L'ami Gambit Guide Vol1 and 2

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The winners: Ding Liren (open section), Shen Yang (women's section)

Final Ranking Open Section


Ding Liren, 2458, with 8.5/11 and a 2787 performance (without the final round forfeit)


Round ten, with the critical game Ding Liren-Wang Hao (at move 15) in the foreground


Second: Wang Hao, 2696, with 8.0/11 and a 2749 performance


Third: Bu Xiangzhi, 2704, with 7.0/11 points and a 2676 performance


In fifth place: Ni Hua, 2724, with 6.0/11, performance 2608


Ninth: Zhang Pengxiang, 2638, 4.0/11 points, 2489 performance


Hou Yifan, 2590, with 3.5/11 and a 2456 performance


Zhao Weiqi (2563, 6.5/11, 2652 performance) and Hou Yifan analyse together


GM Hou Yifan and WGM Gu Xiaobing receiving special prizes


Women's section


The winner, with 9.0/11 and a 2600 performance: Shen Yang


Shen Yang at work, winning the 2009 Chinese Championship


Second: Zhao Xue, 2531, with 8.5/11 points and a 2542 performance


Third: Tan Zhongyi, 2436, 8.0/9, 2508 performance


Fourth: Zhang Xiaowen, 2340, 7.0/11, 2444 performance


Xiaowen in black-and-white


Fifth: Ju Wenjun, 2340, 6.5/11, 2401 performance


Seventh: Gu Xiaobing, 2336, with 6.0/11, performance 2378


Twelfth: Wang Jue, 2162, with 1.0/11 and a 1963 performance


Okay, this was not Wang Jue's tournament, but she enjoyed it anyway

About the photographer – GM Ye Rongguang

Ye Rongguang, 45, was the first Chinese player to gain the international chess grandmaster title. He has now retired from competitive chess, but has been the coach of women's world chess champion Zhu Chen's for more than ten years. He resides in the Netherlands, and was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Netherlands Chinese Photographic Society.


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