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Zhaoqin Peng
Z Peng 
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Number of games in database: 809
Years covered: 1988 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2358 (2133 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2462

Overall record: +296 -213 =205 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 95 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (47) 
    E94 E77 E92 E97 E73
 Queen's Indian (38) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E18
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A46 E00 A41 A40 D02
 Slav (30) 
    D11 D12 D10 D17 D15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D30 D37 D35 D31 D38
 Semi-Slav (22) 
    D45 D47 D44 D46 D43
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (98) 
    B47 B48 B30 B45 B40
 French Defense (91) 
    C11 C07 C18 C00 C01
 Sicilian Taimanov (44) 
    B47 B48 B45 B49
 French (36) 
    C11 C00 C13 C12 C10
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (32) 
    D25 D26 D27 D20 D21
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    D02 A45 A41 E00 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zhaoqin Peng vs A Caoili, 2002 1-0
   Zhaoqin Peng vs A van Weersel, 2005 1-0
   M Middelveld vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2011 0-1
   S Kuipers vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2010 0-1
   P Schuurman vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2005 0-1
   Zhaoqin Peng vs B Thipsay, 2000 1-0
   T Willemze vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2007 0-1
   J Wempe vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Womens Championship (2003)
   Dutch Championship (Women) (2001)
   Dutch Championship (Women) (2008)
   Dutch Women's Championship (2007)
   Dutch Championship (Women) (2011)
   Dutch Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   Jakarta Interzonal (Women) (1993)
   European Championship (Women) (2002)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2007)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (Women) (1990)
   European Championship (Women) (2005)
   Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Women WCC Index [FIDE 2000 Knockout Matches] by chessmoron

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad (Women)
   Z Peng vs J Zhang (Aug-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   Z Peng vs V Agrawal (Aug-08-22) 1-0
   Z Peng vs I Agrest (Aug-07-22) 1/2-1/2
   A Chumpitaz vs Z Peng (Aug-06-22) 0-1
   Z Peng vs A Muzychuk (Aug-05-22) 0-1

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(born May-08-1968, 54 years old) China (federation/nationality Netherlands)

[what is this?]
GM & WGM Zhaoqin Peng was born in China in 1968. She left her homeland in 1996 and now lives in the Netherlands, where she is the #1 rated female player. Peng has won the Dutch Women's Championship thirteen times, including a streak of twelve consecutive championships from 2000 through 2011.

In the Dutch Women's Championship (2005) she achieved an incredible 8/10, winning two full points ahead of her nearest rival. This was no fluke: in the Dutch Women's Championship (2007) she finished with 8/9 points, winning once more by two full points. She is also a FIDE Instructor (2010).

Wikipedia article: Peng Zhaoqin

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 837  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Savereide vs Z Peng  1-0411988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
2. S Polgar vs Z Peng 0-1371988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)C07 French, Tarrasch
3. Z Peng vs M Litynska  0-1481988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
4. A M Botsari vs Z Peng  0-1361988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
5. S Savova vs Z Peng  1-0331988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)C11 French
6. A Ghasra vs Z Peng  0-13619898th Asian Team-ch finalC05 French, Tarrasch
7. Z Peng vs M Lodhi  1-02919898th Asian Team-ch finalA52 Budapest Gambit
8. Z Peng vs C Hon ½-½4119898th Asian Team-ch finalE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
9. V Sunthornpongsathorn vs Z Peng  0-14719898th Asian Team-ch finalB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. Z Peng vs Adianto  0-13519898th Asian Team-ch finalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Z Peng vs A Galliamova  ½-½551990Azov Interzonal (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. I Chelushkina vs Z Peng  1-0921990Azov Interzonal (Women)B07 Pirc
13. B Thipsay vs Z Peng  0-1381990Novi Sad Olympiad (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. Z Peng vs T Parveen  1-0301990Novi Sad Olympiad (Women)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Z Peng vs Polgar 0-1241990Novi Sad Olympiad (Women)E77 King's Indian
16. B Sikora-Gizynska vs Z Peng  0-1571990Novi Sad Olympiad (Women)C00 French Defense
17. Z Peng vs N Strizak  1-0361990Novi Sad Olympiad (Women)A53 Old Indian
18. A Galliamova vs Z Peng  1-0601990Novi Sad Olympiad (Women)A00 Uncommon Opening
19. Z Peng vs A Akhsharumova  ½-½361990Novi Sad Olympiad (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
20. Z Peng vs V Juergens  1-0391990Novi Sad Olympiad (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A M Botsari vs Z Peng  0-1471990Novi Sad Olympiad (Women)E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
22. N Gaprindashvili vs Z Peng  1-0401991Subotica Interzonal (Women)E73 King's Indian
23. A Galliamova vs Z Peng  0-1361991Subotica Interzonal (Women)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. Z Peng vs N Ioseliani  0-1441992Manila Olympiad (Women)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs Z Peng  0-1371992Manila Olympiad (Women)E97 King's Indian
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 837  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-11-05  percyblakeney: The 11th woman with the GM title, after Nona Gaprindashvili, Maia Chiburdanidze, Judit Polgar, Xie Jun, Zsuzsa Polgar, Pia Cramling, Zhu Chen, Antoaneta Stefanova, Humpy Koneru and Alexandra Kosteniuk.
Jul-04-05  Caissanist: Ordinarily you have to achieve a minimum rating of 2500 to gain the GM title, but her all time high appears to be in the mid 2400s. Does anyone know how she managed to get the title?
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  lostemperor: She got her title by becoming shared first in the European championship 2004 and thereby scoring 2600+ performance rating. But still it is exceptional to get the title by just one fine tournament result because of a new regulation.

She is from China but is Dutch now and live in the Netherlands. a few years ago when a Dutch team needed a player I contacted her in Holland and arranged her to play there.

Jul-04-05  Montreal1666: What is the link that explains are new
regulations for becoming a GM and WGM?
Jul-04-05  jamesmaskell: Women can become a male title it possible for men to do the opposite? I'd rather like to have a women's title. That would be a funny ice breaker!
Jul-30-05  OJC: GM Zhaoqin Peng had a disappointing day. She lost to Betul Cemre Yildiz (rated 2155) in the european team championships. I don't think her performace rating will be 2600+ this year.
Mar-15-06  BIDMONFA: Zhaoqin Peng

PENG, Zhaoqin

Jun-30-06  WarmasterKron: Zhaoqin Peng has won the Dutch women's championship with an excellent 8.5/9!
Jun-30-06  Open Defence: even after the Iron Curtain fell it seems Chess is still a means to get to the West.....
Jun-30-07  Open Defence: <Karpova> I think <WarmasterKron's> post was about the previous years competition... unless he could forecast the result a year in advance.. i still maybe wrong...
Jun-30-07  Karpova: Peng won the Dutch women's championship for the ninth time in a row with a great 8/9!

Jun-30-07  nescio: <Karpova> It was indeed her 9th title, but only(!) her 8th in succession:

Jun-30-07  achieve:

Very nice pictures in there..

If you scroll almost to the bottom there is a picture of <Arlette van Weersel>.. The resemblance to a famous A-list actress is irry..

Jun-30-07  Karpova: <nescio>
Let's see if Peng can beat Fenny Heemskerk 's record (she sadly passed away this month)
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  keypusher: <achieve> Ray Liotta? I don't know, is he really A-list?
Nov-07-07  alexapple: Congratulations on Peng Zhaoqin's GREAT performance in 2007 European Team Chess Championships!
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Thanks for that link <achieve>. Seeing that 96 year old player strolling to the board is inspiring.
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Walter Browne was just a mere Mr. Six Times. This lady is an awesome Ms. Twelve Times!
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Both the bio and picture need updating, but she looks very formidable OTB, by the Google images.

Jul-17-14  Caissanist: I updated the bio to mention that her string of Dutch Women's Championships ended several years ago. She seems to be jinxed in that event now; although she is still by far the highest rated woman in the Netherlands, she has come up short three years in a row in the championship.

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