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Liren Ding

FIDE Rating: 2762
FIDE World Rank 7
Liren Ding



age became grandmaster



Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

2018 Candidates Tournament Champion, 2019 Grand Chess Tour Champion


FIDE ID # 8603677
US Chess ID # 93216

As the first Chinese player to cross 2800, Ding Liren is the highest rated Chinese player ever and only the second player from China (after Wang Yue) to break into the world’s top 10. In 2008, at the age of 16, Liren became the youngest person ever to win the title of Chinese Champion, a title he won twice more in 2011 and 2012.

Liren represented China in four FIDE Olympiads from 2012 – 2018, leading the team to victory in 2018 and winning individual medals on first board and for showing the highest performance in the entire Olympiad. He also won team gold in the 2015 World Team Championship. In 2019 Liren won the Grand Chess Tour final, beating Levon Aronian in the semifinal and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final, becoming the 2019 Grand Chess Tour Champion.

Ding Liren is the one of the most solid players, once holding the record for the longest undefeated streak, 100 games with 29 wins and 71 draws. Until That record was broken in October 2019 by Magnus Carlsen, 120 games with 39 wins and 81 draws.

Liren vs. Carlsen

Though they may not always describe themselves as rivals, Ding Liren and Magnus Carlsen have faced off for major titles since they both entered the chess arena. In the 2015 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz, Liren finished in a tie for second place just half a point behind Carlsen. Then, in 2019, he won the Sinquefield Cup 2019, beating Carlsen in the playoffs. In both 2018 and 2019. Liren placed 2nd in the World Cup, just behind Carlsen both times.

Ding Liren during London Finals

Ding Liren considers his next move at the 2019 London finals. Shortly after this round, Liren was announced as the winner of the 2019 Grand Chess tour.

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fide 2762 2775 2787
urs 2761

2023 Grand Chess Tour Winnings


Tour Stops

  1. 1

    2023 Superbet Chess Classic Romania

  2. 2

    2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland

  3. 3

    2023 SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia

  4. 4

    2023 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

  5. 5

    2023 Sinquefield Cup

rank 9
rank tournament points prize money
8th Superbet Chess Classic 4 $16,000
Total 4 $16,000
rank 1
rank tournament points prize money
5 Côte D’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz 6 $12,500
T-5 Croatia Grand Chess Tour 7 $17,333
T-2 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 8.33 $20,000
1 Sinquefield Cup 16.6 $82,500
5 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz 6 $12,500
Total 43.93 $144,833
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