πŸ“’ Games of the week n.Β 10!

GM Liu Yan on the verge of triumph

The young Chinese GM Liu Yan finished second in the Orillas de Mar tournament

The Chinese GM Liu Yan achieved an extraordinary result in the Orillas de Mar tournament, held in Tenerife from June 25 to July 2, 2023. Liu scored 7 points out of 9, the same score as the winner, the Indian GM Gupta, but lost the technical tiebreak.

Liu had a perfect tournament, never losing a game. He won against some of the best players in the tournament, including the Italian GM Alberto David and the Indian WGM Vantika Agrawal.

One of Liu’s most spectacular games was against the French IM Aldo Haik. Liu won the game in just 25 moves, with a brilliant attack that surprised Haik on the queenside.

πŸ†  Games of the Week n. 10: GM LIU YAN vs  IM ALDO HAIK– 1-0 @ Orillas de Mar β€“ June 26th, 2023 – Tenerife

GM Liu Yan’s exceptional performance in the Orillas de Mar tournament, where he achieved an astounding ELO rating of 2663, has set the chess world ablaze with excitement! This remarkable feat is a testament to Liu’s unparalleled talent and unwavering determination. With each move, he showcases his extraordinary skills, leaving spectators in awe of his strategic brilliance.

With every tournament, his ELO rating soars higher, currently standing at an impressive 2579. Brace yourselves, for a future champion is in our midst!

Liu was born in Beijing, China, in 2001. He started playing chess at the age of six and quickly rose through the ranks. In 2018, he earned the title of Grand Master.

Liu has won numerous tournaments throughout his career, including the Chinese Junior Championship in 2017 and the Asian Junior Championship in 2018.

Liu’s performance in the Orillas de Mar tournament is his greatest victory to date. It is a sign that the young GM is ready to compete with the best players in the world.


He is very welcome to compete in the next Orillas de Mar tournament in June 2024.