Ding Liren

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Ding Liren
Ding Liren 1, Candidates Tournament 2018.jpg
Ding at the 2018 Candidates Tournament
Full nameDing Liren
CountryChina
Born (1992-10-24) 24 October 1992 (age 28)
Wenzhou, Zhejiang
TitleGrandmaster (2009)[1]
FIDE rating2791 (April 2021)
Peak rating2816 (November 2018)
RankingNo. 3 (February 2021)
Peak rankingNo. 3 (February 2019)
Ding Liren
Chinese

Ding Liren (born 24 October 1992) is a Chinese chess grandmaster. He is the highest rated Chinese chess player in history and is also a three-time Chinese Chess Champion. He is the winner of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final and won the Sinquefield Cup in 2019 as the first player since 2007 to beat Magnus Carlsen in a playoff. [2][3] Ding is the first Chinese player ever to play in a Candidates Tournament and pass the 2800 Elo mark on the FIDE world rankings.[4] In July 2016, with a Blitz rating of 2875, he was the highest rated Blitz player in the world.[5]

Ding was undefeated in classical chess from August 2017 to November 2018, recording 29 victories and 71 draws. This 100-game unbeaten streak was the longest in top-level chess history,[6] until Magnus Carlsen surpassed it in 2019.[7]

Education[edit]

Ding attended Chant Garden Elementary School[8][9] and is a graduate of Zhejiang Wenzhou High School[10] and the Law School of Peking University.[11][12]

Career[edit]

Ding is a three-time Chinese Chess Champion (2009, 2011, 2012) and has represented China at all four Chess Olympiads from 2012 to 2018, winning team gold medals in 2014 and 2018 and individual bronze and gold medals in 2014 and 2018 respectively. He also won team gold and individual silver at the World Team Championships in 2015.

In August 2015, he became the second Chinese player after Wang Yue to break into the top 10 of the FIDE world rankings. In July 2016, with a Blitz rating of 2875, he was the highest rated Blitz player in the world.[5]

In September 2017, he became the first Chinese player to qualify for a Candidates Tournament, the penultimate stage in the World Championship. He placed clear 4th with +1−0=13, the only candidate without a loss at the event.

In September 2018, Ding became the first Chinese player to pass the 2800 Elo mark on the FIDE world rankings, and in November he reached a rating of 2816, the joint-tenth highest rating in history.

In August 2019, he won the Sinquefield Cup 2019 with 2 wins and 9 draws, beating reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the playoffs.

In October of the same year Ding qualified for the 2020 Candidates by finishing 2nd place in the World Cup for the second time in a row.

Along with Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian, he is a Grand Chess Tour finalist 2019. Ding went on to win the Grand Chess Tour final, beating Aronian in the semifinal and Vachier-Lagrave in the final, becoming the 2019 Grand Chess Tour Champion.

Results[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Doggers (PeterDoggers), Peter. "Ding Beats Carlsen In Playoff To Win Sinquefield Cup". Chess.com.
  4. ^ "Ding Liren: Quiet Assassin". chess24.com. 23 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Search results: July 2016". FIDE. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  6. ^ Peterson, Macauley (11 November 2018). "Ding defeated! Tiviakov celebrates!". ChessBase.
  7. ^ Overvik, Jostein; Strøm, Ole Kristian (21 October 2019). "Magnus Carlsen satte verdensrekord: 101 partier uten tap". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian).
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  11. ^ "PKU alumnus Ding Liren becomes the Runner-Up in the Individual Events of 2017 Chess World Cup". Peking University. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Introducing Candidates: Ding Liren". fide.com. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  13. ^ "World Youth Chess Championships 2002 :: Chess.GR".
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  16. ^ "Titles approved at the 80th FIDE Congress". FIDE. 19 October 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Chinese Championship (2011)". www.chessgames.com.
  18. ^ Crowther, Mark (21 September 2011). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  19. ^ "Chinese Chess Championship (2012)". www.chessgames.com.
  20. ^ "- Vachier-Lagrave tops SPICE Cup". 22 October 2012.
  21. ^ "Aronian and Gelfand win Alekhine Memorial 2013". ChessBase News. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  22. ^ (PeterDoggers), Peter Doggers. "Convincing Win For Ding Liren In Shenzhen - Chess.com". Chess.com. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  23. ^ "Ding Liren Wins Moscow Grand Prix". FIDE. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  24. ^ "World Championship Candidates (2018)". Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  25. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 April 2018). "Results: Cross Table". Shamkir Chess.
  26. ^ "St. Louis Rapid & Blitz Winners & Losers". chess24. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  27. ^ "Results And Standings -- 2019 Grand Chess Tour". Grand Chess Tour. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  28. ^ "2019 Tour Standings -- 2019 Grand Chess Tour". Grand Chess Tour. Retrieved 8 December 2019.

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Preceded by
Ni Hua
Wang Hao
Chinese Chess Champion
2009
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Wei Yi