2011-11-26 13:25:49 UTC
the World Championship of Chinese chess.
Who would have imagined that the Chinese would win everything in a
competition for Chinese chess?
The competition was held in Jakarta Indonesia on November 20-26, 2011.
Each member nation was allowed to send two male players, one female
player and one non-Chinese.
The players sent from China won all the prizes.
The winner and new World Champion is 蒋川 JIANG Chuan of Beijing. He
easily swept all before him, winning his first seven games. I was
hoping he would pull a "Bobby Fischer" by winning all 9 games, but he
gave easy courtesy draws in the last two rounds. (Bobby Fischer
famously won the USA Championship with a score of 11-0 even though
there was no need for him to do so and then blanked his World
Championship competition with scores of 6-0, 6-0).
Second was 许银川 XU YinChuan, also of China, who finished with 7.5 -
1.5. He got one of the courtesy draws given by 蒋川 JIANG Chuan.
Third was 武明一 VU Minh Ngat of Vietnam who scored 7-2. He had been
upset in the second round by losing to 吴宗翰 WOO Tsung Han from
Singapore but after that never lost again to finish third.
The Woman's Championship was won by 唐 丹 TANG Dan of China who won all
her games to score 9-0
Second in the Woman's section was 阮黄燕 NGUYEN Hoang Yen of Vietnam.
(Notice a trend here.)
The title of "World Champion for non-Chinese" was won by 邝伟德 Kon
ISLAND of Hong Kong. There was some grumbling among the non-Chinese
competitors for giving his the title AGAIN because he really is
Most beautiful girl in the Woman's competition and the only one who
would be regarded as "Chessbase Ready" was 杨丽可 Eunike Regina Feby of
Indonesia. Unfortunately, she lost all her games and scored 0-9. Also,
she spoke no English so I was unable to interview her.
The moderator who gave out the prizes in the awards ceremony always
sounded like the most surprised person in the world when she kept
announcing "The Winner is From China". Great Job!