|Nov-24-05|| ||Peter Yang: Mr. Liu is the first generation of Chinese chess players. Here is a nice game of his. Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner|
|Dec-24-05|| ||notyetagm: <Peter Yang> means Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978, the first victory by a Chinese player over a Western grandmaster. And what a way to gain your first win, a 20-move miniature featuring a queen sacrifice and a mating attack.|
|Jan-23-08|| ||silvermoon: He has written an informative book:
"Chinese School of Chess"
Published in 2003 by Batsford.
|Jun-23-08|| ||wrap99: Perhaps a biography would be of interest -- he is certainly of some historical importance. Birthdate, etc.|
Is he also a master of chinese chess?
|Aug-12-08|| ||myschkin: IM <Liu Wenzhe> born October 7, 1940 was the first Chinese chess master and China's first chess player to defeat a grandmaster (see the 1978 Donner game below). He has been considered as a pioneer of chess in China and is the <founding father of the Chinese School of Chess>.
Especially during the Cultural Revolution, the political climate in China meant that chess was not an encouraged activity (basically from 1966 to 1976).
“At that time, moreover, he could not even feed his family and himself. All his food for a day was two steamed buns. He would go in his shabby clothes to Beijing Library to translate Russian writings on chess ...”
(by Yi Shui)
|Aug-17-08|| ||wrap99: Thanks. What is the method by which this info can be in the bio proper here, rather than merely the kibbitzing section.|
As your posting shows, his is certainly a remarkable story.
|Oct-07-08|| ||whiteshark: Olimpbase: http://www.olimpbase.org/players/jx...|
|Dec-16-08|| ||Benzol: <RichardTaylor> has kindly lent me his book "Chinese School of Chess" and I must say that so far it has been a fascinating read.|
|Dec-16-08|| ||Ziggurat: <Benzol> Yeah, it's pretty cool. I can't say I understand everything he writes about the "Chinese school of chess" - it's often pretty abstract - but the games are good and the whole thing is thought-provoking.|
|May-16-11|| ||wordfunph: <In 1981, B.T. Batsford Ltd sponsored a British chess team on a visit to China. This opened a new chapter in the history of chess relations between the two countries. At that time I was a player in the Chinese team. Afterwards I often wore a good-quality blue t-shirt with "Batsford" printed on it. I never suspected that twenty years later, Batsford would gladly agree to publish my book. Surprisingly, my life is once again connected with them.>|
- Liu Wenzhe (foreword of the book Chinese School of Chess)
i still have to scan the book, seems a good read..
|Apr-25-12|| ||Nightsurfer: Hello dear <wrap99>,today I would like to come back to your posting from <Jun-23-08>. The career of <Liu Wenzhe> has been unstoppable because of his his roots in Chinese Chess <XiangQi>, therefore, if you read <Liu Wenzhe>'s book <"Chinese School of Chess">, there you will find the assessment that the rise of young Chinese stars has a lot to do with China's ages-old culture of Chinese Chess <XiangQi>.|
|Apr-25-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The <LIVING LEGEND of International Chess> in China, namely <Liu Wenzhe>, is not the only person who has not only learned International Chess, but Chinese Chess <XiangQi> as well. |
Members of the club are: the former Women's World Champion in International Chess, namely Zhu Chen ; the former Women's World Champion in International Chess, namely Xie Jun.
Prominent male players who both play International Chess and <XiangQi> are: the most handsome guy in the chess circus, that is Alexander Grischuk; the World Champion in International Chess 2004, that is Rustam Kasimdzhanov; 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!
|Apr-25-12|| ||Nightsurfer: In case that one would like to know more about that mysterious Chinese brand of chess that has been the basis of so many Chinese careers in International Chess, namely that thrilling game <XiangQi>: herewith the link that will lead you to a clip that the German program of MTV has produced on Chinese Chess aka <XiangQi>: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NBX....|
The Chinese version of Chess can be compared to modern strategic <tabletop games>, please have a look at a clip that features the climax of a game of <XiangQi> after having transformed the traditional pieces into units on a tabletop: Red army corners Black General, and that is the matrix of the dreaded <HORSE-CANNON-PALCORNER-CHECKMATE> - please watch the final moves in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_ef... .
The foregoing clip has transformed the final moves of the friendly game Rene Gralla vs Phan Thang, Hamburg 2003, into a scenario of <Chinese Battle Chess>.
That very game <Rene Gralla vs Phan Thang> has been battled out on February 28th, 2003, at Hamburg, Germany, at the place of the Vietnamese <Doctor Quang Nguyen-Chi> at the square <Berliner Platz> in the eastern part of Hamburg.
The well-known <Doctor Quang Nguyen-Chi> is a mentor of Chinese Chess, herewith a photo: http://shaolinchess.de/svalban0.gif .
|Apr-26-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The game that has been featured in the <XiangQi>-video that has been aired by MTV, namely the contest between the well-known German experts on e-sports and electronic games, that is to say: Daniel "Budi" Budiman (herewith the biography: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel...)/ Red vs. Etienne Cedric "Eddy" Garde (herewith the biography: http://www.esport.de/wiki/Etienne_G... )/Black - please see once more again the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NBX... - , can be watched from the first move to the last check by following the link as follows: http://www.gameone.de/blog/2010/9/g... , you have just to click on the second picture on that page!|
|Oct-07-17|| ||Benzol: Happy birthday.