Wang Yue leads in Hainan

by Johannes Fischer
7/6/2015 – Eight players from the World's Top 50 are from China, five of them play in the 6th Hainan Danzhou tournament: Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Wang Yue, and Bu Xiangzhi. In round two Wei Yi, the world's best junior, played an impressive brilliancy against GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista. But in round three Wei Yi lost to Wang Yue who after five rounds leads with 4.0/5.

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6th Hainan Danzhou

The 6th Hainan Danzhou tournament is being held from the 2nd to 11th of July 2015 in Danzhou.

The participants of the 6th Danzhou Hainan: Ding Liren,Yu Yangyi, Wang Yue, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua,
Wei Yi, Wang Chen, Lu Shanglei, Bruzon Batista, Krishnan Sasikiran.

After his brillant king hunt against Lazaro Bruzon in round two Wei Yi had to face the more mundane parts of chess in round three: he lost with Black against Wang Yue, who conducted a queenless middlegame energetically.


At the Chess Olympiad 2014 in Tromsö Wang Yue played first board
and his solid performance helped the Chinese team significantly to win gold.

In round five Wang Yue played against Ding Liren, China's number one player and demonstrated that Black's King's Indian bishop on g7 can sometimes be really bad.



Ding Liren, China's number one player. He won the 5. Hainan Danzhou tournament last year.

After five rounds Wang Yue is now sole leader with 4.0/5.

Standings after round five

Replay games of round 1 to 5




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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".
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Robert Clark Robert Clark 7/7/2015 09:17
In the participant line up above, Ding Liren is not missing as mentioned. He is top left.
alekhina alekhina 7/7/2015 04:21
I have never seen Chinese players playing chess online. I've never seen Chinese Grandmasters playing at the age of 40.
thlai80 thlai80 7/7/2015 03:12
Anyone know what happened to Wang Hao? He seems to be playing abroad, and either avoiding or skipping any tournaments in and for China. He wasn't part of the Olympiad team last year as well.
Glossu Glossu 7/7/2015 02:11
I agree Bronkenstein. His 3 wins show a very deep positional thought that might well be more elusive to achieve than tactics.
Bill Alg Bill Alg 7/7/2015 02:07
Wang Yue is the master of simple endgames, with a very Carlsen-like style in that part of the game.
bronkenstein bronkenstein 7/6/2015 09:20
I am more impressed by Wang Yue`s simple efficiency in handling that Anti-Gruenfeld or KID than the "imortal". Let`s hope he will finish strongly.