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Lu Shanglei
Number of games in database: 446
Years covered: 2009 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2629 (2663 rapid, 2635 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641

Overall record: +121 -65 =181 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 79 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (75) 
    B90 B30 B51 B31 B81
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B11 B10 B15
 French Defense (22) 
    C07 C03 C15 C10 C05
 King's Indian Attack (19) 
 Vienna Opening (19) 
    C26 C25 C29 C28
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C65 C67 C78 C84 C69
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B90 B51 B92 B76 B52
 Sicilian Najdorf (30) 
    B90 B92 B91 B94 B96
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    D31 D39 D35 D30 D36
 Semi-Slav (19) 
    D44 D45 D43
 Dutch Defense (16) 
    A88 A81 A87 A85 A86
 Sicilian Dragon (14) 
    B76 B70 B72 B78 B77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Aravindh vs Lu Shanglei, 2016 0-1
   O Nigmatov vs Lu Shanglei, 2016 0-1
   M Kobalia vs Lu Shanglei, 2015 0-1
   Lu Shanglei vs I Sokolov, 2014 1-0
   Wei Yi vs Lu Shanglei, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Topalov vs Lu Shanglei, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Lu Shanglei vs M Nubairshah Shaikh, 2015 1-0
   Wei Yi vs Lu Shanglei, 2015 1/2-1/2
   A Indjic vs Lu Shanglei, 2014 0-1
   Lu Shanglei vs Carlsen, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Chinese Championship (2017)
   Aeroflot Open (2015)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Tata Steel (Challengers) (2017)
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   Asian Continental Championship (2016)
   Chinese Championship (2010)
   Albena Open (2012)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   Chinese Chess League (2017)
   Chinese Chess League (2016)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   HD Bank Cup (2017)

   🏆 Chinese Chess League
   Lu Shanglei vs Wan Yunguo (Dec-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   Xu Jun vs Lu Shanglei (Dec-03-17) 0-1
   Lu Shanglei vs Grischuk (Dec-02-17) 1/2-1/2
   S Garcia Martinez vs Lu Shanglei (Nov-26-17) 0-1
   Gu Xiaobing vs Lu Shanglei (Nov-25-17) 1-0

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(born Jul-10-1995, 23 years old) China
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IM (2011); Grandmaster (2011). Lu Shanglei achieved the necessary GM norms at the 10th Asian Individual Championships (2011) (his 6/9 counting as a 20 game norm) in May 2011, and at the 2nd Chairman Prospero A. Pichay tournament in the Philippines in June 2011. While he came =7th in the 12 player round robin Chinese Chess Championships (2012) with 5/11, this was good enough to add rating points to his resume and move up the national rankings by several places. In May and June 2012, he scored 6/9 in both the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012) and the Albena Open (2012), and then won the powerful Golden Sands (2012) outright with 7.5/9. In March 2013, he placed outright 2nd at the HD Bank Open with 7/9. In October 2014, he won the World Junior Championship (2014) with 10/13 ahead of runner up and compatriot GM Wei Yi, and number one seed, Russian GM Vladimir Fedoseev, both of whom scored 9.5/13. Lu Shanglei's win qualified him to compete in the World Cup (2015) where he pulled off upsets by defeating Alexander Moiseenko in the first round and Wang Hao in the second round. Lu then lost to former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov in the third round tiebreaker to be eliminated from the event.

Photo from May 2011:

Wikipedia article: Lu Shanglei

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 446  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Le Quang Liem vs Lu Shanglei  1-0432009XingQiu OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Wen Yang vs Lu Shanglei  0-15320109th Asian ContinentalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. Lu Shanglei vs T Dao  ½-½4520109th Asian ContinentalB54 Sicilian
4. D Laylo vs Lu Shanglei  ½-½3420109th Asian ContinentalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Lu Shanglei vs T H Toufighi  0-14820109th Asian ContinentalC15 French, Winawer
6. R Dableo vs Lu Shanglei  ½-½4520109th Asian ContinentalA04 Reti Opening
7. Lu Shanglei vs E Torre  ½-½5420109th Asian ContinentalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. Hoang Thong Tu vs Lu Shanglei  ½-½3020109th Asian ContinentalB20 Sicilian
9. Lu Shanglei vs N Das  1-04920109th Asian ContinentalC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. A Golizadeh vs Lu Shanglei  1-03920109th Asian ContinentalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Lu Shanglei vs Li Chao  ½-½442010Chinese ChampionshipB54 Sicilian
12. Zhang Ziyang vs Lu Shanglei  ½-½372010Chinese ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Lu Shanglei vs Ni Hua  1-0402010Chinese ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
14. Lu Shanglei vs Zhou Jianchao  0-1432010Chinese ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
15. Bu Xiangzhi vs Lu Shanglei 1-0302010Chinese ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Lu Shanglei vs Zhou Weiqi 0-1252010Chinese ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
17. Wang Hao vs Lu Shanglei  1-0382010Chinese ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Lu Shanglei vs Ding Liren  0-1492010Chinese ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
19. Li Shilong vs Lu Shanglei  0-1492010Chinese ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Lu Shanglei vs Ji Dan  1-0432010Chinese ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Yifan Hou vs Lu Shanglei  0-1532010Chinese ChampionshipC10 French
22. Lu Shanglei vs Le Quang Liem ½-½922011Chinese LeagueB40 Sicilian
23. Wu Xibin vs Lu Shanglei  0-1382011Chinese LeagueB72 Sicilian, Dragon
24. Lu Shanglei vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½462011Chinese LeagueB40 Sicilian
25. Bu Xiangzhi vs Lu Shanglei 1-072201110th Asian Individual ChampionshipA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
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Nov-12-11  Ladolcevita: Congratulations!
But I havent heard about this player before,anyway I just found out his Chinese name,and his QQ Weibo(one kind of Chinese versions of Twitter),according to that,he was born on July 10th 1995,in Benxi,Liaoning Province. In view of his age,I think he's really promising~~
BTW,his twitter:
Mar-27-12  BIDMONFA: [bad link]

LU, Shanglei

Apr-04-12  plimko: Today a win against Wang Yue in Chinese Champ!

Lu Shanglei vs Wang Yue, 2012

Jun-12-12  blade2012: Congrats to Lu Shanglei, sole winner in 1st Golden Sands Open, Bulgaria. In the last round he beated Akopian!


Jun-19-14  ketchuplover: Down goes Carlsen!!!!!!!!
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  zanzibar: Photograph link is stale.

FIDE card gives birthplace as Liaoning, CHN.

(China's a big place).

Jul-23-14  notyetagm: Lu Shanglei

<ketchuplover: Down goes Carlsen!!!!!!!!>

The only(!) game Carlsen lost at the FIDE World Blitz Championship (2014):

Lu Shanglei vs Carlsen, 2014

Carlsen was an *incredible* <+14 -1(!) =6>.

Oct-19-14  TITIKIZA: Junior world champion 2014
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  sonia91: Congrats on winning World Junior Championship :)
Oct-19-14  Strongest Force: I just saw the blitz-spanking Lu gave to the world champ. This youngster should have his picture put up here.
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  Penguincw: Congratz to Lu Shanglei for winning the World Junior Championship (2014) with a score of 10/13 (+7,-0,=6), half a point ahead of Fedoseev, Duda and compatriot Wei Yi.

This tournament has gained him not only a whopping 33.2 rating points to a career high 2566, but I believe he clinches a spot in the 2015 World Cup.

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  twinlark: Congratulations to Lu Shanglei in winning the World Junior. It does indeed qualify him to compete in the World Cup next year.
Oct-21-14  Fiona Macleod: This guy is a world champion material.
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  sonia91: Interviewed by India Times, he said he was thinking of giving up on chess and going to university, but now this result gives him the confidence to continue playing chess:
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Lu Shanglei for winning the "Albena blitz 2015". He entered as the highest rated blitz player at 2781, and proved it, by scoring 9/11 (+9,-2,=0) and winning it, ahead of 2 other guys on tiebreaks.
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  sonia91: He also won the Golden Sands Blitz:

It seems he is a strong blitz player, it's remarkable also his 2nd place at Aeroflot blitz 2015:

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  Penguincw: I love how he wins it with the same score both times, in the same country...
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to Lu Shanglei! He didn't have too great of a birthday though, as he lost to Ding Liren in 20 moves. :| The day before that (R7, Thursday, which I believe is Jul 10th there), he drew Bu Xiangzhi.
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  ambongtumbong: congrats Lu.. onward to the 3rd round of World Cup.. not an easy task to beat your compatriot Wang Hao on the 2nd round.
Sep-17-15  AzingaBonzer: Lu drew with Topalov after the latter blundered a winning advantage. One down, one to go, then on to the rapids.
Sep-18-15  AzingaBonzer: Lu has survived the classical games. On to tiebreaks.
Sep-18-15  Whitemouse: Lu is impressive. Topalov has more than 200 points higher in rating.
Sep-18-15  AzingaBonzer: True, but Lu is probably underrated. I'd estimate his true playing strength to be somewhere between 2650 and 2700.
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  Chessgames Bookie: If anyone's looking for a bet on who will the Topalov - Lu Shanglei tiebreak match, try here: World Cup R3,Tiebreaks: Topalov - Lu Shanglei.

Or some other bets: ChessBookie Game.

- Penguin

Jul-10-18  JPi: I have wonderful memories of Lu Shanglei when he came at Niigata Chess event. Very humble as all Chinese players team enjoying a lot these few days in Japan. No doubt from all members of Niigata Chess event these few words "Happy birthday Lu Shanglei!".
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