Ding Liren

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Ding Liren
Ding Liren 1, Candidates Tournament 2018.jpg
Ding at the 2018 Candidates Tournament
Full name Ding Liren
Country China
Born (1992-10-24) October 24, 1992 (age 25)
Wenzhou, Zhejiang
Title Grandmaster (2009)[1]
FIDE rating 2797 (July 2018)
Peak rating 2798 (June 2018)
Ranking No. 4 (June 2018)
Peak ranking No. 4 (June 2018)
Ding Liren
Chinese 丁立人

Ding Liren (born 24 October 1992) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.


Ding is a three-time Chinese Chess Champion (2009, 2011, 2012) and has twice represented China at Chess Olympiads winning team gold and board bronze medals in 2014. 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, he was highest rated Blitz player in the world. As of June 2017, Ding's peak rating of 2783 (in June 2016) is the highest rating that any Chinese player has ever attained.

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.


Ding Liren attended Chant Garden Elementary School in Wenzhou, Zhejiang. Ding also attended Wenzhou High School and Law School of Peking University.[citation needed]



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Preceded by
Ni Hua
Wang Hao
Chinese Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Wei Yi