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China beats USA 101,5-48,5 in Ningbo
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:22
China defeated USA with an even bigger score in the rapid section of their friendly match: 70.5-29.5. This resulted in a final score of 101.5-48.5 in favour of the host country. The two countries played five classical games and ten rapid games.  Photos courtesy of The China-USA match, named "Yin Zhou Cup", took place July...
China-USA 31-19 at half-time
Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:10
China has taken a commanding lead in their friendly match with the USA, which takes place in Ningbo, China. After five classical games, the score is 31-19 for the home team. The Scheveningen match is now half way; the second part will consist of ten rapid games. All photos courtesy of The China-USA match takes place July...
Wang Yue back in the spotlight, wins Chinese Championship
Saturday, May 04, 2013 20:22
Wang Yue won the Chinese Championship last week with a score of 7.5/11. The 26-year-old grandmaster from Taiyuan, who was the first Chinese grandmaster to reach 2700 in February 2007, finished 1.5 points ahead of the rest of the field. In the women's section the title went to Ding Yixin. He has been somewhat forgotten, being surpassed by a number...
World Mind Games take off in Beijing
Friday, December 14, 2012 12:52
The fifth edition of the World Mind Games, the second organized by SportAccord, is currently under way in Beijing, China. This multi-sport event includes five mind sports: bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi (Chinese chess). The chess players play rapid, blitz and blindfold. A scene from the opening ceremony in Beijing | All photos by...
Russian team captain Yuri Dokhoian holds the cup
Monday, July 09, 2012 10:38
Russia defeated China 77.5-72.5 in their annual Scheveningen match, held in St. Petersburg this year. The Russian men's team won the classical chess 13.5-11.5 but their women went down 14.5-10.5. In rapid chess, the Russian men also won: 29-21. The Chinese women scored another victory as well, albeit with a smaller margin: 25.5-24.5. Russian men's...
Dmitry Jakovenko and Wang Hao shake hands at the start of round 2
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 9:02
The traditional match between Russia and China is under way in St. Petersburg. After two rounds, Russia is leading with 11-9 thanks to a 3-1 victory by the men's team in the first round. In this Scheveningen match, the teams will face each other in both classical and rapid chess. Dmitry Jakovenko and Wang Hao shake hands at the start of round 1 |...
Another cool game from the Chinese league
Monday, July 02, 2012 13:55
Last November we posted a brief article titled "A cool game from the Chinese league". The club competition in China stretches out between April and December with a few rounds played every one or two months. We're not reporting on it each time, unless we see something special – like another cool game! The playing hall in Taizhou | Photos by Fan...
Double victory for China at Asian Nations Chess Cup
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 16:37
China won the gold medals in both the open and women's sections at the Asian Team Championship in Zaozhuang, Shandong (China). The tournament lasted 9 rounds and included some of the strongest Asian chess players such as Wang Hao, Krishnan Saskiran, Le Quang Liem, Li Chao, Harikrishna Pentala and Wang Yue. Best of the Asian nations: China 1, with...
Gold for China at Women's World Team Championship
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 16:00
Despite a 1.5-2.5 loss to Ukraine in the penultimate round, China won the gold medals at the Women's World Team Championship in Mardin, Turkey. After their disappointing start the Russian ladies eventually took silver while bronze went to Georgia. China wins the 2011 Women's World Team Championship | All photos courtesy of the Turkish Chess...
China crushes Russia, leads Women's World Team Championship
Friday, December 23, 2011 12:55
China is leading the Women's World Team Championship in Mardin, Turkey after five rounds as the only team with a 100% score. India is one match point behind, with four more rounds to go. Russia, with the Kosintseva sisters on top boards, lost 0-4 to China at the Women's World Team Championship | All photos courtesy of the Turkish Chess Federation...