In the last round of 1st Qin Huangdao tournament, the Vietname vs China pairings ended in a three way ties. The round 9 results as follows: GM Zhou Jianchao, who been leading for many rounds, was halted by GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, GM Le Quang Liem now having only less one point from Zhou Jianchou was potential to catch in but Le was down by GM Zhou Weiqi. In dramatic turn, this made GM Zhou Weiqi, GM Zhou Jianchao and GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son altogether collected 7 points our of 9 rounds, with the order of tie break as stated.
This is the only defeat to GM Jianchao and for Weiqi he was undefeated. GM Le suffered two lost to China GM Li Shilong (see previous blog) and to Weiqi and performing under his elo rating suggested.
Great debut tournament with excellent playing by host players and foreigners.
Final standing 1st Qin Huangdao Open Chess:
1 GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2598 7.0
2 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2628 7.0
3 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2644 7.0
4 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2631 6.5
5 GM Ding Liren CHN 2660 6.5
6 GM Wang Yue CHN 2716 6.0
7 GM Li Chao B CHN 2710 6.0
8 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2666 6.0
9 GM Liem Le Quang VIE 2717 6.0
10 GM Zhao Jun CHN 2587 6.0
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Last game by tournament winner GM Le Quang Liem vs GM Zhou Weiqi, in Catalan game:
[Event "1st Qin Huangdao"]
[Site "Qin Huangdao"]
[White "Le Quang Liem"]
[Black "Zhou Weiqi"]
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.d4 dxc4 5.Bg2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 c5 7.Qc1 O-O 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Qxc4 Nbd7 10.Nc3 a6 11.Qh4 Ra7 12.Na4 Be7 13.Qd4 Ra8 14.Nc3 Bc5 15.Qd3 Qe7 16.O-O b5 17.Ng5 Ra7 18.Bf4 h6 19.Nge4 e5 20.Be3 Bxe3 21.Qxe3 Rc7 22.Rfd1 Bb7 23.Rac1 b4 24.Na4 Rxc1 25.Rxc1 Bxe4 26.Bxe4 Nxe4 27.Qxe4 Nf6 28.Qc6 a5 29.Rc5 e4 30.e3 Qd8 31.Kg2 Qd1 32.Rf5 Rd8 33.Nc5 Qc1 34.Rxf6 gxf6 35.Qxf6 Rc8 36.Nxe4 Qc6 37.Qf4 Re8 38.f3 Re6 39.Kh3 Kg7 40.g4 Qd5 41.Ng3 Qe5 42.Qc4 Kg8 43.e4 Qxb2 44.Qc8+ Kh7 45.Qc7 Rf6 46.f4 Qc3 47.Qb8 a4 48.f5 b3 49.axb3 Qxb3 50.Qa7 Rb6 51.e5 a3 52.e6 Rb7 53.Qa8 fxe6 54.fxe6 a2 55.Qa6 Re7 56.Qa5 Qxe6 57.Nf5 Rd7 58.Qa3 h5 0-1
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After this, there will be Indonesia Open in mid October, expected is GM Li Chao to travel to Jakarta, as well many other GMs. See previous blog post.
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