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China Chess Championships – Round Eight

24th May to 4th June 2010 in Xinghua, Jiangsu Province

The 2010 China Chess Championships are taking place from 24th May to 4th June 2010 in Xinghua, Jiangsu Province. Both competitions are 12-player round-robins, with 11 rounds of play and time control of 90min +30sec per move.

Earlier joint leader Grandmaster Zhou Jianchao lost two games in a row and slipped down to the middle of the crosstable. Bu Xiangzhi is now sharing the first place with the experienced GM Li Shilong. Top seed Hao Wang and GM Ni Hua are half a point behind.

Ni Hua

Ni Hua

Round 7 results:

GM Bu Xiangzhi – GM Ni Hua ½ – ½

GM Zhou Weiqi – GM Zhou Jianchao 1 – 0

GM Wang Hao – Lu Shanglei 1 – 0

GM Ding Liren – IM Zhang Ziyang ½ – ½

GM Li Shilong – GM Li Chao B 1 – 0

Ji Dan – GM Hou Yifan 0 – 1

Round 8 results:

GM Ni Hua – GM Hou Yifan ½ – ½

GM Li Chao B – Ji Dan 1 – 0

IM Zhang Ziyang – GM Li Shilong ½ – ½

Lu Shanglei – GM Ding Liren 0 – 1

GM Zhou Jianchao – GM Wang Hao 0 – 1

GM Bu Xiangzhi – GM Zhou Weiqi ½ – ½

Round 8 standings (men):

1. GM Li Shilong 2514 - 5.5

2. GM Bu Xiangzhi 2681 - 5.5

3. GM Ni Hua 2667 - 5.0

4. GM Wang Hao 2722 - 5.0

5. GM Zhou Jianchao 2652 - 4.5

6. GM Ding Liren 2547 - 4.5

7. GM Zhou Weiqi 2585 - 3.5

8. GM Hou Yifan 2589 - 3.5

9. IM Zhang Ziyang 2422 - 3.5

10. GM Li Chao B 2619 - 3.5

11. Lu Shanglei 2349 - 2.0

12. Ji Dan 2379 - 2.0

Round 9 pairings:

GM Zhou Weiqi – GM Ni Hua

GM Wang Hao – GM Bu Xiangzhi

GM Ding Liren – GM Zhou Jianchao

GM Li Shilong – Lu Shanglei

Ji Dan – IM Zhang Ziyang

GM Hou Yifan – GM Li Chao B

Ju Wenjun, top seeded in the women’s championship, continues to dominate the tournament. With 6.5 points from eight games she is already full point ahead of Huang Qian, who earlier shared first place but then lost the steam.

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Ju Wenjun

Round 7 results:

Wang Jue – WGM Gu Xiaobing ½ – ½

IM Wang Yu – WGM Shen Yang ½ – ½

WFM Ding Yixin – WGM Zhang Jilin 1 – 0

WGM Zhang Xiaowen – WGM Ju Wenjun 0 – 1

WGM Huang Qian – WGM Tan Zhongyi 0 – 1

Wang Doudou – GM Zhao Xue 0 – 1

Round 8 results:

WGM Gu Xiaobing – GM Zhao Xue 1 – 0

WGM Tan Zhongyi – Wang Doudou 1 – 0

WGM Ju Wenjun – WGM Huang Qian ½ – ½

WGM Zhang Jilin – WGM Zhang Xiaowen ½ – ½

WGM Shen Yang – WFM Ding Yixin 0 – 1

Wang Jue – IM Wang Yu ½ – ½

Round 8 standings (women):

1. WGM Ju Wenjun 2500 - 6.5

2. WGM Huang Qian 2437 - 5.5

3. WFM Ding Yixin 2327 - 5.0

4. IM Wang Yu 2337 - 4.5

5. WGM Tan Zhongyi 2464 - 4.5

6. WGM Gu Xiaobing 2361 - 4.0

7. GM Zhao Xue 2493 - 3.5

8. WGM Shen Yang 2452 - 3.5

9. WGM Zhang Xiaowen 2426 3.5

10. Wang Jue 2180 - 2.5

11. WGM Zhang Jilin 2280 - 2.5

12. Wang Doudou 2216 - 2.5

Round 9 pairings:

IM Wang Yu – WGM Gu Xiaobing

WFM Ding Yixin – Wang Jue

WGM Zhang Xiaowen – WGM Shen Yang

WGM Huang Qian – WGM Zhang Jilin

Wang Doudou – WGM Ju Wenjun

GM Zhao Xue – WGM Tan Zhongyi

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