Ding Liren is a Chess Grandmaster and one of the best Chinese Chess players in the history of Chess. Liren currently ranked number two in the world with FIDE ratings over a jaw-dropping 2800 in both classical and rapid time controls. For more information on FIDE ratings, see the step-by-step guide on how to get a FIDE rating.
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Full name: Ding Liren
Born: October 24, 1992
Place of birth: Wenzhou Zhejiang, China
World ranking: 2
Ding Liren is a famous Chess player born on October 24, 1992, in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. He is a grandmaster chess player, a title FIDE awarded him in 2009. Liren has managed to be a champion of China three times after winning the Chinese Chess championships. He also beat Maxed Vachier Lagrave to win the chess tour in the 2019 finals. In the same year, Liren won the Sinquefield Cup after beating Magnus Carlsen. This made him the first chess player to beat Magnus Carlsen in the chess playoffs.
In addition, Ding is the first chess player from China to compete in the candidate tournament. In addition, he was also the first Chinese chess player to break through the Elo mark of 2800 on the world chess ranking by FIDE. He was also the Chinese chess player with the highest blitz rating after achieving a Blitz rating of 2875. He also has a rapid rating of 2836 and a standard rating of 2806.
Currently, he has a blitz rating of 2788 and a world ranking of 02 among the active players. In chess championships, he participated from August 2017 to November 2018; Liren finished with great victory by being unbeaten in all the games. He recorded up to 29 wins in the games and 73 draws in 100 games. The unbeaten history Liren recorded was the longest in chess history, which Magnus Carlsen later surpassed in 2019.
Ding Liren is the strongest top-level Chinese chess player in the history of chess games in china. He was a Chinese champion three times in the Chess championships of china held in 2009, 2011, and in2012. Liren also qualified to represent his country in the Chess Olympias four times from 2012 to 2918. In the chess Olympiads, he won a gold medal for the team in 2014 and 2018. He also won individual gold and bronze medals in the Chess Olympiads in 2014 and 2018.
He was the second chess player from china to pass the top ten World rankings by FIDE in 2015 after Wang Yue. In the Fide rankings, he became the highest blitz-rated player globally, with a blitz rating of 2875 in 2016. He joined the tenth highest FIDE ratings in November 2019 when he recorded a rating of 2816, which was above the Elo mark of 2800. He featured in the 2019 Sinquefield cup by recording two wins and nine draws hence winning the cup in the playoffs after beating his competitor Magnus Carlsen.
Ding Liren started featuring as a dedicated chess player at a young age. He competed in the 2003 World championships youth category for the under 10 sections, where he shared a position with Eltaj Safarli on a tiebreak. In 2005, he competed in the individual championship in Hefei china ad also got the opportunity to compete in the same championships held in Beijing in 2008, where he finished 6th.
In 2009 at the age of 17, Liren became a professional chess player with a grandmaster title after featuring in the individual championships held in Xinghua, Jiangsu. At his 17th, 19th, and 20th ages, Liren was the Chinese champion in the chess championships making him have a great beginning in his chess career. Being a chess champion consecutively made Ding Liren gain popularity to become one of China’s most recognized chess players.
Ding Liren is the 30th grandmaster title winner in China. He also has a record of being three times Chinese chess champions in the Chinese championships. Liren achieved the highest blitz rating in the world in 2016 and passed the Elo mark rating of 2800. He has also won gold and bronze medals in his chess career, both at the individual level and with his national team. He also represented his country’s gold-winning team in different chess Olympiads.
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