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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Russia vs. China Team chess event: China wins slow games section

Nadezhda Kosintseva: All for Russia

Hello Everyone,

The 7th China vs Russia Chess Match is taking place from August 4th-15th, 2010 in Yinzhou, Ningbo, China. These matches have taken place between Russia and China since 2001. The first, in 2001 was in Shanghai, the next, in 2004 in Moscow, in 2006 in Argun, 2007 in Nizhni Novgorod, 2008 in Ningbo, and in 2009 in Sochi.

China beat Russia in the slow games section during the 7th China-Russia match. Five rounds were played in the section. The Chinese team was led by captain Ni Hua. Bu Xiangzhi scored an incredible 2928 performance. Ju Wenjun led the women's section with a 2693 performance.

The Chinese team defeated the Russians by an overall score of 27-23 in the slow games match up. A series of rapid games and then blitz games will take place next.

You can find more details from the official website here in Chinese or check out a news report in English here.

Here is a nice game by Nadezhda Kosintseva against Huang Qian. You can run the moves in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. f4 e6 8. g4 Qc7 9. Bg2 Nd5 10. Ne4 Be7 11. O-O O-O 12. c4 N5b6 13. b3 f6 14. Nd3 Rd8 15. Qe2 Nf8 16. Bb2 Bd7 17. Kh1 Be8 18. Rae1 Bf7 19. f5 Nbd7 20. Nf4 Re8 21. fxe6 Nxe6 22. Nxe6 Bxe6 23. Ng5 Bf7 24. Nxf7 Bb4 25. Qxe8+ Rxe8 26. Rxe8+ Kxf7 27. Re2 Bd6 28. Be4 Bf4 29. Bf5 Nf8 30. Rfe1 b6 31. b4 g6 32. Be4 Nd7 33. a3 Bd6 34. Rf1 Bf8 35. c5 bxc5 36. dxc5 h6 37. Bc2 Kg7 38. Re6 a5 39. Bxf6+ Nxf6 40. Rexf6 Be7 41. Rxg6+ Kh8 42. Rxh6+ Kg8 43. Rg6+ Kh8 44. Rf5 1-0

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