Bu Xiangzhi returns on top after round eight
The First Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament is being held from 11th June to 20th June 2010 in Danzhou city, Hainan province, China.
Ten top Chinese Grandmasters compete, with the exception of GM Wang Yue plays Bazna Kings in Romania. The playing format is round robin and the time control will be 90 minutes per player with an incremental time of 30 seconds per move.
Bu Xiangzhi returned to leading position after a brief setback and loss in round seven when Ding Liren and Li Chao b caught him up on the first place tie. But in round eight Bu defeated Zhou Jianchao, while Ding and Li split the point in their match.
The reigning China champion Hao Wang surges ahead after a victory against the only female player – Yifan Hou, this being his third in a row. An opposite example is Ni Hua, who completely dropped out of form, having signed five consecutive losses.
Round 8 results:
GM Bu Xiangzhi – GM Zhou Jianchao 1 – 0
GM Zhou Weiqi – GM Ni Hua 1 – 0
GM Ding Liren – GM Li Chao B ½ – ½
GM Yu Yangyi – GM Zhao Jun ½ – ½
GM Wan Hao – GM Hou Yifan 1 – 0
Round 8 standings:
1. GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2681 - 5.5
2. GM Ding Liren CHN 2547 - 5.0
3. GM Li Chao B CHN 2619 - 5.0
4. GM Wan Hao CHN 2722 - 5.0
5. GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2585 - 4.0
6. GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2652 - 4.0
7. GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2585 - 3.5
8. GM Zhao Jun CHN 2574 - 3.5
9. GM Hou Yifan CHN 2589 - 3.0
10. GM Ni Hua CHN 2667 - 1.5
Round 9 pairings:
GM Hou Yifan – GM Bu Xiangzhi
GM Zhao Jun – GM Wan Hao
GM Li Chao B – GM Yu Yangyi
GM Ni Hua – GM Ding Liren
GM Zhou Jianchao – GM Zhou Weiqi