Bu Xiangzhi Claims Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament

Li Chao b also shares first place, but with weaker tiebreak

The First Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament took place from 11th June to 20th June 2010 in Danzhou city, Hainan province, China.

Ten top Chinese Grandmasters competed, with the exception of GM Wang Yue who plays Bazna Kings in Romania. The playing format was round robin and the time control was 90 minutes per player with an incremental time of 30 seconds per move.

Bu Xiangzhi entered the final round as leader, half a point ahead of three players, but after he drew Yifan Hou in a very exciting game, Li Chao b caught up on the shared first place after a relatively easy win against Yu Yangyi. However, Bu was declared winner on better tiebreak score.

Ni Hua returned to life after five straight losses and took a draw from Ding Liren. The reigning China champion Hao Wang also earned half a point and shared the third place with Ding Liren.

Bu Xiangzhi trophy

Bu Xiangzhi with the winner’s trophy

Round 9 pairings:

GM Hou Yifan – GM Bu Xiangzhi ½ – ½

GM Zhao Jun – GM Wang Hao ½ – ½

GM Li Chao B – GM Yu Yangyi 1 – 0

GM Ni Hua – GM Ding Liren ½ – ½

GM Zhou Jianchao – GM Zhou Weiqi 1 – 0

Final standings:

1 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2681 - 6.0

2 GM Li Chao B CHN 2619 - 6.0

3 GM Ding Liren CHN 2547 - 5.5

4 GM Wang Hao CHN 2722 - 5.5

5 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2652 - 5.0

6 GM Zhao Jun CHN 2574 - 4.0

7 GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2585 - 4.0

8 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2585 - 3.5

9 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2589 - 3.5

10 GM Ni Hua CHN 2667 - 2.0

Ding Liren trophy

GM Ding Liren is on third place

Danzhou 7th - 10th

Group of players ranked 7th to 10th

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Thanks to Gujuan Tzu