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Thursday, August 5, 2010

7th China vs Russia Team Chess Tournament begins

Opening ceremony full of Russian and Chinese music presentations.

Hello Everyone,

The China-Russia Team Chess Tournament is being held in Yinzhou, Ningbo, China from August 14-15, 2010. This team tournament began in 2001 and was first held in Shanghai.

All members of each team play all members of the other team once with games starting on August 5. The time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes to the end of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. You can watch the live games here. The site is in Chinese though. From August 11 - 13 three-day rapid matches would be held.

Here are the teams:


Men: Vladimir Malakhov GM 2732, Nikita Vitiugov GM 2722, Artyom Timofeev GM2690, Sergei Rublevsky GM 2688, Alexander Motylev GM 2685

Women: Kosintseva Nadezhda IM 2551, Natalija Pogonina WGM 2501, Valentina Gunina WGM 2462, Anastasia Bodnaruk WGM 2397, Alina Kashlinskaya WGM 2452


Men: Wang Hao GM 2724, Wang Yue GM 2716, Bu Xiangzhi GM 2676, Zhou Jiangchao GM 2668, Ni Hua GM 2645

Women: Ju Wenjun WGM 2496, Tan Zhongyi WGM 2461, Huang Qian WGM 2447, Ding Yixin WGM 2385, Wang Yu A IM 2369

Here is a nice Ju Wenjun-Nadezhda Kosintseva game from the first round. You can run the moves in pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bd2 Be4 11. Qc1 Bb7 12. Rd1 Nbd7 13. Ba5 Bd6 14. Nbd2 Qb8 15. Nb3 Qa7 16. Ne1 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 e5 18. Nc2 Rac8 19. Ne3 Rfe8 20. d5 g6 21. Qc2 Nb8 22. Rac1 c5 23. dxc6 Rxc6 24. Qd2 Bf8 25. Nd5 Ne4 26. Qe3 Qxe3 27. Nxe3 Bh6 28. Rxc6 Nxc6 29. Bb6 Bf8 30. Nd5 Kg7 31. Nc7 Rb8 32. Be3 Rc8 33. Nxa6 Ra8 34. Nc7 Rxa2 35. Ne8+ Kg8 36. Nd2 Nxd2 37. Rxd2 Be7 38. Rc2 Nb4 39. Rc8 h5 40. Bc1 Ra5 41. Bd2 Ra2 42. Nd6+ Kg7 43. Bxb4 1-0

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