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🏆 Russia - China (2016)

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Ian Nepomniachtchi, Yu Yangyi, Dmitry Jakovenko, Wang Yue, Maxim Matlakov, Dmitry Andreikin, Daniil Dubov, Zhou Jianchao, Lu Shanglei, Wen Yang Chess Event Description
Russia - China (2016)

Played in Moscow, Russia 11-15 June 2016. Official site: TWIC: The men (this page) drew their match 12.5-12.5. The Russian women beat the Chinese 13-12 (Russia-China Match (Women) (2016)), so that Russia won by 25.5-24.5. (1) Video:

(1) ChessBase, and,

 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yu Yangyi vs D Andreikin  ½-½392016Russia - ChinaA04 Reti Opening
2. Wang Yue vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½472016Russia - ChinaA34 English, Symmetrical
3. Jakovenko vs Zhou Jianchao 1-0502016Russia - ChinaD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. M Matlakov vs Lu Shanglei  ½-½552016Russia - ChinaE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
5. D Dubov vs Wen Yang  ½-½362016Russia - ChinaA21 English
6. D Dubov vs Wang Yue  ½-½412016Russia - ChinaA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
7. Zhou Jianchao vs M Matlakov  ½-½272016Russia - ChinaA17 English
8. Wen Yang vs Jakovenko  ½-½402016Russia - ChinaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. I Nepomniachtchi vs Yu Yangyi ½-½402016Russia - ChinaC53 Giuoco Piano
10. Lu Shanglei vs D Andreikin 1-0472016Russia - ChinaB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
11. D Andreikin vs Wen Yang  ½-½902016Russia - ChinaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Zhou Jianchao vs D Dubov  1-0522016Russia - ChinaD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Yu Yangyi vs Jakovenko  ½-½552016Russia - ChinaA07 King's Indian Attack
14. Wang Yue vs M Matlakov ½-½282016Russia - ChinaD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
15. I Nepomniachtchi vs Lu Shanglei 1-0412016Russia - ChinaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. M Matlakov vs Yu Yangyi 0-1572016Russia - ChinaD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
17. Wen Yang vs I Nepomniachtchi  0-1632016Russia - ChinaA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
18. Lu Shanglei vs D Dubov  ½-½362016Russia - ChinaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Jakovenko vs Wang Yue  ½-½412016Russia - ChinaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. D Andreikin vs Zhou Jianchao  ½-½402016Russia - ChinaB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Wang Yue vs D Andreikin  ½-½312016Russia - ChinaB06 Robatsch
22. Zhou Jianchao vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½412016Russia - ChinaA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
23. Wen Yang vs M Matlakov  ½-½322016Russia - ChinaE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
24. Jakovenko vs Lu Shanglei  ½-½402016Russia - ChinaE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. D Dubov vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½462016Russia - ChinaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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
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  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:
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.

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