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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hainan Danzhou GM Tournament

Wei Yi6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Le Quang Liem5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Ding Liren5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Wang Hao5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Yu Yangyi5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Vasyl Ivanchuk4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Lu Shanglei2.5/9(+0 -4 =5)[games]
Vladimir Malakhov2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hainan Danzhou GM (2017)

The 8th Danzhou Super GM tournament took place 9th to 18th July 2017. Time controls: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 extra minutes for the remaining moves, with a 30-second increment per move from move one. Tournament director: Ye Jiangchuan. Chief arbiter: Xiao Hong. Wei Yi won with 6.5/9.

Report by Peter Doggers (with photos): https://www.chess.com/news/view/wei... TWIC: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews... Crosstable (http://www.chess-results.com/tnr291...) :

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Wei Yi 2738 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 6½ 2 Le Quang Liem 2726 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5½ 3 Ding Liren 2781 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 5½ 4 Naiditsch 2712 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5 5 Wang Hao 2698 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 6 Yu Yangyi 2753 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 5 7 Ivanchuk 2729 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 4½ 8 Ponomariov 2699 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 3½ 9 Lu Shanglei 2638 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 2½ 10 Malakhov 2722 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 2

Previous: Hainan Danzhou GM (2016). Next: Hainan Danzhou GM (2018)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Naiditsch vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½362017Hainan Danzhou GMC48 Four Knights
2. V Malakhov vs Ivanchuk  ½-½292017Hainan Danzhou GMA15 English
3. Lu Shanglei vs Wei Yi 0-1282017Hainan Danzhou GMB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. Wang Hao vs Ding Liren  ½-½262017Hainan Danzhou GMD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Le Quang Liem vs Ponomariov  ½-½402017Hainan Danzhou GME10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Ivanchuk vs Wei Yi  ½-½442017Hainan Danzhou GME10 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Ponomariov vs Lu Shanglei  ½-½472017Hainan Danzhou GMA13 English
8. Ding Liren vs Le Quang Liem ½-½442017Hainan Danzhou GMA36 English
9. Yu Yangyi vs Wang Hao  ½-½582017Hainan Danzhou GMD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. V Malakhov vs Naiditsch  ½-½652017Hainan Danzhou GMB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
11. Lu Shanglei vs Ding Liren 0-1402017Hainan Danzhou GMC50 Giuoco Piano
12. Wei Yi vs Ponomariov 1-0402017Hainan Danzhou GMA13 English
13. Le Quang Liem vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½542017Hainan Danzhou GMD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Wang Hao vs V Malakhov  ½-½292017Hainan Danzhou GMC45 Scotch Game
15. Naiditsch vs Ivanchuk  ½-½472017Hainan Danzhou GMB41 Sicilian, Kan
16. Ivanchuk vs Ponomariov  ½-½372017Hainan Danzhou GMC48 Four Knights
17. Ding Liren vs Wei Yi ½-½642017Hainan Danzhou GME06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. Yu Yangyi vs Lu Shanglei  1-0352017Hainan Danzhou GMA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
19. V Malakhov vs Le Quang Liem 0-1382017Hainan Danzhou GMC50 Giuoco Piano
20. Naiditsch vs Wang Hao  ½-½472017Hainan Danzhou GMC42 Petrov Defense
21. Ponomariov vs Ding Liren 0-1522017Hainan Danzhou GME48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
22. Wei Yi vs Yu Yangyi 1-0642017Hainan Danzhou GMC42 Petrov Defense
23. Lu Shanglei vs V Malakhov  ½-½322017Hainan Danzhou GMC67 Ruy Lopez
24. Wang Hao vs Ivanchuk  ½-½352017Hainan Danzhou GMC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Le Quang Liem vs Naiditsch  ½-½492017Hainan Danzhou GME73 King's Indian
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Jul-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: A visit to the Danzhou Tropical Botanical Garden during the rest day.

One of the most popular sites in Danzhou is Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park and Botanical Garden, which contains several thousand rare species from all four corners of the planet.

The players in an intimate encounter with nature in the "tropical plant kingdom":

http://static.news.sina.com.tw/arti...

Jul-15-17  jith1207: <All four corners of the planet> Number of pizza corners in new York city would overtake that count xD

Thanks for the link.

Ding Liren played against Ivanchuk today. I thought he played fully drunk. Now I realise he probably got bitten by a mysterious species of insect in the botanical garden.

Jul-15-17  jith1207: Hey chess elite, Make Wei for Yi. He is in Elite GM category officially, having set to cross ELO 2760 by end of this tournament. Hope to see him being invited for more super tournaments next year and can't wait for that. Hope he gains confidence and showcase consistency against the very top.

Happy for the very healthy competition in ELO 2650 - 2750 category too.

Jul-17-17  mprodrigues: Lu Shanglei is by no means a bad player, but he lost all his games against fellow chinese players and drew the others, might be that they just know his game all too well, but it sure is fishy.
Jul-17-17  markz: <mprodrigues: Lu Shanglei is by no means a bad player, but he lost all his games against fellow chinese players and drew the others, might be that they just know his game all too well, but it sure is fishy.>

I don't think so. Lu rating is 2638, lost 4 drew 4 so far. Malakhov is 2722, also lost 4 drew 4. Do you really think Lu should play better than Matakhov? Any good reason?

Jul-17-17  WorstPlayerEver: <markz>

U giv reason 1st before ask

Jul-17-17  markz: <WorstPlayerEver: <markz> U giv reason 1st before ask>

I gave reason already. Can you read?

My reason: Lu rating is 2638, Malakhov is 2722. Normally, Malakhov should play better than Lu.

My question: Do you really have any good reason to think Lu should play better than Malakhov, who lost 4 drew 4 also? Why do you think Lu's results (lost 4 drew 4) is fishy?

Jul-17-17  mprodrigues: <markz> no no no, you got it all wrong, I'm not saying he losing 4 games and drawing 4 is fishy, that is perfectly normal and actually could happen to any of them, what I'm saying is that he lost to all chinese players and only to them and drew against the others, which is kind of reminiscent of old soviet russia way of fixing matches. Also I said that it might simply be that the other chinese players just know him too well, but it piqued my curiosity nonetheless.
Jul-17-17  WorstPlayerEver: <markz>

Uhmm.. if everything in this world would live up to its standards all the time..

But I just say the Chinese still have to learn how to fix chess tournaments in a more decent eh way 😊

Jul-17-17  markz: <mprodrigues: <markz> no no no, you got it all wrong, I'm not saying he losing 4 games and drawing 4 is fishy, that is perfectly normal and actually could happen to any of them, what I'm saying is that he lost to all chinese players and only to them and drew against the others, which is kind of reminiscent of old soviet russia way of fixing matches. Also I said that it might simply be that the other chinese players just know him too well, but it piqued my curiosity nonetheless.>

No no no, I didn't misunderstand you at all!

You were saying Lu lost 4 games because the Chinese players fixed match, correct? If they didn't fix match, you think Lu shouldn't lose some of these games, correct? So basically, you think Lu should play better than +0=4-4 in this tournament, correct?

Ironically, in the same tournament, Malakhov, a 2722 super GM, got the exact same result +0=4-4. Can you explain why Lu should play better than Malakhov? Why Lu's 4 games loss to Chinese players is fishy? Why Lu should play better than +0=4-4?

Other evidences. Just in Geneva Grand Prix this month, Rapport 2694 got +1=3-5, Hou 2666 got +1=3-5, Salm 2638 got +1=3-6. They didn't play better than Lu 2638, correct? "It sure is fishy"!? Are you still sure?

Your logic is wrong, and you didn't understand my logic. Do you really understand simple logic? I doubt.

Jul-17-17  markz: <WorstPlayerEver: <markz> Uhmm.. if everything in this world would live up to its standards all the time..

But I just say the Chinese still have to learn how to fix chess tournaments in a more decent eh way 😊>

Where is your logic? Sure, you can say anything you want. So what?

Jul-17-17  mprodrigues: <markz> man I don't get why you need to be so agressive, cool down xD it is a simply observation. If my logic is wrong or I can't understand yours we simply need to communicate better, I'm not threatening your honor or anything ok.
Jul-17-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: It's just a coincidence. One thing I find refreshing about the Chinese players (men and women) is they do tend to have a real go at each other.

Hi Markz,

The lads are just having a wee joke (hence the 😊 thingy being added.)

You may not know the full extent of how the old USSR 'arranged things' and to some here it still rankles.

Here is just one of many episodes.

Spassky talking about this game Spassky vs Smyslov, 1953

" The tournament started with the ‘massacre’ among the Soviet chess players. Petrosyan won against Tolush, I defeated Smyslov, and after the 7th round Laszlo Szabo was leading the field. Suddenly there came a telegram from Moscow ordering us to stop shedding our own blood and insisting that we should draw all our games between ourselves. Luckily, I had already scored a point against Smyslov."

http://www.kingpinchess.net/2007/11...

Jul-17-17  markz: <Sally Simpson: It's just a coincidence. One thing I find refreshing about the Chinese players (men and women) is they do tend to have a real go at each other. Hi Markz,

The lads are just having a wee joke (hence the 😊 thingy being added)

You may not know the full extent of how the old USSR 'arranged things' and to some here it still rankles>

I don't think the current China is similar to the old USSR (chess-wise).

The Chinese players have a real go at each other in daily life. But when they face each other on the chess board, they are fighters. I don't think they fix match. For example, I have seen Ding, Wei, and Yu fighted heavily with each other in many chess games. Usually, there is no easy draw between them.

Also, I don't think the Chinese players' rating are inflated artificially. For examples, in Tata 2016, Ding is 8.0/13 TPR 2833, Wei is 6.5/13 TPR 2751. In Tata 2017, Wei is 7.5/13 TPR 2811. Seems underrated instead of overrated.

Thanks

Jul-17-17  markz: Wei and LQL drew in 18 moves for the last game. Obviously, they fixed this match! LOL. Congrats to Wei the new Danzhou Champion!
Jul-17-17  Imran Iskandar: Congratulations to Wei Yi for winning the 8th Hainan Danzhou!
Jul-18-17  WorstPlayerEver: <markz>

Lol did I read that right? What about you? I ask for a reason not for a repetition of moves. But I guess you don't know the difference.

Jul-18-17  ex0duz: <mprodrigues: <markz> man I don't get why you need to be so agressive, cool down xD it is a simply observation. If my logic is wrong or I can't understand yours we simply need to communicate better, I'm not threatening your honor or anything ok>

You were the one who made allegations of match fixing and making comparisons with Soviet era match fixing without any proof or logic when as the other posters have said, the chinese actually play each other and have never been accused of such things.

What did you think was going to happen? Of course you were attacking SOMEONES 'honor'.

Jul-18-17  Marmot PFL: I wound't envy any Chinese player who damaged young Wei's chances in a race against foreign players. fortunately none of them did. in all Chinese events the story is different.
Jul-18-17  markz: <WorstPlayerEver: <markz> Lol did I read that right? What about you? I ask for a reason not for a repetition of moves. But I guess you don't know the difference.>

You ask for a reason? A reason of what? If you didn't ask clearly, how can I understand it?

Jul-18-17  mwknight: All Chinese players with the exception of Wang Hao are rated above 2750 while the rest of them are rated below 2750. It might correlate with Lu ShangLei's performances
Jul-18-17  AdolfoAugusto: During the Carlsen Karjarkin match there was a kibitz that quoted Bruno Mars 24K song,

If someone could point the date I will look for it. Thanks.

Jul-18-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: We will both get a row for spamming..but here it is again.

Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #190638)

Jul-21-17  jith1207: Spamming after everyone has left the forum is not really that ;-}

Is there any way, <Sally Simpson> to find / search a kibitz by a phrase? I have not tried probably so far, does it work that well!!

Jul-23-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Jith1207,

searching for a phase does not appear to work.

I just looked for:

"Is there any way" and found nothing. To find a particular post you need to recall a single keyword.

Just now I chose at random 'paperweight' and found a post going back to 2012

search thread:   
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