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Zhou Weiqi (Chinese: 周唯奇; born 1 October 1986)[2] is a Chinese chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2008.

Zhou Weiqi
CountryChina
Born (1986-10-01) 1 October 1986 (age 32)[1]
Changzhou, Jiangsu
TitleGrandmaster (2008)
FIDE rating2587 (September 2019)
Peak rating2646 (July 2015)

CareerEdit

Born in Changzhou,[3] Jiangsu Province,Zhou has competed twice (2000, 2002) in the Chinese national team in the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad with playing record of 19 games (+11, =3, −5).[4]

In the 2008 Aeroflot Open (A2 group), he came second with a performance rating of 2703.[5] In May 2008, he came joint first on points (8/11) and second on tie-break at the 2nd Philippine International Open in Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

At the 79th FIDE congress, held on 16–26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany, his application for the grandmaster title was approved, making him the 26th grandmaster of China.[6]

He gained his three norms required for the title at:[7]

He qualified for the Chess World Cup 2009 in Khanty-Mansiysk (20 November – 15 December) by coming equal first at the 8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009).[8] He knocked out Emil Sutovsky in the first round to reach round two, where he lost to Gata Kamsky and thus was eliminated from the competition.

He came joint first on 7/9 points (+5=4–0; 2704 performance)[9] and second on tiebreak[10] at the 17th Chigorin Memorial, held from 14 to 25 October 2009 at Holiday Inn Moskovskie Vorota hotel in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[11]

In 2010 Zhou Weiqi won the 7th IGB Dato' Arthur Tan Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur.[12] In 2015 he won the Premier section of the Doeberl Cup in Canberra, Australia.[13]

China Chess LeagueEdit

Zhou Weiqi plays for Jiangsu chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rating data for player Zhou, Weiqi, (CHN) Archived 8 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "中国国际象棋运动员等级分数据库". Chessinchina.net. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  3. ^ (2009-01-06 15:58:11) (6 January 2009). "周唯奇——从常州走出去的国际象棋特级大师_百年障眼书千卷_新浪博客". Blog.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  4. ^ OlimpBase :: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiads :: Zhou Weiqi
  5. ^ "AEROFLOT OPEN 2008: News". Aeroflotchess.com. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Titles awarded at the 79th FIDE Congress in Dresden, Germany". Fide.com. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Grandmaster title application". Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Chess-Results Server Chess-results.com – Tournament-Database". Chess-results.com. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  9. ^ "GM Zhou, Weiqi". Totalchess.spb.ru. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  10. ^ "M.Chigorin Memorial 2009". Totalchess.spb.ru. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Mikhail Chigorin Memorial 2009". Chessdom. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  12. ^ Crowther, Mark (7 September 2010). "7th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2010". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Zhou Weiqi walked through Doeberl Cup Premier". Chessdom. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  14. ^ http://ccl.sports.cn/

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