Chinese Chess Champs Conclude

Chinese Chess Champs Conclude

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 6, 2010, 8:20 AM |
5 | Chess Event Coverage

Wang_Hao.JPGThat's the Chinese "Chess Championships", not the "Chinese Chess" Championships!

The event took place in Xinghua, in the Jaingsu province, from 24 May - 4 June.  China is a powerful force in chess these days, and this national event had a good turn out.

Top seeded Wang Hao won the men's championship thanks to a superior tie-break score after a strong finish left him level with rivals Bu Xiangzi and Zhou Jianchao on 7.5/11.

The women's championship was far more decisive, with winner Ju Wenjun able to lose her final round game yet still take the title.  16 year old women's prodigy Hou Yifan finished a disappointing 11th in the "men's" event.

The final standings in the men's championship

Wang Hao   2722 *   ½   1 0 1 ½   ½   1 1 1 ½   ½  
Bu Xiangzhi  2681 ½  *  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1 ½  1 1  
Zhou Jianchao  2652 0 ½  *  1 ½  1 1 1 1 0 ½  1  
Li Shilong  2514 1 ½  0 *  0 1 ½  0 0 1 1 1 6
Ni Hua  2667 0 ½  ½  1 *  ½  ½  1 0 ½  ½  1 6
Li Chao  2619 ½  ½  0 0 ½  *  1 ½  ½  ½  ½  1  
Zhang Ziyang  2422 ½  ½  0 ½  ½  0 *  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 5
Ding Liren  2547 0 0 0 1 0 ½  ½  *  1 ½  1 ½  5
Lu Shanglei  2349 0 0 0 1 1 ½  ½  0 *  0 1 1 5
Zhou Weiqi  2585 0 ½  1 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  1 *  0 0  
Hou Yifan  2589 ½  0 ½  0 ½  ½  ½  0 0 1 *  1  
Ji Dan  2379 ½  0 0 0 0 0 0 ½  0 1 0 *  2

 

The final standings in the women's championship

Ju Wenjun   2500 *   ½   0 ½   1 ½   1 1 ½   1 1 1 8
Huang Qian  2437 ½  *  0 ½  1 1 ½  1 ½  ½  1 1  
Tan Zhongyi  2464 1 1 *  0 0 ½  1 0 1 ½  1 1 7
Wang Yu A  2337 ½  ½  1 *  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½  ½   
Ding Yixin  2327 0 0 1 ½  *  0 0 1 ½  1 1 1 6
Zhao Xue  2493 ½  0 ½  ½  1 *  0 0 0 1 1 1  
Wang, Jue  2180 0 ½  0 ½  1 1 *  1 ½  0 0 ½  5
Zhang Xiaowen  2426 0 0 1 ½  0 1 0 *  0 1 1 ½  5
Gu Xiaobing  2361 ½  ½  0 0 ½  1 ½  1 *  0 0 ½   
Shen Yang  2452 0 ½  ½  ½  0 0 1 0 1 *  ½  ½   
Wang Doudou  2216 0 0 0 ½  0 0 1 0 1 ½  *  ½   
Zhang Jilin  2280 0 0 0 ½  0 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  *  3

 

A crucial win for Wang Hao is below.  If you want to try out your Chinese language skills, the official website is here.

 

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