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China Chess Championship – Round 5

Tan Zhongyi and Wang Hao leading Women and Men groups respectively

The 2009 China Chess Championship is taking place on 26th May – 6th June in the city of Xinghua Jiangsu. With two consecutive wins, GM Wang Hao extends his lead in the Men Championship to a full point ahead of untitled Ding Liren. Ji Dan, rated only 2342, is also doing great by holding 3 points, while some of the famous Grandmasters are struggling – GM Zhang Pengxiang has only one point.

In the Women Championship, 3rd-seeded Tan Zhongyi is currently on top with 4.5 points, closely followed by GM Zhao Xue and WGM Shen Yang who are half point behind. WFM Ding Yixin is 4th while rest of the field is trailing on 50% points and less.

2009 China Chess Championship – Men

Round 5 results:

GM Liang Chong - GM Li Shilong 1 – 0

GM Zhang Pengxiang - Ding Liren 0 – 1

GM Ni Hua - Ji Dan ½ – ½

GM Hou Yifan - GM Bu Xiangzhi ½ – ½

GM Zhou Weiqi - GM Zhou Jianchao ½ – ½

GM Li Chao B - GM Wang Hao 0 – 1

Round 5 standings:

1. GM Wang Hao 2696 - 4.5

2. Ding Liren 2458 – 3.5

3. GM Bu Xiangzhi 2704 - 3

4. Ji Dan 2342 - 3

5. GM Zhou Jianchao 2635 - 3

6. GM Li Chao B 2643 - 2.5

7. GM Ni Hua 2724 - 2.5

8. GM Zhou Weiqi 2563 - 2.5

9. GM Hou Yifan 2590 - 2

10. GM Liang Chong 2511 - 1.5

11. GM Zhang Pengxiang 2638 - 1

12. GM Li Shilong 2557 - 1

Round 6 pairings:

GM Li Shilong - GM Wang Hao

GM Zhou Jianchao - GM Li Chao B

GM Bu Xiangzhi - GM Zhou Weiqi

Ji Dan - GM Hou Yifan

Ding Liren - GM Ni Hua

GM Liang Chong - GM Zhang Pengxiang

2009 China Chess Championship – Women

Round 5 results:

Wang Xiaohui - WFM Ding Yixin 0 – 1

Tan Zhongyi - IM Wang Yu A 1 – 0

WIM Xu Tong - Wang Jue 1 – 0

WGM Shen Yang - Ju Wenjun ½ – ½

GM Zhao Xue - WGM Zhang Jilin 1 – 0

WIM Zhang Xiaowen - WGM Gu Xiaobing 1 – 0

Round 5 standings:

1. Tan Zhongyi 2436 - 4.5

2. GM Zhao Xue 2531 - 4

3. WGM Shen Yang 2420 - 4

4. WFM Ding Yixin 2281 - 3.5

5. IM Wang Yu A 2364 - 2.5

6. Wang Xiaohui 2265 - 2.5

7. Ju Wenjun 2454 - 2.5

8. WIM Zhang Xiaowen 2340 - 2

9. WGM Gu Xiaobing 2336 - 1.5

10. WIM Xu Tong 2231 - 1.5

11. WGM Zhang Jilin 2335 - 1

12. Wang Jue 2162 - 0.5

Round 6 pairings:

WFM Ding Yixin - WGM Gu Xiaobing

WGM Zhang Jilin - WIM Zhang Xiaowen

Ju Wenjun - GM Zhao Xue

Wang Jue - WGM Shen Yang

IM Wang Yu A - WIM Xu Tong

Wang Xiaohui - Tan Zhongyi

Round 3 report

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