Meet China's first 2800 chess player!


Chinese no. 1 chess player Ding Liren returns after injury in his home city of Wenzhou with a 4-game match against former World Champion Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria. The match is accompanied by a chess match between former Women’s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 chess moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

On the morning of August 15th, the “Heart Bridge Cup” China·Wenzhou Chess Grand Master Contest Closing Ceremony was held in Wenzhou Huaqiao Hotel.

In yesterday’s decisive round, Ding Liren defeated Bulgarian top chess player Topalov and won the men’s victory in this match with a total score of 3:1.

This is the first time Ding crosses the 2800 barrier. His run is already more then one year since he lost competitive classical game.

In the womens match Tan Zhongyi defeated Georgian Dzagnidze and won the championship with a 3:1 record.

Replay the games here