Tan Zhongyi

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Tan Zhongyi
Country China
Born (1991-05-29) 29 May 1991 (age 24)
Chongqing, China
Title Woman Grandmaster (2009)
FIDE rating 2487 (February 2016)
Peak rating 2512 (August 2015)
Tan Zhongyi
Medal record
Competitor for  China
Women's Chess
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2011 Shenzhen Individual
Gold medal – first place 2011 Shenzhen Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kazan Individual
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tan.

Tan Zhongyi (Chinese: 谭中怡;[1] born 29 May 1991 in Chongqing)[2] is a Chinese chess player, who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).[3]


Tan won the World Youth U10 Girls Chess Championship twice, in 2000 and 2001, both held in Oropesa del Mar. In 2002, she won the World Youth U12 Girls Chess Championship in Heraklion.

She was the 5th ranked girl chess player in the world on the January 2010 Top 20 Girls FIDE rating list.[4]

In August–September 2008 at the Women's World Chess Championship she was knocked out in the second round by Pia Cramling by 0.5-1.5.

In 2011 she won the women's chess tournament at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzen,[5] contributing to China's team gold medal.[6] Tan won the Women's World University Chess Championship of 2012 in Guimarães.[7] In 2013 she won the 3rd China Women Masters Tournament in Wuxi with a score of 6.5/9 points, 1.5 points ahead of runners-up Valentina Gunina and Huang Qian.[8] In 2014 Tan won the Asian Women's Blitz Championship in Sharjah.[9]

In May 2015 she won the Chinese Women's Chess Championship in Xinghua.[10] The following month, Tan won the 5th China Women Masters Tournament with 7/9, a full point ahead of second-placed Lei Tingjie.[11] In August 2015, she won the Asian Women's Rapid Championship in Al Ain.[12]

China Chess League[edit]

Tan Zhongyi plays for China Mobile Group Chongqing Company Ltd chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 中国国际象棋运动员等级分数据库
  2. ^ WGM title application FIDE
  3. ^ Titles approved at the 80th FIDE Congress
  4. ^ Top 20 Girls January 2010
  5. ^ "WGM Tan Zhongyi wins the Women Universiade in Shenzhen". Chessdom. 2011-08-21. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Li Chao and Tan Zhongyi winners in Shenzhen". ChessVibes. 2011-08-23. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ World University Chess Championship 2012 - Women Chess-Results
  8. ^ "Tan Zhongyi Won 3rd Women Masters Tournament in China". Natalia Pogonina's website. 2013-06-09. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Chinese players claim Asian Blitz Chess Championships". Chessdom. 2014-04-20. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  10. ^ Ramirez, Alejandro (2015-05-30). "Wei Yi youngest Chinese Champion". ChessBase. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  11. ^ 5th China(Xishan)Chess Women Masters Tournament Chess-Results
  12. ^ "Truong Son wins Asian Rapid Chess Championship 2015". FIDE. 2015-08-12. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  13. ^ http://ccl.sports.cn/

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