Ding Liren Retains Chinese Championship

Ding Liren Retains Chinese Championship

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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

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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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