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Yang-Fan Zhou

Number of games in database: 321
Years covered: 2005 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2436 (2463 rapid, 2456 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2486
Overall record: +127 -89 =79 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 26 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (70) 
    B90 B31 B40 B50 B53
 French Defense (24) 
    C00 C05 C02 C07 C03
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B10 B18 B17 B13
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B94 B95
 Scotch Game (13) 
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (65) 
    B22 B70 B50 B47 B33
 King's Indian (44) 
    E70 E67 E97 E92 E60
 Sicilian Dragon (11) 
    B70 B72 B71
 Sicilian Taimanov (11) 
    B47 B48 B49 B45
 King's Indian Attack (9) 
 English (8) 
    A15 A16 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Zhou vs S Williams, 2012 1-0
   Y Zhou vs A Hill, 2016 1-0
   J Horton vs Y Zhou, 2014 0-1
   Y Zhou vs M Wood, 2008 1-0
   Y Zhou vs N Carr, 2013 1-0
   P Pinho vs Y Zhou, 2013 0-1
   J Hawkins vs Y Zhou, 2014 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   London Chess Classic Open (2012)
   British Championship (2013)
   Hastings 2012/13 (2012)
   British Championship (2014)
   British Championship (2017)
   British Championship (2011)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   Wch U14 (2008)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   British Championship (2009)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   London Chess Classic Open (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2013)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)

   🏆 4NCL Div 1b 2019-20
   Y Zhou vs T Kanyamarala (Mar-01-20) 0-1
   B Thorfinnsson vs Y Zhou (Jan-11-20) 0-1
   G Jones vs Y Zhou (Mar-17-19) 1-0
   Y Zhou vs D Gormally (Mar-16-19) 0-1
   Y Zhou vs B Derakhshani (Feb-10-19) 1-0

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(born Sep-08-1994, 29 years old) United Kingdom

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He became a FIDE Master in 2009 and an IM in 2011. While still a FIDE Master, he scored 9/9 in the 2011 e2e4 Brighton Masters Closed tournament, including beating the two grandmasters in the tournament.

Last updated: 2019-09-08 04:21:11

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 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 321  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Zhou vs T Petenyi  0-1372005EUnion-ch U12B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. Y Zhou vs M Berchtenbreiter  1-0602006EU-ch U12A07 King's Indian Attack
3. F J Kwiatkowski vs Y Zhou  1-0292007British ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
4. J Anderson vs Y Zhou  ½-½242007British ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. Y Zhou vs P Talsma  0-1342007British ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
6. P J Sowray vs Y Zhou  ½-½602007British ChampionshipA15 English
7. Y Zhou vs D Wise  1-0412007British ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
8. M N Anderton vs Y Zhou  ½-½592007British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. Y Zhou vs D Mason  0-1272007British ChampionshipC00 French Defense
10. Y Zhou vs I Stokes  0-1392007British ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
11. M Grigoryan vs Y Zhou 0-1452007British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. D Spence vs Y Zhou  1-0532007British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. Y Zhou vs R Griffiths  0-1722007British ChampionshipB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
14. J Lee vs Y Zhou 0-1522007Hastings 2007/08E92 King's Indian
15. Y Zhou vs S Knott  0-1552007Hastings 2007/08A07 King's Indian Attack
16. Y Zhou vs I Thompson  1-0442007Hastings 2007/08C00 French Defense
17. A Zozulia vs Y Zhou  ½-½502007Hastings 2007/08B72 Sicilian, Dragon
18. Y Zhou vs S Bogner 0-1522008Hastings 2007/08B50 Sicilian
19. I Snape vs Y Zhou  ½-½282008Hastings 2007/08A16 English
20. C Briscoe vs Y Zhou  ½-½572008Hastings 2007/08B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. Y Zhou vs D J Ledger  1-0282008Hastings 2007/08C45 Scotch Game
22. T Rendle vs Y Zhou  ½-½462008Hastings 2007/08B50 Sicilian
23. Y Zhou vs P Marusenko  0-1302008Hastings 2007/08B58 Sicilian
24. Y Zhou vs N Davies  0-1442008British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
25. Y Zhou vs N Pert 1-0522008British ChampionshipC00 French Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-31-08  Megalo Convoy:
"The Whitgift 13-year-old recently won the Coulsdon Premier with 8.5/9, gaining nearly 100 world rating points which will make him England's highest ranked under-18 after Howell in the July Fide list." "Lower down the tournament table [in Hastings 2008] the significant performance was by Yang-Fan Zhou. The fast-improving 13-year-old from Whitgift, Croydon, who had showed promise last year in the British championship and the world U-14, scored 5/10 against opposition including four IMs, played far above his modest rating, won a couple of nice attacks and looked a potential master."

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May-31-08  Megalo Convoy: Photos on flickr

Mar-01-11  The hachett man: Yang-Fan Zhou 9/9 incredible performance! congratulations! looks like you need some stronger opposition!
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  ketchuplover: PR=3038 A star is born!
May-01-11  myschkin: . . .

Yang-Fan Zhou breaks English international master drought

(by Leonard William Barden )

May-01-11  Wrong: another rising star
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  GrahamClayton: <The hachett man>Yang-Fan Zhou 9/9 incredible performance!

How does Zhou's performance compare to some the other "picket-fence" scores in tournaments?

Jul-06-13  wordfunph: 1st GM norm for Zhou

Aug-04-13  Xeroxx: Now that's a british name if I ever heard one.
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  FSR: <GrahamClayton: <The hachett man>Yang-Fan Zhou 9/9 incredible performance!

How does Zhou's performance compare to some the other "picket-fence" scores in tournaments?>

It's obviously a wonderful result (and <extremely> rare these days), but apart from the two GMs the field was pretty weak, with Zhou's other opponents all rated between 2000 and 2300. It certainly doesn't compare with the greatest such tournament result, Fischer's at the US Championship 1963/64 (1963). See for the other contenders. I should look up Belyavsky's 13/13 result at Alicante 1978, the last significant perfect score, and work out how Zhou's result compares to it. I ran across it in Chess Informant recently. IIRC, that tournament was something like a Category V tournament, average rating 2338 or some such. Of course the average rating of Belyavsky's opponents would have been lower than that, since doubtless he was the highest-rated player.

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  FSR: By my calculation, the average rating of Zhou's opponents was only 2238, presumably meaning that his TPR in beating them all was only 2638. A wonderful result for a FIDE Master, no doubt, but hardly record-setting.
Aug-06-17  BIDMONFA: Yang-Fan Zhou

ZHOU, Yang Fan

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