Yang Kaiqi

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Yang Kaiqi
Full name Yang Kaiqi杨凯淇
Country  China
Born (1988-05-06) 6 May 1988 (age 29)
Heilongjiang, China
Title International Master (2009)[1]
FIDE rating 2419 (May 2017)
Peak rating 2429 (October 2008)

Yang Kaiqi (born 6 May 1988[2] in Heilongjiang Province) is a Chinese IM chess player, who won the First (Hi Seoul) Korea Open Chess tournament[3][4] held at the Olympic Parktel Convention Center, Seoul (from 29 November – 6 December 2008). This is the strongest chess tournament ever held in South Korea.

In 2008, Yang has also played at the 3rd PGMA Cup,[5] at the Aeroflot Open,[6] and at the Malaysian Open.[7]

In 2015 he shared first place in the 46th National Chess Congress in Philadelphia, finishing ahead of strong Grandmasters such as Gata Kamsky and Sergey Erenburg. [8] He is now based in Canada, and shared second place behind GM Evgeny Bareev in the 2015 "Chess to Remember" tournament in Toronto held to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Master FIDE application". Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chessinchina.Net". Chessinchina.Net. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fide President Visits Seoul". Fide.com. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.chess-results.com/tnr17669.aspx?art=9&lan=1&fed=CHN&m=-1&snr=10
  5. ^ "Chesscenter". Chesscenter. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.aeroflotchess.com/results/b/SMWSite/players/p090.html
  7. ^ "Chessbase". Chessbase. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Abdul-Alim, Jamaal (1 December 2015). "Kaiqi Yang Shares Philly Turkey with Gorovets & Panchanathan". US Chess Federation. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Russian chess master wins Canada's first web broadcast competition". CTV News Toronto. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 

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