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Ding Liren

Ding Liren
Ding Liren 1, Candidates Tournament 2018.jpg
Ding at the 2018 Candidates Tournament
Full nameDing Liren
Born (1992-10-24) 24 October 1992 (age 26)
Wenzhou, Zhejiang
TitleGrandmaster (2009)[1]
FIDE rating2812 (July 2019)
Peak rating2816 (November 2018)
RankingNo. 3 (May 2019)
Peak rankingNo. 3 (February 2019)
Ding Liren

Ding Liren (born 24 October 1992) is a Chinese chess grandmaster. He is a three-time Chinese Chess Champion.

Ding was undefeated in classical chess from August 2017 to November 2018, recording 29 victories and 71 draws. This 100-game unbeaten streak is the longest in top-level chess history.[2]


Ding is a three-time Chinese Chess Champion (2009, 2011, 2012) and has represented China at all four Chess Olympiads from 2012 to 2018, winning team gold medals in 2014 and 2018 and individual bronze and gold medals in 2014 and 2018 respectively. He also won team gold and individual silver at the World Team Championships in 2015.

In August 2015, he became the second Chinese player after Wang Yue to break into the top 10 of the FIDE world rankings. In July 2016, with a Blitz rating of 2875, he was the highest rated Blitz player in the world.[3]

In September 2017, he became the first Chinese player to qualify for a Candidates Tournament, the penultimate stage in the World Championship. He placed clear 4th with +1-0=13, the only candidate without a loss at the event.

In September 2018, Ding became the first Chinese player to pass the 2800 Elo mark on the FIDE world rankings, and in November he reached a rating of 2816, the joint-tenth highest rating in history.


Ding Liren attended Chant Garden Elementary School in Wenzhou, Zhejiang. Ding also attended Wenzhou High School and Law School of Peking University.



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Preceded by
Ni Hua
Wang Hao
Chinese Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Wei Yi

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