The Chinese Championship took place 18-29 May at the Xinghua Tianbao Garden Hotel in Xinghua, China. Although big names such as Li Chao, Wang Yue, Ni Hua and Bu Xiangzhi did not participate, it was fairly strong nonetheless with four 2700 players.
GM Yu Yangyi was defending his 2014 title. Last year he edged out on tiebreak GM Ding Liren, who played this year as well. The third ex-champion in the field was GM Wang Hao, and then there was the rising star GM Wei Yi.
Wei took sole lead in round 5, and after 8 rounds he had increased the gap to 1.5 points. Eventually he won the tournament with 7.5/11, despite his first and only loss in the last round. He drew his games with Yu Yangyi and Wang Hao, but beat Ding Liren in round 4 with an interesting exchange sacrifice in a Berlin Ending.
See the article.