| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66
|1. Zhou Jianchao vs Wang Hao
|| ||½-½||30||2015||Chinese Championship||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|2. Zhao Jun vs Ding Liren
|| ||½-½||63||2015||Chinese Championship||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|3. Lu Shanglei vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||½-½||67||2015||Chinese Championship||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|4. Wan Yunguo vs Wei Yi
|| ||0-1||50||2015||Chinese Championship||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|5. Wang Chen vs Liu Qingnan
|| ||0-1||33||2015||Chinese Championship||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|6. Lin Chen vs Wen Yang
|| ||0-1||35||2015||Chinese Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|7. Wan Yunguo vs Zhou Jianchao
|| ||½-½||46||2015||Chinese Championship||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|8. Wen Yang vs Wang Chen
||1-0||45||2015||Chinese Championship||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. Liu Qingnan vs Zhao Jun
|| ||0-1||36||2015||Chinese Championship||B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|10. Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei
||½-½||33||2015||Chinese Championship||D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation|
|11. Wei Yi vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||½-½||30||2015||Chinese Championship||B40 Sicilian|
|12. Wang Hao vs Lin Chen
|| ||½-½||34||2015||Chinese Championship||E90 King's Indian|
|13. Lu Shanglei vs Liu Qingnan
|| ||0-1||42||2015||Chinese Championship||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|14. Zhou Jianchao vs Wei Yi
||0-1||39||2015||Chinese Championship||D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3|
|15. Yu Yangyi vs Ding Liren
||0-1||29||2015||Chinese Championship||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|16. Lin Chen vs Wan Yunguo
|| ||½-½||31||2015||Chinese Championship||C00 French Defense|
|17. Wang Chen vs Wang Hao
|| ||½-½||30||2015||Chinese Championship||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|18. Zhao Jun vs Wen Yang
|| ||½-½||31||2015||Chinese Championship||C54 Giuoco Piano|
|19. Wei Yi vs Ding Liren
||1-0||36||2015||Chinese Championship||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|20. Zhou Jianchao vs Lin Chen
|| ||½-½||33||2015||Chinese Championship||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|21. Wan Yunguo vs Wang Chen
||1-0||29||2015||Chinese Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|22. Wang Hao vs Zhao Jun
|| ||½-½||38||2015||Chinese Championship||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|23. Liu Qingnan vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||½-½||27||2015||Chinese Championship||C59 Two Knights|
|24. Wen Yang vs Lu Shanglei
||1-0||25||2015||Chinese Championship||D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation|
|25. Wang Chen vs Zhou Jianchao
|| ||0-1||51||2015||Chinese Championship||A48 King's Indian|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 1 OF 2 ·
|May-26-15|| ||Penguincw: Wei Yi is currently leading the way with 6.5/8 (surprise surprise). He has also gained 10.9 more rating points.|
|May-26-15|| ||Tiggler: Awesome performance so far by Wang Yi. Who will give him a wildcard into the candidates? Best prospect in a decade, and the likliest successor to Carsen.|
|May-26-15|| ||Tiggler: Wei Yi, I meant, of course. And Carlsen, not Carsen.|
|May-27-15|| ||Pulo y Gata: I'm sorta fond of Wang Yi and Carsen, Tiggler.|
|May-27-15|| ||waustad: Ah yes, the first two rounds are not available.|
|May-27-15|| ||MrMensa: Wei yi turns 16 years old next week. His rise has been meteoric. Wei is among the very youngest to reach the 2700 level.|
|May-27-15|| ||HeMateMe: And, this is possibly the guy who beats Carlsen. No one among MC's present peers is gong to beat him, but this guy could, ten years down the road.|
|May-27-15|| ||MissScarlett: It's like I've been saying all along; nobody's interested in the Chinese. A Chinese world champion would be a disaster for our game.|
|May-27-15|| ||HeMateMe: It hasn't hurt women's chess at all. In fact, if Yifan lived in Europe or the USA I think the media would court her, and she would be even more of an asset to the sport than she is now.|
|May-27-15|| ||epistle: It seems that in China the shorter your name is, the better you are as a player.|
|May-27-15|| ||fisayo123: <A Chinese world champion would be a disaster for our game.> Speak for yourself.|
|May-27-15|| ||gokusano: Chinese products have questionable longevity. The same may hold true with their athletes and celebrities. Another Chinese youngster could be tracking down Wei Yi and may pose as another threat to Carlsen. With more than 2 billion of population, China can produce more than a dozen of players of Wei Yi's caliber or even better. Carlsen may not reign long after all.|
|May-28-15|| ||HeMateMe: If your logic is correct, then isn't it only a matter of a few years before someone from China a) finds a cure for cancer, b) improves on Mozart and Beethoven and c) invents warp drive?|
|May-28-15|| ||gokusano: a.) degradation of human cell has no cure. Who could invent an elixir to make man live forever. Cancer is cell related. b.) Wizzardry in music and arts is subjective. Many musician may have been better than the two you've mention although did not become famous worldwide. In fact, Beethoven claimed Handell is better than him. C.) Inventor of warp drive. I'm still waiting for the arrival of that someone. Can't relate your argument with skill in chess and ability|
|May-28-15|| ||MrMensa: after round 10 Wei is still a full point ahead of the field.|
|May-28-15|| ||torrefan: The field has 36.5 points while Wei only has 5.5. Not true.|
|May-28-15|| ||strobane: Why is Li Chou not playing?|
|May-28-15|| ||gokusano: Busy sleeping.|
|May-28-15|| ||tmifune1966: Hey gokusano do not pontificate when your general knowledge is obviously deficient: China has 1.3 billion people, not more than 2! I would also give knight odds on Sam Sevian becoming a better player than Wei Yi.|
|May-28-15|| ||gokusano: Hehehe...sorry, my fault about the population stat. But Wei Yi is better than Sam Sevian by a mile with or without knight odds.|
|May-28-15|| ||greed and death: For quite a while, I've had the impression that most of the players from the "Chinese School" of chess right now have a style geared towards open positions and tactics, generally more so, IMO, than most European and American players. |
Playing through some of these games has strengthened this impression in my mind, but I'm curious as to whether or not other kibitzers would agree with my assessment of Chinese players' chess styles.
|May-29-15|| ||Catfriend: Really depends on the player. The older ones, Wang Hao in particular, are actually known to be quite positional. I even heard once one of them (either Wang Hao or Wang Yue) referred to as the Chinese Kramnik. |
Of course, nowadays Kramnik is far less "Kramnik-y", dry and risk-free himself!
|May-29-15|| ||siggemannen: Probably you mean Wang Yue. Wang Hao is an extremely aggressive player|
|May-29-15|| ||SirRuthless: The Chinese contingent produces the most "computer-ish" types of positions to me. Their games are largely unintelligible to me. Base on pure calculation rather than themes. If they see a weird line and it works, they go for it. Of course this is a gross generalization but it seems that way to my eyes.|
|May-29-15|| ||Appaz: He-he, it's kind of funny to watch us Westerners struggle with Chinese names.|
This simple pattern should be easy to spot for chess players, right? Two names, usually with 2-4 characters each. Still, I mix them up all the time.
I've noticed Ding Liren for some time (finally a name I can distinguish) and this Wei..uh..Ju..? Anyway, I will probably notice him soon, despite his name.
Oh, and I thought Wang Hao was the positional one, but admit that there is a 50/50 chance for being wrong.
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