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|Full name||Zhou Jianchao|
June 11, 1988 |
|FIDE rating||2619 (March 2017)|
|Peak rating||2669 (November 2010)|
|2010 Guangzhou||Men's Team|
Zhou Jianchao (Chinese: 周健超; born June 11, 1988 in Shanghai) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster. In 2006, he became China's 21st Grandmaster at the age of 17. In March 2009, Zhou became for the first time in his career a top 100 player in the world.
- He learned to play chess at the age of 6.
- In 2004, at the 2nd Russia-China Match, he scored 4.5/6 with a performance of 2623.
- First GM norm at the 2005 Aeroflot Open (A2 Group) having scored 6/9 (perf 2727)
- Second GM norm at the 2005 Dubai Open having scored 6/9 (perf 2664)
- Zhou was the runner-up of the National Individual Championship and joint runner-up of the World Team Championship in 2005.
- Third GM norm at the 2006 Aeroflot Open (A2 Group) having scored 6.5/9 (perf 2616)
- He is a co-champion of Asian Team Championship and won a Board Gold in 2008.
- Zhou qualified for the Chess World Cup 2007 (held in Khanty-Mansiysk) where he reached Round Three. He eventually lost to Michael Adams after having upset Emil Sutovsky and Andrei Volokitin in the first two rounds. In this tournament he achieved a performance rating of 2687. This was his biggest achievement to date.
- At the 2009 Aeroflot Open, Zhou came third on tiebreak scoring 6.0/9 (+3,=6,-0) with a 2753 performance.
- He reached the second round of the Chess World Cup 2009 in Khanty-Mansiysk.
- Zhou Jianchao scored 6.0/9 (+3,=6,-0) at the 2010 Aeroflot Open coming 4th out of 80 players with a 2777 performance.
- In 2011 he came third in the Lake Sevan tournament in Martuni and won the 1st Chinese Rapid Championship in Hefei.
- China Chess League
- Certificate of 2nd GM norm
- GM title application
- Participants Chess Academy of Armenia
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