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Wang Yue Wins Chinese Championship

  • SonofPearl
  • on 28/04/13 06:37.

php5gSmFc.jpegTop seed Wang Yue was a convincing winner of the 2013 Chinese Individual Chess Championships with a score of 7½/11. He secured first place with a round to spare, and the winning margin was an impressive 1½ points despite a loss in the last round.

The contest had been close in the first half of the competition, with Wang Yue losing in the very first round.  However, he finished with a strong second half to take the title.

The women's championship was won by Ding Yixin with 8/11 in a much tighter contest.  Her two nearest rivals, Guo Qi and Shen Yang were half a point behind.

Former women's world champion Hou Yifan placed a respectable fourth in the main competition, and 13 year-old GM-elect Wei Yi also performed well, finishing sixth.

The competition took place took place in Xinghua, Jiangsu from 16-27 April. The time control was 90 minutes for the whole game plus a 30 second increment.

The final standings in 2013 Chinese Championship

# Name Elo Pts
1 Wang Yue 2706 7.5
2 Ma Qun 2559 6.0
3 Li Chao B 2686 6.0
4 Hou Yifan 2617 5.5
5 Xiu Deshun 2534 5.5
6 Wei Yi 2530 5.5
7 Bu Xiangzhi 2662 5.5
8 Zhao Jun 2589 5.5
9 Yu Yangyi 2675 5.5
10 Zhou Weiqi 2590 5.0
11 Zhou Jianchao 2607 5.0
12 Li Shilong 2558 3.5

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Wang Hao and Ding Liren were absent this year. The latter is currently playing in the Alekhine Memorial, while Wang Hao features in the Norway Chess tournament in May.

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Chinese women's champion, Ding Yixin

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The final standings in the women's championship

# Name Elo Pts
1 Ding Yixin 2427 8.0
2 Guo Qi 2439 7.5
3 Shen Yang 2397 7.5
4 Tan Zhongyi 2483 6.5
5 Zhang Xiaowen 2367 6.5
6 Wang Jue 2401 6.0
7 Zhai Mo 2259 6.0
8 Lei Tingjie 2232 5.0
9 Kuang Yinghui 2212 4.0
10 Ni Shiqun 2213 3.5
11 Ren Xiaoyi 2212 3.0
12 Li Xueyi 2135 2.5

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Photos from the Sina chess blog. Games via TWIC.  Official website here.

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  • 19 mesi fa

    Lawdoginator

    Way to go, Wang!  Hope he gets into more international tournaments again. 

  • 19 mesi fa

    TDP903

    Kuang resigned because her dark square bishop was hanging after getting out of check and would have been down a minor piece going into the endgame.

  • 19 mesi fa

    EN-johnpeter101

    why did kuang resign that game?

  • 19 mesi fa

    drumdaddy

    Cute knight promotion by Yixin Ding in the Kuang game.

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