Monday, October 3, 2011

First Qin Huangdao Open Chess .... in China

Travelling is main activity for chess player, and right now China have put many serious tournament in their homeland, to encourage more chess players to travel and play in their place. Just established is the 1st International Open Chess in Qin Huangdao, city in Hebei province, North China. Qin Huangdao is a port city, tourism and beaches are their familiar business, perfect place to promote chess and tourism by China.

The tournament joined by many Asian GMs such GM Le Quang Liem, who top seed here. Then Parimarjan Negi, Sandipan Chanda and several from Mongolia. The host no doubt sent in their selection of chess playing army, top name such as Li Chao, Zhou Weiqi, Bu Xiangzhi are playing.

After round 4 Zhou Weiqi emerge in top standing. Le Quang Liem looks like get a terrible start collecting only 2 point out of four round, playing black but losing to GM Li Shilong in round 4 in a Nimzo Indian defence, but transposed to QGD Ragozin, Black doing fine in middlegame, winning a rook but went blunder in 26...Qxf3 allowing white to finished the game with mating check to Black's king. As top seed, Le, in the first round successfully defeated the Chinese women players Zhang Xiaowen, but after that two consecutive draws with lower rating opponent.

PGN, Li Shilong vs Le Quang Liem

[Event "1st Qin Huangdao"]

[Site "Qin Huangdao"]
[Date "2011.10.03"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Li Shilong"]
[Black "Le Quang Liem"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 c5 8.e3 Nc6 9.Rc1 g5 10.Bg3 Ne4 11.Bb5 Qa5 12.O-O Bxc3 13.Bxc6+ bxc6 14.bxc3 Bg4 15.Qb3 Qa6 16.dxc5 Bxf3 17.gxf3 Nd2 18.Qc2 Nxf1 19.Bd6 Qc8 20.e4 f5 21.exd5 cxd5 22.c4 d4 23.Rxf1 Kf7 24.c6 Qe6 25.c5 Qd5 26.Rd1 Qxf3?? 27.Qc4+! Kg7 28.Be5+ Kg6 29.Qe6+ Kh5 30.Qf7+ Kg4 31.Rxd4+ f4 32.Rxf4+ gxf4 33.Qe6+ Kg5 34.Bf6+ Kg6 35.Be7+ 1-0  {mate in next 3 or 4}

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The set up is $ 87,000 in prize money, a record high of Asian Open prize money to attract a public group and the group of 300 amateur participants. A total of 78 in the open group of people participating, including 24 international grandmaster.

All games will be the end of 7 days.

Standing after round 4:
1 GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2598 3.5

2 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2631 3.5
3 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2644 3.5
4 GM Li Shilong CHN 2515 3.0
5 GM Xu Jun CHN 2500 3.0
6 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2628 3.0
7 IM Zhang Ziyang CHN 2414 3.0
8 GM Levan Pantsulaia GEO 2614 3.0
9 IM Wang Chen CHN 2454 3.0
10 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2666 3.0
 complete standing can be found in this link address

Free live games can be found in this domain , as hosted by China Qiyuan or China Chess association.

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