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Ding Liren's participation in the 2017 Grand Prix cycle

Ding Liren's participation in the 2017 Grand Prix cycle


* This is a sponsorship contract entitling the sponsor for the 'National Sponsor' title for the final Grand Prix Series which will take place in Palma de Majorca in November of 2017. The package consists of several branding and media benefits. 

Ding Liren

Ding Liren (born October 24, 1992) is a grand master from China and one of the youngest players to compete in the Grand Prix cycle. He is the winner of the Moscow leg and has a chance to win the Series.

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

In August 2015, he became the second Chinese player ever to break into the top 10 of the FIDE rankings. In July 2016, he was highest rated Blitz player in the world. As of June 2017, Ding's peak rating of 2783 (in June 2016) is the highest rating that any Chinese player has ever attained.

Major benefits include:

Sponsor’s logo sized 15*3 cm on the left side of player’s jacket is always in sight and in the frame of official online broadcast and official photography supplied to accredited media

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  • Status: Official National Sponsor
  • Branding on Players’s Jacket
  • Full branding of player’s profile on the official Tournament site
  • Branding on the press conference wall
  • Hospitality package at World Chess Palma De Majorca Grand Prix (VIP tickets and right to invite guests)
  • First move ceremony at one of the events
  • Mentioning of player’s sponsor in press releases when player wins rounds/games
  • Branding stays on the player if the player qualifies for the 2018 Candidates Tournament ($250,000 value)

Please contact Nadia Panteleeva, partnerships manager, at with any questions or comments. Please be advised that there can be only one partner per player and it's delivered on first-come first-serve basis. If, after you purchase sponsorship package online, we are unable to grant it due to restrictions imposed by FIDE and International Olympic Committee or internal procedures, we will inform you and issue a refund immediately.