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Asian Zone 3.5 Chess Championships

20th to 28th March in Tianjin, China

Asian Zone 3.5 Chess Championships are taking place from 20th to 28th March in Tianjin, China. The Men’s tournament is a qualifier for the 2011 World Chess Cup and top two finishers will book tickets for Khanty Mansiysk. 55 players compete in the 9-round Swiss tournament.

Women’s tournament takes place concurrently and is a qualification for the 2012 Women World Championship. 32 participants compete over 9 rounds of Swiss system. Top four finishers progress in the World Championship cycle.

It is interesting to note that the Chinese Players Selection for the 2011 World Chess Team Tournament, which is set for 15-26th July in Ningbo, China, was played as an 8-player double round robin from 5th to 18th March.

Final standings:

1-3. GM Yu Yangyi 2652, GM Li Chao B 2646 and GM Zhou Weiqi 2592 – 9.0

4. GM Ding Liren 2637 – 8.0

5. GM Zhao Jun 2580 – 6.0

6. Xiu Deshun 2508 – 5.5

7. GM Zhou Jianchao 2660 – 5.0

8. Wan Yunguo 2458 – 4.5

All eight players continue the streak by participating in the Zonal Championship. But that is not all, as Gujuan Tzu informs that immediately after the Zonal, the Chinese Chess Championships 2011 starts from 29th March in Xinghua, Jiangsu, and goes on until 10th April. Busy month on the Chinese chess scene.

Bu Xiangzhi

Bu Xiangzhi, top rated in the Men’s tournament

WWCC Wenjun Ju

Ju Wenjun, top seed in the Women’s Zonal

Participants in Women’s tournament:

1 WGM Ju Wenjun 2519

2 WGM Shen Yang 2443

3 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2428

4 WGM Wang Yu A. 2398

5 WGM Huang Qian 2394

6 WGM Ding Yixin 2376

7 WGM Gu Xiaobing 2369

8 WGM Zhang Xiaowen 2344

9 Guo Qi 2331

10 Wang Jue 2275

11 WM Wang Xiaohui 2218

12 WGM Tian Tian 2217

13 Wang Doudou 2182

14 Xu Huahua 2139

15 WF Zhai Mo 2136

16 Li Xueyi 2073

17 Lei Tingjie 2025

18 Qiu Mengjie 1976

19 Zhu Ying 1963

20 Deng Siyu 1930

21 Li Zhuoling 1898

22 Gu Tianlu 1843

23 Liao Rui 1828

24 WF Li Yunshan 0

25 Chen Yuxuan 0

26 Guo Weibao 0

27 Hong Xing 0

28 Ni Shiqun 0

29 Peng Tianli 0

30 Shen Zhiyuan 0

31 Yang Danning 0

32 Yang Yijing 0

Participants in Men’s tournament:

1 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2677

2 GM Zhou Jianchao 2660

3 GM Yu Yangyi 2652

4 GM Li Chao B 2646

5 GM Ding Liren 2637

6 GM Zhou Weiqi 2592

7 GM Zhao Jun 2580

8 GM Li Shilong 2520

9 Xiu Deshun 2508

10 Wan Yunguo 2458

11 Lu Shanglei 2456

12 M Lou Yiping 2446

13 Yu Ruiyuan 2439

14 Gao Rui 2435

15 M Liu Qingnan 2435

16 Wang Chen 2435

17 M Yang Kaiqi 2399

18 Li Haoyu 2386

19 Jia Haoxiang 2383

20 Lu Yijie 2378

21 Xu Hanbing 2378

22 Li Hanbin 2341

23 Li Bo 2313

24 Fang Yan 2271

25 Liu Chang 2271

26 FM Wei Yi 2270

27 Ma Zhonghan 2262

28 Chu Wei Chao 2179

29 Bai Jinshi 2157

30 Li Aize 2113

31 Zhang Xiaopeng 2113

32 Xu Yi 2077

33 Wang Yi Ye 2061

34 Xu Yinglun 2039

35 Fang Yuxiang 1916

36 Zhang Haoyue 1906

37 Chen Jun 0

38 Dai Changren 0

39 Du Zeyu 0

40 Li Jiatong 0

41 Li Yanghao 0

42 Liu Yang 0

43 Nan Fei 0

44 Sun Zhibo 0

45 Tang shaoxuan 0

46 Xiang Zeyu 0

47 Xiao Tong 0

48 Xu Jialun 0

49 Xu Xiangyu 0

50 Xu Yining 0

51 Yu Chaojie 0

52 Yu Xiangbo 0

53 Zhang Yiming 0

54 Zhang Zihao 0

55 Zhu Yingjie 0

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