|| October 24, 1992
Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province
Ding Liren (Chinese: 丁立人; born October 24, 1992) is a Chinese chess grandmaster. In August 2015, he became the second Chinese player after Wang Yue to break into the top 10 of FIDE rating list. Ding is the highest rated and the highest ranked Chinese player ever to date.
On 6 June 2009, at the age of 16, he became the youngest ever person to win the title of Chinese Champion. In April 2011 he won the Chinese Chess Championship for the second time, and won the title again the next year at the age of 19. In October 2009, he became China's 30th grandmaster. He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, but was defeated in the first round by Wesley So. Ding Liren attended Peking University Law school.
In the 2015 Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Ding Liren finished in a tie for second, half a point behind Carlsen. After the tournament, Ding and Carlsen trained together in Doha, Qatar.
- November 2002: U-10 World Youth Championship in Heraklio, joint 1st on 9½/11 points with Eltaj Safarli, 2nd on tiebreak
- November 2004: U-12 World Youth Championship in Heraklio, joint 1st on 9½/11 points with Zhao Nan, 2nd on tiebreak
- April 2004: Chinese Men's Team Championship in Jinan, scored 1/4
- July 2005: Chinese Individual Championship in Hefei,
- April 2007: Zonal Tournament 3.5 (China) in Dezhou, scored 6½/9
- 2007 July 2007: Chinese Men's Championship Individual Group B in Zhuhai, scored 7/10
- May 2008: Chinese Individual Championship in Beijing, scored 5½/11 finishing 6th
- June 2008: Men's Selective Tournament for Olympiad in Ningbo, scored 4/10
- July 2008: Czech Open 2008 MS U14 U16 - M-silnice Open in Pardubice, scored 5/5
- April 2009: Men's Zonal Tournament 3.5 (China) in Beijing, scored 5/11
- May 2009: 8th Asian Continental Individual Open Championship in Subic Bay Freeport, scored 6/11 (first grandmaster norm)
- May 2009: Chinese Individual Championship in Xinghua, 1st with 8½/11 and 2800+ TPR (second GM norm)
- August 2009: Russia - China (men) in Dagomys, scored 2½/5
- September 2009: Chinese Chess King in Jinzhou, scored 3½/7
- April 2011: Chinese Individual Championship in Xinghua, 1st with 9/11
- April 2012: Chinese Individual Championship in Xinghua, 1st with 8/11
- October 2012: SPICE Cup in St. Louis, USA, tied for 2nd with 5½/10
- In the 2013 Alekhine Memorial tournament, held from 20 April to 1 May, Liren finished ninth, with +1−3=5.
Ding Liren plays for T.S. Alyans chess sports club in the Turkish Super League.
- Ding Liren - Li Shilong, King's Indian Defense, Chinese Chess Championship, Round 3, Xinghua, 2009
- Ding Liren - Wang Hao, Semi-Slav Queen's Gambit, Chinese Chess Championship, Round 10, Xinghua, 2009
- Gata Kamsky - Ding Liren, French Defence Steinitz variation, Aeroflot Open, Round 6, Moscow, 2011
- Ding Liren - Levon Aronian, Semi-Slav Defense Accelerated Meran Variation, Alekhine Memorial, Round 1, 2013
References and further reading
- 16-year-old Ding Liren Wins Chinese Ch
- Ding Liren wins the Chinese Chess Championship (Chessdom)
- Ding Liren (16) new Chinese Champion after surreal finish (ChessVibes)
- Chinese Championship - a closer look at Ding Liren (ChessBase)
- The Chess Mind (Dennis Monokroussos)
- Ding Liren champion de Chine! (Europe Echecs)
- Feedback and facts on FIDE's 'zero tolerance' rule
- Chinese Championship - decision by default
- Profiles and interviews