China vs Russia

by André Schulz
7/17/2015 – The traditional match between China and Russia this year is played in Yinzhou, a precinct of the Chinese city Ningbo. A five board men's and a five board women's team play a five round match according to Scheveninger system. After three rounds the Chinese men lead with 9-6 while the Chinese women trail by 7-8. Results, pictures, games.

ChessBase 14 Download ChessBase 14 Download

Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. Start your personal success story with ChessBase 14 and enjoy your chess even more!


Along with the ChessBase 14 program you can access the Live Database of 8 million games, and receive three months of free ChesssBase Account Premium membership and all of our online apps! Have a look today!

More...

This year the Chinese Chess Federation hosts the match that takes
place from 14. to 20. July in Yinzhou, a precinct of Ningbo.

The line-up of the Russian team

Men: Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Vladimir Fedoseev, and Daniil Dubov

Women: Valentina Gunina, Olga Girya, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Natalia Pogonina, and Alina Kashlinskaya

The Russian women's team with their coach Sergey Rublevsky.

The Chinese start with:

Men: Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, Lu Shanglei, and Wang Chen

Wei Yi and Yu Yangyi

Women: Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Huang Qian, Lei Tingjie, Ding Yixin

The event started on Wednesday with a blitz-match, which the Chinese men won 26-24. The Chinese women were a bit more dominant and won 28-22. With 6.0 points each Lu Shanglei and Yu Yangyi were the most successful players in blitz. Vladimir Fedoseev and Daniil Dubov followed with 5.5 points.

Blitz match:

Rg. Team  Wtg1 
1 China 26.0
2 Russia 24.0

The Match (Men)

After three of five rounds Russia trails by 6-9. China narrowly won the first match while the second was drawn after Peter Svidler managed to win with Black against Wei Yi. But in the third round China (and Wei Yi who won with Black against Nikita Vitiugov) took revenge and won 3.5-1.5.

Round 1

Bd. Nr.   Name Elo Result   Name Elo Nr.
1 1 GM Yu Yangyi 2736 ½ - ½ GM Svidler Peter 2740 6
2 5 IM Wang Chen 2521 ½ - ½ GM Vitiugov Nikita 2734 7
3 8 GM Matlakov Maxim 2691 1 - 0 GM Lu Shanglei 2595 4
4 9 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2664 0 - 1 GM Wei Yi 2724 2
5 10 GM Dubov Daniil 2661 0 - 1 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2695 3

Round 2

Bd. Nr.   Name Elo Pt. Result Pt.   Name Elo Nr.
1 2 GM Wei Yi 2724 1 0 - 1 ½ GM Svidler Peter 2740 6
2 7 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2734 ½ ½ - ½ ½ GM Yu Yangyi 2736 1
3 3 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2695 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Matlakov Maxim 2691 8
4 4 GM Lu Shanglei 2595 0 1 - 0 0 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2664 9
5 10 GM Dubov Daniil 2661 0 ½ - ½ ½ IM Wang Chen 2521 5

Round 3

Bd. Nr.   Name Elo Pt. Result Pt.   Name Elo Nr.
1 6 GM Svidler Peter 2740 ½ - ½ GM Bu Xiangzhi 2695 3
2 7 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2734 1 0 - 1 1 GM Wei Yi 2724 2
3 1 GM Yu Yangyi 2736 1 ½ - ½ GM Matlakov Maxim 2691 8
4 5 IM Wang Chen 2521 1 ½ - ½ 0 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2664 9
5 4 GM Lu Shanglei 2595 1 1 - 0 ½ GM Dubov Daniil 2661 10

 

Wei Yi

Daniil Dubov

Maxim Matlakov

Nikita Vitiugov


 

Games

 

 

The Match (Women)

In the women's match the Russians are favorites. After all, the Russian Federation sent its A-team whereas China is playing without its best players. The Russian team indeed won the first round but rounds two and three saw no winner. Russia leads by 8-7.

Round 1

Bd. Nr.   Name Elo Result   Name Elo Nr.
1 6 GM Gunina Valentina 2548 ½ - ½ WGM Tan Zhongyi 2488 1
2 10 IM Kashlinskaya Alina 2432 ½ - ½ IM Shen Yang 2465 2
3 3 WGM Huang Qian 2457 0 - 1 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2465 9
4 4 WGM Lei Tingjie 2450 1 - 0 WGM Girya Olga 2486 7
5 5 WGM Ding Yixin 2439 0 - 1 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2486 8

Round 2

Bd. Nr.   Name Elo Pkt. Result Pkt.   Name Elo Nr.
1 7 WGM Girya Olga 2486 0 ½ - ½ ½ WGM Tan Zhongyi 2488 1
2 2 IM Shen Yang 2465 ½ 1 - 0 ½ GM Gunina Valentina 2548 6
3 8 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2486 1 ½ - ½ 0 WGM Huang Qian 2457 3
4 9 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2465 1 ½ - ½ 1 WGM Lei Tingjie 2450 4
5 5 WGM Ding Yixin 2439 0 0 - 1 ½ IM Kashlinskaya Alina 2432 10

Round 3

Bd. Nr.   Name Elo Pkt. Result Pkt.   Name Elo Nr.
1 1 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2488 1 1 - 0 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2486 8
2 2 IM Shen Yang 2465 ½ - ½ ½ WGM Girya Olga 2486 7
3 6 GM Gunina Valentina 2548 ½ 1 - 0 ½ WGM Huang Qian 2457 3
4 10 IM Kashlinskaya Alina 2432 ½ - ½ WGM Lei Tingjie 2450 4
5 9 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2465 ½ - ½ 0 WGM Ding Yixin 2439 5

 

Olga Girya and Shen Yang in round three

Shen Yang

Lei Tingjie

Ding Yixin

Tan Zhongyi

Huang Qian

Valentina Gunina

Natalia Pogonina

Alina Kashlinskaya

Aleksandra Goryachkina

Games

 

Photos: Tournament page

Tournament page...

Chess-results...

 



André Schulz started working for ChessBase in 1991 and is an editor of ChessBase News.
Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register