GM Zhou Jianchao and WGM Ruan Lufei win the China zonal tournament

International Chess Zone Tournament for men and women

The International Chess Zone Tournament for men and women, zone China, took place April 17-28 in Beijing. It was a very close competition and the winners GM Zhou Jianchao and WGM Ruan Lufei had to be decided by the tiebreak criteria. With the same points, but worse tiebreak, the silver medals are for GM Wang Hao and WGM Shen Yang. The bronze medals are for GM Li Chao B and WGM Huang Qian.

Here are the full standings. For full results click here.

Zonal chess, men

1 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2635 7

2 GM Wang Hao CHN 2696 7

3 GM Li Chao B CHN 2643 6.5

4 GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2563 6

5 GM Wen Yang CHN 2532 6

6 Gao Rui CHN 2500 5.5

7 Yu Yangyi CHN 2433 5

8 Ding Liren CHN 2458 5

9 GM Zhao Jun CHN 2560 5

10 Xiu Deshun CHN 2422 5

11 GM Li Shilong CHN 2557 4.5

12 GM Xu Jun CHN 2498 3.5

Note: GM Zhou Jianchao and GM Wang Hao have the same points, the same results of the players in the same point group (tiebreak 1), the same number of victories (tiebreak 2), but GM Zhou Jianchao has better Sonneborn-Berger

Zonal chess, women

1 WGM Ruan Lufei CHN 2486 7.5

2 WGM Shen Yang CHN 2420 7.5

3 WGM Huang Qian CHN 2410 7

4 Ju Wenjun CHN 2454 7

5 IM Wang Yu CHN 2364 6.5

6 Tan Zhongyi CHN 2436 5.5

7 WGM Gu Xiaobing CHN 2336 5

8 Wang Xiaohui CHN 2265 4.5

9 WFM Ding Yixin CHN 2281 4.5

10 WIM Zhang Xiaowen CHN 2340 4

11 Wang Jue CHN 2162 3.5

12 WGM Zhang Jilin CHN 2335 3.5

Note: WGM Ruan Lufei wins on a greater number of victories

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