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GM Zhou Jianchao leader in the 1st Qin Huangdao Open Chess Tournament

The 1st Qin Huangdao Open Chess Tournament is being played in Qin Huangdao, Hebei, China, from 30 September to 7 October 2011.

The 9-round event, hosted by the Hebei Provincial Sports Bureau, Qin Huangdao Municipal People’s Government, is offering a generous prize fund of 87,000 USD. The winner takes 20,000 USD home.

GM Zhou Jianchao is strongly pushing ahead with two consecutive victories and is now a sole leader with 6 points from seven games. Vietnam’s GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and reigning China champion GM Ding Liren are half a point behind.

Zhou Jianchao

GM Zhou Jianchao

Round 7 top results:
GM Zhou Jianchao 2628 – GM Li Chao B 2710 1 – 0
GM Wang Yue 2716 – GM Zhou Weiqi 2598 ½ – ½
GM Ding Liren 2660 – Lu Yijie 2370 1 – 0
IM Wang Chen 2454 – GM Levan Pantsulaia 2614 ½ – ½
GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2644 – GM Sandipan Chanda 2640 1 – 0
GM Liem Le Quang 2717 – Ma Qun 2455 1 – 0
GM Xu Jun 2500 – GM Yu Yangyi 2646 0 – 1
IM Batchuluun Tsegmed 2435 – GM Negi Parimarjan 2631 0 – 1
GM Wu Wenjin 2387 – GM Zhao Jun 2587 0 – 1
IM Yang Kaiqi 2413 – IM Lu Shanglei 2517 ½ – ½
IM Liu Qingnan 2431 – GM Bu Xiangzhi 2666 0 – 1
Yu Ruiyuan 2428 – GM Wen Yang 2547 1 – 0

Round 7 standings:
1. GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2628 – 6.0
2-3. GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2644 and GM Ding Liren CHN 2660 – 5.5
4-11. GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2598, GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2631, IM Wang Chen CHN 2454, GM Wang Yue CHN 2716, GM Liem Le Quang VIE 2717, GM Levan Pantsulaia GEO 2614, GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2646 and GM Zhao Jun CHN 2587 – 5.0
12-19. GM Li Chao B CHN 2710, IM Gundavaa Bayrsaikhan MGL 2467, IM Lu Shanglei CHN 2517, GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2666, Lu Yijie CHN 2370, Yu Ruiyuan CHN 2428, IM Yang Kaiqi CHN 2413 and Wan Yunguo CHN 2459 – 4.5 etc (78 players)

Round 8 top pairings:
GM Ding Liren 2660 – GM Zhou Jianchao 2628
GM Negi Parimarjan 2631 – GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2644
GM Yu Yangyi 2646 – GM Liem Le Quang 2717
GM Levan Pantsulaia 2614 – GM Wang Yue 2716
GM Zhou Weiqi 2598 – IM Wang Chen 2454
GM Zhao Jun 2587 – GM Bu Xiangzhi 2666
GM Li Chao B 2710 – Wan Yunguo 2459
IM Lu Shanglei 2517 – Yu Ruiyuan 2428
IM Gundavaa Bayrsaikhan 2467 – IM Yang Kaiqi 2413
Lu Yijie 2370 – IM Batchuluun Tsegmed 2435
GM Sandipan Chanda 2640 – IM Lou Yiping 2433
GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly 2631 – IM Yu Lie 2416
GM David Arutinian 2577 – GM Wu Wenjin 2387

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