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Saturday, May 14, 2011

2nd Danzhou GM Chess Tournament begins with top Chinese players

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Hello everyone,

Danzhou mid-Autumn song festival
If you're a fan of Chinese chess players then get set to follow the 2nd Danzhou GM Chess Tournament that will take place in Danzhou, Hainan, China from May 14 to 24. It is a 9-game round robin event, with top 10 Chinese players competing. The time control is 90 minutes for the whole game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Draw offer is not allowed before 30th move. Women's World Champion Hou Yifan is also participating in the tournament. Last year the tournament was won by GM Bu Xiangzhi. You can follow Live games too. Making up the average Elo of 2659 are the following players:
  • Wang Hao 2732
  • Wang Yue 2714
  • Ding Liren 2664
  • Bu Xiangzhi 2662
  • Ni Hua 2661
  • Li Chao B 2656
  • Yu Yangyi 2646
  • Zhou Jianchao 2636
  • Hou Yifan 2612
  • Zhou Weiqi 2610

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