|Full name||Ding Liren|
October 24, 1992 |
Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province
|FIDE rating||2732 (December 2014)
(No. 19 in the August 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
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 title of Chinese Chess Championship. In April 2011 he won the Chinese Chess Championship for the second time, and won the title again the next year at the age of 19. In October 2009, he became China's 30th grandmaster. He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, but was defeated in the first round by Wesley So. Ding Liren attended Wenzhou Experimental Primary School, Wenzhou High School and Peking University Law school.
- November 2002: U-10 World Youth Championship in Heraklio, joint 1st on 9½/11 points with Eltaj Safarli, 2nd on tiebreak
- November 2004: U-12 World Youth Championship in Heraklio, joint 1st on 9½/11 points with Zhao Nan, 2nd on tiebreak
- April 2004: Chinese Men's Team Championship in Jinan, scored 1/4
- July 2005: Chinese Individual Championship in Hefei,
- April 2007: Zonal Tournament 3.5 (China) in Dezhou, scored 6½/9
- 2007 July 2007: Chinese Men's Championship Individual Group B in Zhuhai, scored 7/10
- May 2008: Chinese Individual Championship in Beijing, scored 5½/11 finishing 6th
- June 2008: Men's Selective Tournament for Olympiad in Ningbo, scored 4/10
- 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)
- May 2009: Chinese Individual Championship in Xinghua, 1st with 8½/11 and 2800+ TPR (second GM norm)
- August 2009: Russia - China (men) in Dagomys, scored 2½/5
- September 2009: Chinese Chess King in Jinzhou, scored 3½/7
- April 2011: Chinese Individual Championship in Xinghua, 1st with 9/11
- April 2012: Chinese Individual Championship in Xinghua, 1st with 8/11
- October 2012: SPICE Cup in St. Louis, USA, tied for 2nd with 5½/10
- In the 2013 Alekhine Memorial tournament, held from 20 April to 1 May, Liren finished ninth, with +1−3=5.
Ding Liren plays for T.S. Alyans chess sports club in the Turkish Super League.
- World Rank: 19 (as of August,2014)
- National Rank: 1 (as of August,2014)
- Continent Rank Asia: 3 (former)
- Ding Liren - Li Shilong, King's Indian Defense, Chinese Chess Championship, Round 3, Xinghua, 2009
- Ding Liren - Wang Hao, Semi-Slav Queen's Gambit, Chinese Chess Championship, Round 10, Xinghua, 2009
- Gata Kamsky - Ding Liren, French Defence Steinitz variation, Aeroflot Open, Round 6, Moscow, 2011
- Ding Liren - Levon Aronian, Semi-Slav Defense Accelerated Meran Variation, Alekhine Memorial, Round 1, 2013
References and further reading
- "2011 Chinese Championship Ding Liren and Zhang Xiaowen win!". ChessBase.com. 2011-04-11. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- World Youth Chess Championships 2002
- World Youth Chess Championships 2004
- Chinese Championship – a pictorial review
- "Aronian and Gelfand win Alekhine Memorial 2013". ChessBase News. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
- 16-year-old Ding Liren Wins Chinese Ch
- Ding Liren wins the Chinese Chess Championship (Chessdom)
- Ding Liren (16) new Chinese Champion after surreal finish (ChessVibes)
- Chinese Championship – a closer look at Ding Liren (ChessBase)
- The Chess Mind (Dennis Monokroussos)
- Ding Liren champion de Chine! (Europe Echecs)
- Feedback and facts on FIDE's 'zero tolerance' rule
- Chinese Championship – decision by default
- Profiles and interviews
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