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Zhao Jun - chess player

Full name Zhao Jun
Country China
Born December 12, 1986
Jinan, Shandong, China
Title Grandmaster (2004)
Peak rating 2621 (February 2015)
Zhao Jun
Traditional Chinese 趙駿
Simplified Chinese 赵骏

Zhao Jun (simplified Chinese: 赵骏; traditional Chinese: 趙駿; pinyin: Zhào Jùn; born December 12, 1986 in Jinan, Shandong) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster. In 2004, he became China's 19th Grandmaster at the age of 17.

Zhao plays for the Shandong chess club in the China Chess League (CCL).

He achieved his first GM norm at the February 2004 Aeroflot Open in Moscow where he scored 5/9 (with a performance rating of 2613). His second norm was achieved at the April 2004 China Men's Team Championship in Jinan where he scored 7/10 (with a performance rating of 2652). His third norm was achieved at the November 2004 World Junior Chess Championship in Cochin where he came third scoring 9½/13 (with a performance rating of 2633).

Playing under the handle CK-324, he earned a spot in the 2006 FIDE Blitz Championship by winning a qualifying tournament on the ICC.

He competed in the Chess World Cup 2007, where he knocked out Pendyala Harikrishna in the first round, then he was eliminated from the tournament by losing to Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in the second round.

Zhao won the 90th Hastings International Chess Congress in January 2015 with a score of 8/9, a clear point ahead of the field.

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