIM Wang Xiaohui  2209 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 3
Wang Doudou  2186 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ *

Pictures from the Sina Chess Blog.

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  • 3 years ago

    Gaffneychess

    Boargo

    First game: 72. ...Ng5? Why?

    What else is there?  72...f3? 73.Ka5 and black must move the knight, or his king which allows the white king to penetrate converting the extra pawn into a queen or allowing a checkmate, and losing a pawn. 

  • 3 years ago

    Sahasrara

    This young man should be playing among the likes of top 10 already, fresh talent will add an interesting twist to the current top 10 player tournaments. 

  • 3 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Where was Wang Hao? 

  • 3 years ago

    Boargo

    First game: 72. ...Ng5? Why?

  • 3 years ago

    Chess4001

    ding liren like to drink nong fu quan shui- Nong Fu spring water

  • 3 years ago

    monys

    Or maybe the international exposure should dig in China. There should be many other chess talents in there.

  • 3 years ago

    retu66

    Awesome article and great games:)thanks a lot

  • 3 years ago

    kirgar

    great player!!could somebody annotate one of his games?

  • 3 years ago

    schleichnaldo

    Huang Qian wears a feyenoord rotterdam jack

  • 3 years ago

    beegcheez

    awesome article with great games :)

  • 3 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    The performance and chess of Ding Liren in the Chinese championships have been outstanding, yet I have never seen his chess anywhere else!  I like his treatment of the French defense.

  • 3 years ago

    Hudlommen

    And why don't men and women play the same tournemet? Sure women are crazy with hormones and sick with love, but in chess they are pretty equal right?

  • 3 years ago

    Hudlommen

    I can't name any of them. Maybe i'm just a softcore chess fan ;)

  • 3 years ago

    novzki41

    i've heard of Dong Liren but I was expected Wang Yue to take this one...

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  • 3 years ago

    chesszking

    just recite manual, babies,no sense

  • 3 years ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    Amazing consistency. He deserves a better international exposure. Most hardcore chess fans can name Wang Hao, Wang Yue, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua and Hou Yifan, but how many of them know who Ding Liren is?!

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