Danzhou goes hybrid

The top international tournament in China ran its Covid-19-year edition as a hybrid event. China’s top four Chinese grandmasters have come together in Danzhou, from where they competed under the supervision of arbiters in a round robin with four European grandmasters that each played from their home with their camera on. Richard Rapport won. Similarly, an event with China’s top five women meeting in Xi’An, and five international participants has just been completed with the highest-ranking woman Hou Yifan as the winner. While the men played rapid with 15 minutes per game plus 10 seconds per move, the women competed with a 5 seconds increment. Both events were hosted by