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Thursday, October 6, 2011

GM Zhou Jianchao leads in 1st Qin Huangdao Open Chess Tournament after 7 rounds

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Hello everyone,

GM Zhou Jianchao is leading in the 1st Qin Huangdao Open Chess Tournament in Qin Huangdao, Hebei, China. The 9-round event is being held from September 30 to October 7, 2011. Hosted by the Hebei Provincial Sports Bureau, Qin Huangdao Municipal People’s Government, it offers a generous prize fund of $87,000. The winner takes $20,000 home.

GM Zhou Jianchao has already won two games in a row and is sole leader with 6 points from seven games. Vietnam’s GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and reigning China champion GM Ding Liren are half a point behind.

GM Zhou Jianchao

Round 7 standings:
1. GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2628 – 6.0
2-3. GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2644 and GM Ding Liren CHN 2660 – 5.5
4-11. GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2598, GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2631, IM Wang Chen CHN 2454, GM Wang Yue CHN 2716,GM Liem Le Quang VIE 2717, GM Levan Pantsulaia GEO 2614, GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2646 and GM Zhao Jun CHN 2587 – 5.0
12-19. GM Li Chao B CHN 2710, IM Gundavaa Bayrsaikhan MGL 2467, IM Lu Shanglei CHN 2517, GM Bu XiangzhiCHN 2666, Lu Yijie CHN 2370, Yu Ruiyuan CHN 2428, IM Yang Kaiqi CHN 2413 and Wan Yunguo CHN 2459 – 4.5 etc (78 players)

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