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China Chess Championships 2011

Ding Liren, Zhang Xiaowen and Zhao Xue leaders after round 9

The Chinese Chess Championships 2011 are taking place from 30th March to 10th April 2011 in Xinghua, Jiangsu, China. Both groups are 12-players round robin tournaments. Women World Champion Yifan Hou competes in the Open section.

The top eight finishers qualify for the China Chess Championships 2012. The last four players will compete in China Chess Championship 2012 Group B. Champion of the Open section will be invited to play for the Chinese team in the World Chess Team Championship in Ningbo later this year. Four players already earned the place in the team: Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Li Chao b and Yu Yangyi.

GM Ding Liren, China champion in 2009, guards the lead in the Open section ever since he took it away from GM Ni Hua in the direct duel in the 7th round. Liren has 7.0 points, and GM Zhao Jun is trailing half a point behind. Ni Hua is third with 6.0, while top-seeded Wang Yue is uncommonly in the middle of the table with only 4.5 points.

GM Zhao Xue, who just defeated the top seed and defending champion WGM Ju Wenjun, and 2009 Asia champion WGM Zhang Xiaowen are joint leaders in the Women section, with 7.0 points each. Full point behind is the most pleasant surprise, the untitled player Wang Jue (2275).

Nalchik GP Zhao Xue

GM Zhao Xue

Li Chao b - Zhao Jun

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Round 9 results (open):

Zhang Ziyang 0-1 GM Li Shilong

GM Bu Xiangzhi ½-½ GM Zhou Jianchao

GM Yu Yangyi 1-0 GM Wang Yue

GM Zhao Jun 1-0 Xiu Deshun

GM Ding Liren 1-0 GM Li Chao b

GM Ni Hua 1-0 GM Hou Yifan

Round 10 pairings (open):

GM Li Shilong – GM Hou Yifan

GM Li Chao b – GM Ni Hua

Xiu Deshun – GM Ding Liren

GM Wang Yue – GM Zhao Jun

GM Zhou Jianchao – GM Yu Yangyi

Zhang Ziyang – GM Bu Xiangzhi

Round 9 results (women):

GM Zhao Xue 1-0 WGM Ju Wenjun

WGM Shen Yang 0-1 WGM Wang Yu A

WGM Huang Qian 0-1 WGM Zhang Xiaowen

WGM Ding Yixin 0-1 WGM Tan Zhongyi

Wang Jue 1-0 WIM Xu Tong

WGM Gu Xiaobing 0-1 Guo Qi

Round 10 pairings (women):

WGM Ju Wenjun – Guo Qi

WIM Xu Tong – WGM Gu Xiaobing

WGM Tan Zhongyi – Wang Jue

WGM Zhang Xiaowen – WGM Ding Yixin

WGM Wang Yu A – WGM Huang Qian

GM Zhao Xue – WGM Shen Yang

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