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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chess Championships of China:Round 5 results and standings

Here are the results from round 5 of the Chinese Women's Chess Championship:

Bo.No. Name Result Name
1 Wang Xiaohui 0 - 1 WFM Ding Yixin
1 Tan Zhongyi 1 - 0 IMWang Yu
3 WIM Xu Tong 1 - 0 Wang Jue
4 WGM Shen Yang ½ - ½ Ju Wenjun
5 GM Zhao Xue 1 - 0 WGMZhang Jilin
6 WIM Zhang Xiaowen 1 - 0 WGMGu Xiaobing

Untitled Tan Zhongyi continues to surprise chess experts by maintaining her lead in the 2009 Chinese Women's Chess Championship. The fourth-highest ranked player entering the event, Zhongyi has defeated two WGM's and an IM so far in the tournament. Can she continue to play like this?

As a consequence of these results here are the standings in the Chinese Women's Chess Championship after 5 rounds of play:

1st Tan Zhongyi 2436 4. 5 points
2nd-3rd GM Zhao Xue 2531 and WGM Shen Yang 2420 both have 4 points.
4th WFM Ding Yixin 2281 3.5 points
5th-7th IM Wang Yu A 2364, Wang Xiaohui, 2265 and Ju Wenjun 2454 all have 2.5 points
8th WIM Zhang Xiaowen 2340 2 points,
9th-1oth WGM Gu XiaobingCHN 2336 and WIM Xu Tong 2231 both have 1.5 points
11th WGM Zhang Jilin CHN 2335 1 point
12th Wang Jue CHN 2162 1/2 point.

Here is some information I found on the internet concerning Tan Zhongyi. She was born on November 5th,1991 (which means she is 17 years old). Tan won the World Youth U10 Girls Chess Championship twice consecutively in 2000 and 2001 . In 2002, she won the World Youth U12 Girls Chess Championship. In the 2008 Women's World Chess Championship Tan defeated Tania Sachdev in one game and drew a game with GM Pia Cramling, which shows how strong a chess player she is.


Turning to the Chinese Men's Chess Championship, here are the results from round 5 of the Chinese Men's Chess Championship:

Bo. Name Result Name
No. 1 GM Liang Chong 1 - 0 GM Li Shilong
2 GM Zhang Pengxiang 0 - 1 Ding Liren
3 GM Ni Hua ½ - ½ Ji Dan
4 GM Hou Yifan ½ - ½ GM Bu Xiangzhi
5 GM Zhou Weiqi ½ - ½ GMZhou Jianchao
6 GM Li Chao 0 - 1 GMWang Hao

As a consequence of these game results here are the standings after 5 rounds of play in the Chinese Men's Chess Championship:

1. GM Wang Hao 4.5 points, 2.Ding Liren 3.5 points, 3rd-5th GMBu Xiangzhi , Ji Dan and
GM Zhou Jianchao all have 3 points, 6th-8th GM Li Chao B, GM Ni Hua, and
GM Zhou Weiqi all have 2.5 points, 9th GM Hou Yifan 2 points,
10th GM Liang Chong 1. 5 points, 11th-12th GM Zhang Pengxiang and GM Li Shilong both have 1 point.

Like in the Women's Championship, in the Men's we have an unrated player, Ding Liren doing extremely well . In the World Youth Boys U12 Championship held in 2004, Ding Liren finished in a second place. source: These strong showings of these untitled players show how deep the chess talent is in China at this point in time.

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