Zhou Jianchao

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhou.
Zhou Jianchao
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Full name Zhou Jianchao
Country  China
Born (1988-06-11) June 11, 1988 (age 26)
Shanghai, China
Title Grandmaster (2006)
FIDE rating 2587 (December 2014)
Peak rating 2668 (July 2010)

Zhou Jianchao (Chinese: 周健超; born June 11, 1988 in Shanghai)[1] 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.

Career[edit]

  • 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.[2]
  • Second GM norm at the 2005 Dubai Open having scored 6/9 (perf 2664)
  • Third GM norm at the 2006 Aeroflot Open (A2 Group) having scored 6.5/9 (perf 2616)[3]
  • He is a co-champion of Asian Team Championship and won a Board Gold in 2008.[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • In 2011 he came third in the Lake Sevan tournament in Martuni[6] and won the 1st Chinese Rapid Championship in Hefei.[7]
China Chess League

Zhou Jianchao plays for Shanghai chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 中国国际象棋运动员等级分数据库
  2. ^ OlimpBase
  3. ^ FIDE title
  4. ^ Participants Chess Academy of Armenia
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2010-02-19). "The Week in Chess: 9th Aeroflot Open 2010". London Chess Centre. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Nadanian, Ashot (2011-08-02). "Lake Sevan 2011 - Jobava wins volcanic event". ChessBase.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-07-07). "The Week in Chess: Zhou Jianchao wins 1st Chinese Rapid Championship". London Chess Centre. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  8. ^ http://ccl.sports.cn/

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