Wei Yi wins brilliancy

by Johannes Fischer
12/1/2015 – China's greatest talent, 16-year old Wei Yi, won the strong 1. China Kings Match in Taizhou, an eight player knockout event. Tan Zhongyi won the Queens Match by defeating Ju Wenjun in a blitz-tie-break. Wei Yi did not need a tie-break to create drama in the final against Bu Xiangzhi. After a draw in the first game he decided the match with a brilliant combination.

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Wei Yi showed his strength with White


Bu Xiangzhi



In the final of the Queens Match. Ju Wenjun, with a rating of 2543 China's number two in the women's ranking list and Tan Zhongyi, with a rating of 2493, number four on the rating list, took longer to decide the new Chinese Chess Queen. But after seven games Tan Zhongyi finally had the better of it and won 4-3.

Tan Zhongyi

Ju Wenjun




Photos: Tournament page

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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