|Full name||Zhou Jianchao|
June 11, 1988 |
|FIDE rating||2587 (December 2014)|
|Peak rating||2668 (July 2010)|
Zhou Jianchao (Chinese: 周健超; born June 11, 1988 in Shanghai) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster. In 2006, he became China's 21st Grandmaster at the age of 17. In March 2009, Zhou became for the first time in his career a top 100 player in the world. He is ranked 117th globally and 5th in China.
- He learned to play chess at the age of 6.
- In 2004, at the 2nd Russia-China Match, he scored 4.5/6 with a performance of 2623.
- Second GM norm at the 2005 Dubai Open having scored 6/9 (perf 2664)
- Zhou was the runner-up of the National Individual Championship and joint runner-up of the World Team Championship in 2005.
- He is a co-champion of Asian Team Championship and won a Board Gold in 2008.
- Zhou qualified for the Chess World Cup 2007 (held in Khanty-Mansiysk) where he reached Round Three. He eventually lost to Michael Adams after having upset Emil Sutovsky and Andrei Volokitin in the first two rounds. In this tournament he achieved a performance rating of 2687. This was his biggest achievement to date.
- At the 2009 Aeroflot Open, Zhou came third on tiebreak scoring 6.0/9 (+3,=6,-0) with a 2753 performance.
- Zhou Jianchao scored 6.0/9 (+3,=6,-0) at the 2010 Aeroflot Open coming 4th out of 80 players with a 2777 performance.
- In 2011 he came third in the Lake Sevan tournament in Martuni and won the 1st Chinese Rapid Championship in Hefei.
- China Chess League
- FIDE title
- Participants Chess Academy of Armenia
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