|Jun-12-16|| ||Bruce Graham: Slow start here. It wasn't long ago when Mr. Karjack dismantled the entire Chinese men's team by himself.|
|Jun-13-16|| ||Mr. V: Come on Dima, channel your defensive energies next time!|
|Jun-13-16|| ||sonia91: This year, the traditional Scheveningen-style match between the two world powerhouses of chess takes place in Moscow, in the Central Chess Club "M. Botvinnik".|
The first of these matches was held in 2001 in Shanghai, China. Last year (China-Russia Match (2015)) it was won by the Chinese in Ningbo. Also in 2015, in addition to the traditional Scheveningen-style match, another China-Russia match (China-Russia Challenge Match (2015)) took place in a different format ("win and continue", typical of Go matches between China, Japan and Korea) in a island divided between the two countries: Karjakin beat all the 5 Chinese players, as <Bruce Graham> recalled.
|Jun-13-16|| ||stst: This year,of course, Karjakin is busy preparing for his biggest show around Nov for match with Carlsen.
Over China, the top player Ding must be training for something... he's not surface for some time. While Wei Yi just lost to Anand in Spain.
Yet even Ding or Wei, for now, is no match with Karjakin. The FIDE rankings often is not reflecting the truth strength of players.|
Both teams, like the women teams, are not having the top players. Lu of China, known for his speed chess, cranks out a W vs the Russian champion Andreikin - worth of note.
|Jun-14-16|| ||greed and death: The Russians really didn't send their best team this year. I get that Kramnik's in the GCT and Karjakin is prepping for Carlsen, but not having Gryszczuk or Tomaszewski seems a little odd. |
Of course, by the same token the Chinese didn't send Ding Liren or Li Chao.
|Jun-14-16|| ||PawnSac: it seems Nepomniachtchi and Yangyi are doing all the winning here so far|
|Jun-14-16|| ||perfidious: <PawnSac: it seems Nepomniachtchi and Yangyi are doing all the winning here so far>|
As of the moment, the players named have three of six wins--is that really <all the winning>, or is one-half now the same as 100 per cent?
|Jun-15-16|| ||Conrad93: Guys, why is the Capablanca Memorial not being shown on ChessGames.
Ivanchuk is playing. Planet Ivanchuk.
Look at his game against Almasi Zoltan.
|Jun-15-16|| ||Conrad93: <The Russians really didn't send their best team this year. I get that Kramnik's in the GCT and Karjakin is prepping for Carlsen, but not having Gryszczuk or Tomaszewski seems a little odd.
Of course, by the same token the Chinese didn't send Ding Liren or Li Chao.>|
To be fair, the Russians do have Jokavenko, Andreikin, and Nepnomniachtchi.
|Jun-15-16|| ||Conrad93: The Chinese didn't pick their best players either. Where is Wang Hao, Ding Liren, and Wei Yi? Or even Li Chao?|
|Jun-15-16|| ||dumbgai: China needed +3 in the final round (men and women's combined standings) to catch up, and they got +2. Russia wins 25.5-24.5.|
|Jun-16-16|| ||sonia91: Article by ChessBase: http://en.chessbase.com/post/russia...|
|Jun-16-16|| ||Bruce Graham: Thanks <sonia91> for the link. I was going to do the same thing!|
|Jun-17-16|| ||PawnSac: perfidious...
at the time I made that comment, those two were the only with wins POSTED. the rest were draws.