Ding Liren

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ding.
Ding Liren
Ding Liren.jpg
Full name Ding Liren
Country China
Born (1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 21)
Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province
Title Grandmaster (2009)[1]
FIDE rating 2726 (July 2014)
(No. 45 in the December 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2722
(October 2013)

Ding Liren (Chinese: 丁立人; born October 24, 1992) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and the Chinese Chess Champion. On 6 June 2009, at the age of 16, he became the youngest ever person to win the national title. In April 2011 he won the Chinese Chess Championship for the second time.[2] In October 2009, he became China's 30th grandmaster.[3] He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, but was eliminated in the first round by Wesley So.[4]

Career[edit]

  • April 2004: Chinese Men's Team Championship in Jinan, scored 1/4
  • 2007 July 2007: Chinese Men's Championship Individual Group B in Zhuhai, scored 7/10
  • July 2008: Czech Open 2008 MS U14 U16 - M-silnice Open in Pardubice, scored 5/5
  • April 2009: Men's Zonal Tournament 3.5 (China) in Beijing, scored 5/11
  • May 2009: 8th Asian Continental Individual Open Championship in Subic Bay Freeport, scored 6/11 (first grandmaster norm)
  • August 2009: Russia - China (men) in Dagomys, scored 2½/5
  • September 2009: Chinese Chess King in Jinzhou, scored 3½/7
  • October 2012: SPICE Cup in St. Louis, USA, tied for 2nd with 5½/10[10]
  • In the 2013 Alekhine Memorial tournament, held from 20 April to 1 May, Liren finished ninth, with +1−3=5.[11]

China Chess League[edit]

Ding Liren plays for Zhejiang chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[12]

Ranking[edit]

  • World Rank: 36
  • National Rank: 2
  • Continent Rank Asia: 3

Rating[edit]

Period Rating Games
Jan 2004 2230 22
Jul 2004 2231 4
Jan 2005 2270 8
Oct 2005 2289 7
Oct 2007 2395 22
Jul 2008 2439 12
Oct 2008 2446 5
Apr 2009 2458 15
Jul 2009 2530 32
Nov 2009 2566 19

Playing style[edit]

Notable games[edit]

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Profiles and interviews
Preceded by
Ni Hua
Wang Hao
Chinese Chess Champion
2009
2010-2011
Succeeded by
Incumbent