The organizers and VIPs jointly start the tournament
The third Hainan Danzhou Super Grand Master Chess Tournament began on May 29 in Danzhou.
This year the ten players are: Wang Yue, Ding Liren, Ni Hua, Bu Xiangzhi, Yu Yangyi, Zhou Weiqi, Hou Yifan, Zhou Jianchao, Zhao Jun, and Wen Yang. China’s top two rated players, Wang Hao and Li Chao, for reasons unknown are not participating. The competition is more than simply a national tournament of the highest level, with a generous prizefund, the champion will be also earn a spot on the Chinese team and join them in the upcoming Olympiad in Istanbul.
After three rounds, Ni Hua, Bu Xiangzhi and Wang Yue all have 2.0/3, while Ding Liren, Wen Yang, Yu Yangyi and Zhao Jun have 1.5/2, and the rest at 1.0/3.
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