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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yu Yangyi wins 2nd Hainan Dangzhou Super GM chess tournament in China

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Hello everyone,

Sixteen-year-old Yu Yangyi has won the very strong 2nd Hainan Dangzhou Super GM tournament held from May 15 to 24, 2011 in Dangzhou, Hainan (China). He was a full 1.5 points ahead of the 10-player that played a single round-robin format. The time control was 90 minutes for the whole game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Draw offers were not allowed before move 30. Women's World Champion Hou Yifan (2612) played her worst tournament in recent years and finished last with just one victory and two draws (a 2447 performance). The complete current top 10 in China participated:

# Name Title Fed Rating World rank Birth year
1 Wang, Hao g CHN 2732 19 1989
2 Wang, Yue g CHN 2714 29 1987
3 Ding, Liren g CHN 2664 78 1992
4 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN 2662 80 1985
5 Ni, Hua g CHN 2661 83 1983
6 Li, Chao b g CHN 2656 90 1989
7 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2646 103 1994
8 Zhou, Jianchao g CHN 2636 119 1988
9 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2612 187 1994
10 Zhou, Weiqi g CHN 2610 193 1986

You can access the official website at this link if you're comfortable with Chinese. 

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