GM Ding Liren

Full name
Ding Liren
Born
Oct 24, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth
Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
Federation
China
Profiles

The highest rated player of China and two time Olympic Champion, GM Ding Liren is a force to reckon with and proclaimed by many to challenge for the world championship title. In September 2018, Ding became the first Chinese player to cross 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list and in November he reached a peak rating of 2816, the joint tenth highest rating in history. He is currently ranked number 4 in the world with 2813 Elo points (December 2018). 

He is known for his versatile style and being extremely hard to beat and he is also well known as a fierce Blitz player and in July 2016, he was the World’s highest rated Blitz player.

Ding Liren (Last name is Ding) is a chess prodigy who fought for the World Youth Championship titles starting from Under 10 category in 2003. He then became a Grandmaster at the age of 17 in 2009, following which he won the Chinese Chess Championships thrice in 4 years. Later, he topped that by winning the World Chess Olympiad twice with China in 2014 and 2018. In September 2017, he finished second at the Chess World Cup and thus becoming the first Chinese player to qualify for a Candidates tournament, where he was the only undefeated player. Ding continues to be the Chinese and Asian number 1 for more than a year now.

Best Game


Most Played Openings

White Pieces
King's Indian Attack (20) : A07 A08
Nimzo-Indian Defense (9) : E48 E49 E20 E33 E25
Indian Game (13) : A49 A46 E10
Reti Opening (10) : A04 A05 A09
Ruy Lopez Opening (4) : C65 C78 C67
Catalan Opening (19) : E06 E04 E05 E00 E01
Queen's Pawn Opening (12) : D02 A41 A40
Queen's Indian Defense (34) : E18 E16 E15 E17 E12
Petrov's Defense (2) : C42
Benoni Defense (7) : A60 A56 A61
Bogo-Indian Defense (16) : E11
Modern Defense (1) : A40
Dutch Defense (2) : A84 A81
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (3) : D44
Semi-Slav Defense (17) : D45 D43 D46 D44
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (3) : A40
French Defense (2) : C11 C02
Queen's Gambit Accepted (7) : D20
Old Indian Defense (4) : A53
Budapest Defense (1) : A52
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (1) : D70
Old Benoni Defense (1) : A44
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (1) : A58
Benko Gambit Declined (2) : A57
Blumenfeld Countergambit (1) : E10
Tarrasch Defense (1) : D34
London System (1) : A48
Caro-Kann Defense (1) : B12
Black Pieces
Giuoco Piano Game (16) : C50 C54 C53 C52
Reti Opening (9) : A06 A04 A05
Catalan Opening (4) : E00 E01
Trompowsky Attack (5) : A45
Queen's Gambit Declined (30) : D30 D31 D38
Four Knights Game (8) : C47 C48 C46
King's Indian Attack (13) : A07
Bishop's Opening (1) : C24
Queen's Pawn Opening (7) : D02 D00 A41 D03
Scotch Game (3) : C45
Vienna Game (4) : C26 C29
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (3) : A01
Semi-Slav Defense (15) : D45 D47 D43 D44
Slav Defense (8) : D11 D10
King's Gambit Accepted (1) : C33
Modern Defense (1) : B06
Caro-Kann Defense (46) : B10 B13 B12 B18 B17 B11
Alekhine Defense (1) : B04
Italian Game (1) : C55
Pirc Defense (2) : B09 B08
Hungarian Opening (1) : A00
London System (2) : A48
Torre Attack (5) : A48
Petrov's Defense (1) : C43
Benoni Defense (1) : A69
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (3) : D79 D78
Undefined (1) : A00

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