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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

China's national chess championships 2011 begin

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Hi everyone,

One of the most closely watched national chess tournaments in the world now is the Chinese National Chess Championships. The 2011 edition of the event has begun and would run from March 30 to April 10 in Xinghua, Jiangsu, China. It will be an 11 rounds competition with time control 90 minutes for the whole game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Ni Hua and Hou Yifan

GM Wang Yue and GM Bu Xiangzhi are the top seeds in the Open Section and also includes GM Hou Yifan. In the Women's Section top players are WGM Ju Wenjun, GM Zhao Xue, and WGM Shen Yang. You can watch live games here with games starting at 15:00 local time. More more news you can also check this website. For updates in English you can check

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