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Wei Yi and Lei Tingjie are 2017 Chinese Chess Champions

The 2017 Chess Championships of China for men and women were held from 23rd April to 4th May in Xinghua Jiangsu China. Both events were 12-player round robins.

In each section four players singled out on the top leaving the rest of respective fields far behind.

In the men’s championship the top seed Wei Yi emerged champion with 8,5 points. Trailing by half a point are Wen Yang and former world junior champion Lu Shanglei. After Zhou Jianchao on 7,5 points, there is a huge gap of 2 points before the next group of followers.

In the women’s championship Lei Tingjie edged the reigning world champion Tan Zhongyi to claim the national title with 9/11 points. Wang Jue and Tan Zhongyi are half a point behind, while former world junior champion Guo Qi landed on 8 points. The chasing pack is on 5,5 points.

Wei Yi and Lei Tingjie are 2017 Chinese Chess Champions

Final standings (men):

1. GM Wei Yi CHN 2727 – 8.5
2-3. GM Lu Shanglei CHN 2615 and GM Wen Yang CHN 2613 – 8
4. GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2613 – 7.5
5-6. IM Wang Chen CHN 2505 and GM Gao Rui CHN 2543 – 5.5
7. GM Bai Jinshi CHN 2585 – 5
8. GM Zeng Chongsheng CHN 2536 – 4.5
9-10. Xu Yinglun CHN 2557 and IM Xu Yi CHN 2454 – 4
11. Xu Minghui CHN 2283 – 3
12. Fang Yan CHN 2447 – 2.5

Final standings (women):

1. GM Lei Tingjie CHN 2471 – 9
2-3. WGM Wang Jue CHN 2335 and GM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2508 – 8.5
4. IM Guo Qi CHN 2413 – 8
5-6. Yuan Ye CHN 2306 and Ren Xiaoyi CHN 2262 – 5.5
7-8. WFM Xiao Yiyi CHN 2290 and WGM Zhai Mo CHN 2303 – 5
9. Zhang Lanlin CHN 2080 – 4
10. WIM Gu Tianlu CHN 2212 – 3
11. Zhu Jiner CHN 2154 – 2.5
12. Zhu Ying CHN 2107 – 1.5

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