SELECTED GAMES
五羊杯 Five Rams Cup

Below is a collection of the games played in the Five Rams Cup throughout the years.
The first ever Five Rams Cup was held in in 1981 and I find it fitting to publish the games 30 years later in 2011. It is a pity that the competition is now defunct.
My own skills are limited, therefore I will not annotate the games. Please have fun and enjoy the games as best as possible.
Below is a list of the games. The listed name in the box represents the champion of that particular tournament. Click on the year you would want to see.
Mistakes will be made so please contact me should you find any and I will correct them ASAP.
Click here to know more about this competition.
Click here if you want to know more about the grandmasters....though some bios will be yet to be published...

01 Jan 1981 Liu Dahua Click here   1st ever tournament!
02 Dec 1981 Hu Ronghua Page 01 , 02 , 03  
03 Jan 1983 Liu Dahua p01 , p02 , p03 , p04  Li Laiqun makes his debut after making grandmaster in 1982.
04 Jan 1984 Li Laiqun p01 , p02 , p03 , p04  
05 Jan 1985 Hu Ronghua p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 Yang Guanlin retired, and Lv Qin took his place. Lv Qin had not made grandmaster yet.
06 Jan 1986 Hu Ronghua p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 Yang Guanlin retired, and Lv Qin took his place. Lv Qin had not made grandmaster yet. Lv Qin would make grandmaster later the same year.
07 Dec 1986 Hu Ronghua p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 Hu wins 3 times in a row, keeping the cup permanently.
08 Jan 1988 Hu Ronghua p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 Hu becomes the first ever person to win in 4 times in a row.
09 Jan 1989 Lv Qin p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 Xu Tianhong becomes National Champion later that year, and is now eligible for participation the following year.
10 Jan 1990 Lv Qin p01 , p02, p03, p04 , p05 Zhao Guorong becomes National Champion,making him eligible to take part next year.
11 Jan 1991 Lv Qin p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 Lv Qin keeps the coveted cup after winning 3 times in a row. Zhao did not take part in this 5 Rams Cup.
12 Jan 1992 Lv Qin p01 , p02 , p03 , p04  Lv Qin becomes the 2nd person ever to win in 4 times in a row.
13 Dec 1992 Lv Qin p01, p02 , p03, p04 , p05 Lv Qin becomes the 1st person ever to win it 5 times in a row,the longest streak in the history of the competition.
14 Dec 1993 Xu Yinchuan p01, p02,p03,
p04, p05
Xu Yinchuan makes GM earlier this year and makes his debut and wins the tourney!
15 Jan 1995 Xu Yinchuan p01,p02,p03
p04
,p05 
Tao Hanming becomes GM in 1994 and makes his debut.
16 Dec 1995 Lv Qin  p01 , p02 , p03 Incomplete games...if anyone has the complete set, please email me.
17 Dec 1996 Hu Ronghua p01,p02,p03
p04
,p05
 
18 Jan 1998 Xu Yinchuan

p01 , p02 , p03 ,
p04 , p05

 
19 Jan 1999 Zhao Guorong p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 , p06 , p07 GM Li Laiqun returns to the tournament after establishing himself as a real estate tycoon.
20 Dec 1999 Lv Qin p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 , p06 , p07  
21 Jan 2001 Lv Qin Rounds 1&2, Rounds 3&4, Round 5  
22 Dec 2001 Lv Qin p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 , p06 Lv Qin does it again, keeping the cup after winning 3 times in a row. Liu Dianzhong, Yu Youhua and Wan Chunlin also take part.
23 Jan 2003 Xu Yinchuan p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 Yu Youhua becomes national champion in 2002. Sun Yongzheng and Wang Bin make their debut.
24 Jan 2004 Lv Qin p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 , p06   Jiang Chuan makes his debut. Jiang would become National Champion in 2010.
25 Jan 2005 Xu Yinchuan p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 Newcomers Hong Zhi and Li Hongjia make their debut. Hong Zhi would become National Champion in the following championship.
26 Jan 2006 Hong Zhi p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 , p06 , p07  Newcomer Wang Yang makes his debut and does well!
27 Jan 2007 Xu Yinchuan p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 , p06 , p07  The criteria for participation were further relaxed so that Zhao Ruquan from Hong Kong and Li Jinhuan from Macau were allowed to take part.
28 Jan 2008 Xu Yinchuan p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05 , p06 , p07  Zhao Xinxin makes GM and makes his debut.
29 Feb 2009 Lv Qin p01 , p02 , p03 , p04 , p05p06 The last tournament.

First Created: April 2011
Last updated: 16th Feb 2012
Acknowledgements:
Mr Chris Hankinson for providing me with most of the games for N16... the hardest one to collect...

References:
1.<<象棋辞典>> by 屠景明and 杨柏伟   
2. <<五羊杯 棋王争雄谱>> by 上海文化出版社 , proofread by 葛维蒲, 屠景明
3. Various internet sources

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