Hainan-Danzhou: Ian Nepomniachtchi continues to win

by André Schulz
7/12/2016 – Ian Nepomniachtchi continues to dominate the Hainan-Danzhou tournament in China. In round five he played against Women's World Champion Hou Yifan, demonstrated good technique in a knight endgame four vs three on one wing and scored his fourth win. All other games were drawn. Nepomniachtchi now leads with 4.0/5, one point ahead of Yu Yangyi, Bu Xiangzhi and Wang Yue.

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The tournament is played from 8th to 17th July and offers a prize-fund of 400,000 Yuan (60,000 USD). The winner receives 120,000 Yuan (18,000 USD). The Chinese start with Ding Liren, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Wang Yue, Bu Xiangzhi, and Women's World Champion Hou Yifan. They fight against Pentala Harikrishna, Vassily Ivanchuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Peter Leko.

Ian Nepomniachtchi played against Hou Yifan and
showed how to win knight endings with an extra pawn.

After this loss Hou Yifan dropped to the bottom of the table

 

 

Vassily Ivanchuk against Ding Liren

Chinese duel: Bu Xiangzhi against Yu Yangyi

Pentala Harikrishna vs Wang Yue

Wang Hao faced Peter Leko

Results of round 5

Bo. Title Name ELO Res. Title Name ELO
1 GM Ian Nepomniachtchi 2703 1 - 0 GM Hou Yifan 2663
2 GM Wang Hao 2734 ½ - ½ GM Peter Leko 2705
3 GM Pentala Harikrishna 2763 ½ - ½ GM Wang Yue 2728
4 GM Bu Xangzhi 2723 ½ - ½ GM Yu Yangyi 2737
5 GM Vassily Ivanchuk 2710 ½ - ½ GM Ding Liren Ding 2778

Games - Rounds 1 to 5

 

 

Standings after round five

Schedule

07.07 2016 - Round 1 - 14.30
08.07 2016 - Round 2 - 14.30
09.07 2016 - Round 3 - 14.30
10.07 2016 - Round 4 - 14.30
11.07 2016 - Round 5 - 14.30
12.07 2016 - Round 6 - 14.30
REST DAY
14.07 2016 - Round 7 - 14.30
15.07 2016 - Round 8 - 14.30
16.07 2016 - Round 9 - 10.30

Photos: cmsa.cn

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