Zhao Jun

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhao.
Not to be confused with Zhao Jun (ambassador).
Zhao Jun
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Full name Zhao Jun
Country China
Born (1986-12-12) December 12, 1986 (age 28)
Jinan, Shandong, China
Title Grandmaster (2004)
FIDE rating 2613 (May 2015)
Peak rating 2606 (November 2010)
Zhao Jun
Traditional Chinese 趙駿
Simplified Chinese 赵骏

Zhao Jun (simplified Chinese: 赵骏; traditional Chinese: 趙駿; pinyin: Zhào Jùn; born December 12, 1986[1] in Jinan, Shandong) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster. In 2004, he became China's 19th Grandmaster at the age of 17.

Zhao plays for the Shandong chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[2] He is ranked No. 11 in China.[3]

He achieved his first GM norm at the February 2004 Aeroflot Open in Moscow where he scored 5/9 (with a performance rating of 2613). His second norm was achieved at the April 2004 China Men's Team Championship in Jinan where he scored 7/10 (with a performance rating of 2652). His third norm was achieved at the November 2004 World Junior Chess Championship in Cochin where he came third scoring 9½/13 (with a performance rating of 2633).[4]

Playing under the handle CK-324,[5] he earned a spot in the 2006 FIDE Blitz Championship by winning a qualifying tournament on the ICC.[6][7]

He competed in the Chess World Cup 2007 where he beat Pendyala Harikrishna in the first round and achieved a performance rating of 2668.


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