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Sunday, July 21, 2013

China-USA Chess Match 2013 Begins in Ningbo

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

The China – USA Match 2013 is taking place in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China on 19th-27th July 2013. This is the first match since the last edition played in 2001. The next match will be held in 2014 in New York. Five members teams will battle in both men’s and women’s categories. Full list of participants below.

The event is divided in two parts. First, the teams will face each other with a classical time control during 5 rounds with the Schveningen system. The time control is 90 minutes for the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. This part will be held on 19th-23rd July.

The rapid section of the event is a double round-robin (10 rounds) with the same system. The time control will be 25 minutes with 10 seconds increments per move. This section will run on 25th-27th July. Wednesday July 24th will be the rest day. (

China men:
GM Wang Yue 2705; GM Zhou Weiqi 2616; GM Wen Yang 2593; GM Xiu Deshun 2556; GM Lu Shanglei 2536.
USA men:
GM Ray Robson 2628, GM Samuel L Shankland 2599, GM Gregory S Kaidanov 2577, GM Aleksandr Lenderman 2548, GM Yury Shulman 2542,

China women: WGM Ju Wenjun 2531; WGM Tan Zhongyi 2478; WGM Guo Qi 2443; WGM Ding Yixin 2432; WGM Wang Jue 2399.
USA women: WGM Tatev Abrahamyan 2316, WGM Sabina-Francesca Foisor 2281, C Iryna Zenyuk 2250, F Alisa Melekhina 2216, WM Viktorija Ni 2173.

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  • At July 22, 2013 at 3:38 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, NZ said...

    not too bad a strength for either side, but i think it's going to be close

  • At July 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    Don't underestimate the Chinese in chess any longer only possibly the Russians can stop them.

  • At July 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM , Anonymous Gerard, London said...

    The average rating of both the men and women's teams is higher for China so it will be China maybe.


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