Jiangsu wins Chinese League

by André Schulz
12/12/2014 – The Chinese League competition is long and tough: 12 teams play an 11 double-round-robin. The final three rounds took place from 6. to 8. December and Jiangsu emerged as winner. They won 16 of their 22 matches, drew four and lost two. Top scorers on the team were 15-year old GM Wei Yi with 15.5/19 and IM Shen Yang, who scored 17.0/22 on the women's board.

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Winner's ceremony

The teams in the Chinese league play on five boards, three men, two women.

The team of Jiangsu, (right), with Wei Yi on board one and David Navara from the Czech Republic on board two.

Br.   Name Elo FED Pkt. Anz EloDS
1 GM Wei Yi 2668 CHN 15.5 19 2507
2 GM Yu Ruiyuan 2552 CHN 12.0 22 2518
3   Lin Chen 2448 CHN 5.0 15 2492
4 IM Wang Li 2401 CHN 1.5 3 2306
6 WGM Guo Qi 2458 CHN 13.5 22 2250
7 IM Shen Yang 2475 CHN 17.0 22 2295
8 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2719 GER 2.0 3 2260
9 GM Navara David 2727 CZE 3.0 4 2559

Final standings after 22 rounds

Rg. Snr Team Anz   +    =    -   Wtg1   Wtg2 
1 11 Jiangsu 22 16 4 2 36 69.5
2 9 Tianjing 22 15 5 2 35 72.5
3 5 Chongqing 22 15 4 3 34 73.5
4 6 Shanghai 22 12 7 3 31 67.0
5 12 Beijing 22 12 3 7 27 62.5
6 2 Shandong 22 10 2 10 22 57.5
7 3 Zhejiang 22 9 2 11 20 57.0
8 10 Guangdong 22 8 2 12 18 49.5
9 4 Hebei 22 6 5 11 17 50.5
10 1 Qingdao Experimental School 22 7 2 13 16 48.5
11 8 Chengdu 22 3 2 17 8 35.5
12 7 Qingdao Qingwei 22 0 0 22 0 16.5

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Wang Hao

Vladimir Malakhov, one of the few non-Chinese players

Another one is Bela Khotenashvili from Georgia

Shen Yang: with 17.0/22 she scored reliably on Jiangsu's women's board

Ding Liren, first board of Zhejiang, scored 17.0/21, but his team became seventh.

Yu Yiangyi against Ni Hua

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Boon-Swee Yen Boon-Swee Yen 12/13/2014 05:45
Wang Yue plays for Tianjing, not Ding Liren. Ding Liren's team, Zejiang came 7th in the competition.
Boon-Swee Yen Boon-Swee Yen 12/13/2014 04:05
The teams in the Chinese league play on five boards, the last two are the women's board.
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