Reports | November 04, 2011 16:30

A cool game from the Chinese league

A cool game from the Chinese league

The Chinese league is one of the strongest national team competitions, and still it's rarely reported about in the English chess media. Naturally the main reason is the language issue: for European or American journalists it's not easy to find, let alone decipher, the Chinese chess websites. We do regularly get an email from Gujuan Tzu, who keeps us up to date. His blog is a good source for all chess that happens in China.

At the end of October rounds 13-15 of the Chinese league were played in Qingdao and it was one of our readers who pointed out how many interesting games he saw online! We've picked the following for you to enjoy - one that fits in the 'winning wandering king' category.

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The Chinese Chess League 2011 runs from April 12th to December 7th, 2011. The competition has 10 teams which play a double round robin, so 18 rounds, over different weekends. The time control is 90 minutes for the whole game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The current standings:

Rk. SNo Team Games + = - TB1 TB2
1 10 Beijing 15 11 2 2 24 45.5
2 5 Shanghai 15 9 4 2 22 44.0
3 9 Qingdao 15 7 5 3 19 39.5
4 6 Shandong 15 8 1 6 17 42.0
5 4 Tianjin 15 5 3 7 13 36.5
6 8 Jiangsu 15 5 3 7 13 35.0
7 2 Zhejiang 15 4 4 7 12 36.0
8 7 Chongqing 15 3 5 7 11 33.0
9 3 Hebei 15 2 6 7 10 33.5
10 1 Sichuan 15 0 9 6 9 30.0


The Beijing team includes Yu Yangyi (2652), Li Chao (2646), Xiu Deshun (2508), Zhao Xue (2495) and Elina Danielian (2506), while its biggest rival Shanghai has Zhou Jianchao (2660), Ni Hua (2646), and Ju Wenjun (2519) as its strongest players. Some non-Chinese players are playing for teams in China this year; well-known names are Valentina Gunina (Russia), Vladimir Malakhov, Vladimir Motylev, Anna Muzychuk and Le Quang Liem. Rounds 16-18 will be played in Beijing on 5th-7th December 2011. You can find more details at Chess Results.

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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


christos's picture

So many mistakes in this game.

ebutaljib's picture

Yeah that is the most important thing. Just like a football game where no team makes any mistakes and it ends 0-0. That are tha games we want to see, not this!


steve's picture

ebu, do not feel the trolls ; )

Frits Fritschy's picture

From Wikipedia: “In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.”
You may call any comment you don't agree with 'extraneous', but still I think the defintion of trolling (in the sense of 'an inflammatory message ... with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion') here applies more to you than to Christos.

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