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Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020 11:17
Yu Yangyi and Tan Zhongyi win Chinese Championship

The 2020 Chinese Championship in open and women sections took place in Xinghua Jiangsu from 19-30 December 2020. Both tournaments were 12-player round-robins with the time control of 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

The open section was a three-man race among Yu Yangyi, Lu Shanglei, and Wei Yi taking turns on the top throughout the tournament distance. All three GMs scored 8/11 each and tied for the first  Yu Yangyi clinching the champion title thanks to the best result in the direct encounters (he beat Wei Yi in the 9th round clash whereas Lu Shanglei drew both games).


Photo: Kirill Merkuryev

The Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun turned in a solid performance and came in clear fourth, two points behind the top trio.

Final standings open:

1. Yu, Yangyi (2709) – 8/11
2. Lu, Shanglei (2615) – 8
3. Wei, Yi (2732) – 8
4. Ju, Wenjun (2560) – 6
5. Zhao, Jun (2638) – 5½
6. Bai, Jinshi (2618) – 5½
7. Xu, Xiangyu (2573) – 5½
8. Xu, Yinglun (2554) – 5½
9. Lin, Yi (2408) – 5
10. Huang, Renjie (2422) – 4½
11. Wen, Yang (2594) – 4
12. Zhang, Rui (1658) – ½         


Photo: John Saunders

In the women’s tournament, the highest-rated participant Tan Zhongyi lived up to her reputation and took the title despite losing her first-round game. Guo Qi and Zhai Mo gave the champion a good run for her money and finished just a half-point behind.

Final standings women:

1.  Tan, Zhongyi (2510) – 8/11
2. Guo, Qi (2418) – 7½
3. Zhai, Mo (2366) – 7½
4. Ni, Shiqun (2389) – 7
5. Song, Yuxin (2290) – 7
6. Yan, Tianqi (2207) – 6
7. Yuan, Ye (2081) – 5½
8. Xiao, Yiyi (2301) – 5
9. Ning, Kaiyu (2327) 4½
10. Li, Xueyi (2328) – 3
11. Hu, Yu A. (2094) – 2½
12. Gu, Xiaobing (2263) – 2½

Official website: cca.imsa.cn