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Chinese talent Jinshi Bai wins Groningen

by Johannes Fischer
1/3/2017 – Sergey Tiaviakov and Jinshi Bai both played solid, strong chess at the Chess Festival Groningen and after 9 nine rounds, in which both scored five wins and four draws, they both finished with 7.0/9, sharing first place. The tie-break had to decide. And here the young Chinese won by a very narrow margin.
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Groningen 2016

Jinshi Bai is serious about his chess. He was born in 1999, is coached by Chinese Grandmaster Li Chao, and one day wants to be among the very top. 2015 he told Schachbundesliga.de, the site of the German Bundesliga: "I stopped going to school for one year to focus entirely on chess. ... I love it to travel to play chess and one day I want to mix things up among the very top."

Jinshi Bai (Photo: Sergey Tiviakov)

With two draws the Chinese started slowly into the tournament but then he turned up the heat and after scoring 6.0/7 he finished with 7.0/9. In his game against Lucas Van Foreest he showed that a knight on the rim sometimes is indeed dim.

 

After 9 rounds Bai thus shared first place with open specialist and ChessBase Sergey Tiviakov. Tiviakov drew the first game, then won four games in a row and finished the tournament with three draws. In his game against Maksim Chigaev Tiviakov also made use of a classical strategic motif: the power of the bishops:

 

Sergey Tiviakov

But Tiviakov had the worse tie-break and had to content himself with second place. A very close decision. His direct encounter with Jinshi Bai had ended in a draw, they both  had the same number of Buchholz points (the first tie-break criteria) but the Chinese had 0.25 Sonneborn-Berger points (the second tie-break criteria) more than Tiviakov and this made him win the tournament.

Final standings after 9 rounds

# Name Title FED Elo Pts TB1 TB2 TPR
1 Bai, Jinshi GM CHN 2544 7.0 50.5 38.5 2628
2 Tiviakov, Sergei GM NED 2609 7.0 50.5 38.25 2650
3 Chigaev, Maksim GM RUS 2531 6.5 50.0 33.5 2603
4 Schoppen, Casper   NED 2337 6.5 49.0 35.5 2572
5 Ernst, Sipke GM NED 2554 6.5 42.0 30.0 2502
6 Krasenkow, Michal GM POL 2626 6.5 38.5 27.25 2478
7 Ulybin, Mikhail GM RUS 2483 6.0 49.0 29.5 2512
8 Liu, Guanchu IM CHN 2418 6.0 47.0 28.5 2514
9 Gleizerov, Evgeny GM RUS 2518 6.0 46.0 29.0 2541
10 Ten Hertog, Hugo IM NED 2453 6.0 43.0 26.25 2437
11 Van Foreest, Lucas   NED 2395 5.5 51.0 27.75 2458
12 Gao, Rui GM CHN 2551 5.5 48.0 26.25 2486
13 Deepan Chakkravarthy J. GM IND 2471 5.5 45.5 26.0 2394
14 Karthikeyan, P. IM IND 2474 5.5 45.5 25.75 2446
15 Ypma, Peter   NED 2260 5.5 45.5 25.0 2467
16 Maatman, Nick FM NED 2319 5.5 45.0 27.0 2497
17 Werle, Jan GM NED 2560 5.5 44.5 26.25 2437
18 Warmerdam, Max FM NED 2347 5.5 44.0 24.5 2436
19 Xiang, Zeyu   CHN 2310 5.0 48.5 26.75 2481
20 Anwesh, Upadhyaya IM IND 2386 5.0 48.5 24.75 2433
21 Zwirs, Nico   NED 2388 5.0 47.5 23.75 2417
22 Chu, Wei Chao IM CHN 2281 5.0 43.0 22.5 2391
23 Aradhya, Garg   IND 2231 5.0 42.0 21.25 2354
24 Soumya, Swaminathan WGM IND 2384 5.0 39.5 19.25 2321
25 Bao, Qilin   CHN 2331 5.0 39.0 16.25 2300
26 Vrolijk, Liam FM NED 2332 5.0 37.5 17.75 2278
27 Kuipers, Stefan IM NED 2408 5.0 36.0 18.75 2288
28 Chu, Ruotong   CHN 2106 4.5 46.5 23.25 2387
29 De Jong, Migchiel IM NED 2331 4.5 42.5 19.25 2264
30 Lai, Hing Ting FM NED 2409 4.5 42.5 18.0 2285
31 Brink, Barry FM NED 2299 4.5 41.0 17.75 2344
32 Popov, Mikhail FM RUS 2369 4.5 40.5 14.25 2300
33 Gedajlovic, Max FM CAN 2338 4.5 39.5 16.5 2246
34 Hopman, Pieter FM NED 2345 4.5 38.5 14.75 2261
35 Vos, Tjark   AHO 2183 4.5 32.5 13.5 2221
36 Colijn, Stefan FM NED 2330 4.0 45.5 16.0 2257
37 Wacker, Peter FM GER 2306 4.0 44.5 17.25 2399
38 Schippers, Maurice   NED 2288 4.0 44.0 16.5 2326
39 Gomes, Mary Ann WGM IND 2302 4.0 44.0 16.5 2269
40 Gerlagh, Joris   NED 2269 4.0 38.5 15.25 2287
41 Sparenberg, Erik   NED 2119 4.0 38.0 12.25 2266
42 Nandhidhaa, PV WIM IND 2251 4.0 37.5 15.5 2290
43 Van Delft, Merijn IM NED 2376 4.0 35.5 13.25 2135
44 Rakotomaharo, Fy Antenaina FM MAD 2446 4.0 33.5 13.75 2178
45 Elgersma, Simon   NED 2070 4.0 27.0 10.0 2129
46 Maris, Ivo FM NED 2345 3.5 40.0 13.5 2215
47 Van Meegen, Ruud   NED 2183 3.5 40.0 12.25 2283
48 De Boer, Eelke   NED 2027 3.5 36.0 13.0 2155
49 Swayams, Mishra IM IND 2473 3.5 35.0 11.0 2105
50 Simonsen, Hans Kristian FM FAI 2172 3.5 35.0 10.25 2164

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