Ma Qun

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Ma Qun
Country China
Born (1991-11-09) November 9, 1991 (age 27)
TitleGrandmaster (2013)
FIDE rating2629 (August 2019)
Peak rating2626 (October 2016)

Ma Qun (Chinese: 马群; pinyin: Mǎ Qún, born November 9, 1991) is a Chinese chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster (GM) by FIDE in 2013.[2] Ma played for the gold medal-winning Chinese team in the Asian Nations Cup 2014 in Tabriz, Iran[3] and also earned the individual gold medal on board 4 thanks to a score of 7/7 points, namely winning all seven games he played.[4][5]

Ma Qun tied for first place at the 89th Hastings International Chess Congress in January 2014 with Mikheil Mchedlishvili (the eventual winner on tiebreak score), Igor Khenkin, Mark Hebden, Jahongir Vakhidov, Justin Sarkar, and Jovica Radovanovic, placing third on countback.[6][7]

In 2015 he won the silver medal at the 1st Asian University Chess Championship in Beijing.[8]

In January 2016, he shared second place with Ju Wenjun and Nigel Short in the New Zealand Open, which took place in Devonport, New Zealand.[9] Later in the same year, Ma won the International Open of Sants, Hostafrancs and La Bordeta in Barcelona, after playoffs.[10][11]


  1. ^ GM title application. FIDE.
  2. ^ Titles approved by the 1st quarter FIDE PB 2013. FIDE.
  3. ^ Silver, Albert (2014-05-31). "Asian Cup: China takes gold, India is silver". ChessBase. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Board Medals". Asian Nations Cup 2014. Iranian Chess Federation. Archived from the original on 22 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  5. ^ Men's Asian Team Chess Championship: Ma Qun. OlimpBase
  6. ^ Silver, Albert (6 January 2014). "Hastings Chess Congress ends in seven-way tie". ChessBase. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  7. ^ Doggers, Peter (8 January 2014). "7-Way Tie at 89th Hastings Chess Congress". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  8. ^ Liang, Ziming (2015-10-25). "Megaranto and Ni Shiqun dominate Asian University Ch". ChessBase.
  9. ^ Daulyte, Deimante (2016-01-15). "Gawain Jones is new New Zealand Champion". ChessBase.
  10. ^ "Triunfo chino en el Open Internacional de Sants". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  11. ^ Schneider, Fabio (2016-08-30). "Ma Qun, campeón del Abierto de Sants" (in Spanish). ChessBase. Retrieved 2016-10-16.

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