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|Apr-02-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The expert <Zhijun> has published a very interesting assessment with regard to the significance of Chinese Chess XIANGQI in China - in comparison to our beloved International Chess - , and he has done so in the section of comments with regard to China's whizz kid Ding Liren, please read <Zhijun>'s contribution that he has posted there on June 6th, 2009: <"In China ..."> International <"... chess is not popular ... "> at all, and <" ... the reason is that people usually play Chinese chess (XiangQi) and Go. Believe it or not, almost every little boy can play Chinese chess but ..."> no International <"... chess. As you ..."> may <"... know or not, China has 1.4 billion ..."> people and <"... that means more than 1 billion ..."> people <"... can play Chinese chess">.
|Apr-04-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The big fun in Chinese Chess XIANGQI is the fact that you can plan and execute flank attacks and pincer moves there - without always having to worry whether you control the center of the board or not. Those flank attacks and pincer moves in XIANGQI make you feel like a great strategist - and that is real fun, of course!|
Whilst pincer moves and flank attacks are common strategies in Chinese Chess XIANGQI, the situation in the scenario of the notorious checkered 64 squares is quite different. In International Chess you have to stubbornly attack the center, therefore Cannae-style operations are the exception.
But there is an alternative now for the aficionado who dreams of realizing grand schemes of pincer strategies in the scenario of the well-known 64 checkered squares: Then you just have to turn to CIRCULAR CHESS - in case that you want to work the board like a second HANNIBAL at CANNAE, please compare the (German-language) feature: http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten...
Modern CIRCULAR CHESS is the relaunch of historical BYZANTINE CHESS, please compare http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... . The young British Master David Howell is an expert on the sector of CIRCULAR CHESS, <David Howell> has already won the World Championship in CIRCULAR CHESS in 2002 when he was 11 (!!!) years old.
Herewith two sources: http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circul...
The feature http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... gives some hints with regard to practical play since part of the article are two games (plus annotations). Those two clashes on the circular board have been battled out during regular World Championships of CIRCULAR CHESS.
|Apr-04-12|| ||Nightsurfer: Herewith some further information with regard to the Battle of Cannae (that has been mentioned in the foregoing comment): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle....|
And herewith the masterplan of the Battle of Cannae: http://badassoftheweek.com/cannae.jpg - the very masterplan that has inspired generals and strategists throughout the centuries ever since.
And if you want to know something more about the winner at CANNAE, namely HANNIBAL, please check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal !
|Apr-04-12|| ||Nightsurfer: One of those two game records of CIRCULAR CHESS that have been discussed in the final passages of the (German-language) feature http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... (please see the first one of <Nightsurfer>'s two foregoing comments that have been posted today on April 4th, 2012!) - namely the World Championship encounter at Lincoln, UK, on May 14th, 2000, between <Francis Bowers (White)> and the later World Champion <Herman Kok (Black)> - has been discussed in an English-language feature as well: http://www.chessvariants.org/column... - and that feature has published some very instructive diagrams that help to understand what was going on during that very game.|
|Apr-24-12|| ||Nightsurfer: Apart from <Zhu Chen> and Xie Jun there are more big names among China's RISING STARS who have first learned Chinese Chess <XiangQi> before switching to International Chess, namely Zhong Zhang , Bu Xiangzhi and Wang Yue , please check out their personal pages!|
|Apr-25-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The name-dropping - namely with regard to players who both play International Chess and <XiangQi> - can be continued: members of the club are the former coach of the Women's Chinese Olympic Team, that is Liu Wenzhe; the World Champion in International Chess 2004, that is Rustam Kasimdzhanov; the most handsome guy in the chess circus, that is Alexander Grischuk , and the former German candidate to become World Champion of International Chess, that is Robert Huebner , please check out the personal pages of these players!|
|Aug-24-12|| ||hellopolgar: she isn't playing in the chess Olympics this year.|
|Apr-03-14|| ||Whitehat1963: Good lord! How old is the picture? She's 38, but she looks 15!|
|Apr-03-14|| ||Whitehat1963: I stumbled across more recent shots. The profile pick is from 2005.|
|Apr-03-14|| ||WannaBe: <Whitehat1963> Zhu is a cousin of T. Rex??|
|Apr-03-14|| ||Whitehat1963: LOl! No. Scroll down a bit, <WannaBe>. LOL!|
|Jul-10-14|| ||HeMateMe: Interesting, she lives in Qatar, and Seirawan, her chess team partner was born in Syria. Could there be a connection between his past and her present? Perhaps his relatives in Syria know her?|
|Jul-10-14|| ||Karposian: <HeMateMe: Interesting, she lives in Qatar, and Seirawan, her chess team partner was born in Syria. Could there be a connection between his past and her present? Perhaps his relatives in Syria know her?>|
Sure, why shouldn't they know her? After all it's only two different countries you're talking about, not even neighboring countries, only a thousand miles apart from each other (just little, tiny Iraq in between), so hell, why not?
|Jul-10-14|| ||waustad: They have been partners before: Zhu Chen / Yasser Seirawan|
|Jul-10-14|| ||HeMateMe: Why not, indeed?|
|Aug-15-14|| ||Mr. V: She must be pretty smart to have studied at Tsinghua University.|
|Aug-16-14|| ||HeMateMe: What happens at Tsinghua University?|
|Aug-16-14|| ||Mr. V: Typical studying, and other university activities.
What I was referring to was that I've heard it's one of the most rigorous and reputable universities in China. For someone from the United States, I guess it would be like a lavishly government-funded Harvard.
|Aug-16-14|| ||Mr. V: I know that's not in this page's current Biography, but I read about her education and was impressed.
Then again, she might not be that smart if she chose to be a chessplayer :)|
|Aug-16-14|| ||HeMateMe: I would study with her. I'm not sure how much work we would get done...|
|Aug-16-14|| ||perfidious: Very well preserved.|
|Sep-02-15|| ||dumbgai: According to the Chessbase report, Zhu Chen won the blitz tournament at the Asia Continental. Here she is with the 2nd and 3rd place finisher (both representing China): http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/f...|
I wouldn't recognize her with that outfit.
|Sep-02-15|| ||WannaBe: Holy Criminy, that girl is showing her lower legs! Have she been punished yet?|
|Oct-13-15|| ||cro777: Recently, Zhu Chen is dedicated to promoting chess. Her new project is Zhu Chen Chess School in Wenzhu, China.|
At the recent Masters Mixed Doubles chess tournament in Shanghai (each team consisted of two players, one male and one female, making alternate moves with no consultation) her partner was GM Ye Jiangchuan, head coach of the Chinese national chess team.
|Mar-16-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Zhu Chen.|
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