China chess festival
Nov 2, 2013, 5:30 PM
Ding dominates Danzhou
The 4th 'Hainan Danzhou Super Grand Master Chess Tournament' finished on May 29 in Danzhou City, Hainan province, China.
This traditional round robin tournament, with a total prize fund of 300,000 yuan, gathered ten top Chinese GMs, not including the country’s top-rated player, Wang Hao, and the former women world champion, Hou Yifan, who are both preparing their midterm exams at Beijing University.
The final winner was top seed GM Ding Liren (2707), who win the tournament for the first time with 7.0/9. Ni Hua had been the leader until the seventh round when the two players collided for a crucial clash.
Ding Liren faces then leader Ni Hua