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Xu Jun 
Xu Jun
Number of games in database: 613
Years covered: 1984 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2527 (2523 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2655
Overall record: +220 -121 =270 (58.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (43) 
    E97 E92 E90 E62 E63
 Slav (25) 
    D11 D12 D17 D15 D10
 English (20) 
    A15 A16 A10 A13 A17
 English, 1 c4 e5 (19) 
    A28 A20 A21 A29 A26
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D30 D37 D31 D38 D36
 Modern Benoni (18) 
    A65 A57 A56 A70 A61
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (117) 
    B90 B22 B84 B23 B51
 Nimzo Indian (30) 
    E38 E32 E21 E41 E34
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93 B91
 Sicilian Scheveningen (18) 
    B84 B81 B83 B82 B80
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 E10 E00 A41 A40
 English, 1 c4 e5 (15) 
    A20 A28 A26 A29 A22
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Seirawan vs Xu Jun, 1988 1/2-1/2
   E Handoko vs Xu Jun, 1995 0-1
   Xu Jun vs Shirov, 1993 1-0
   Xu Jun vs Wojtkiewicz, 1990 1-0
   Xu Jun vs Lu Shanglei, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Mark Gamsa vs Xu Jun, 1996 0-1
   Xu Jun vs Ponomariov, 2000 1/2-1/2
   Xu Jun vs DeFirmian, 1984 1-0
   M Bartel vs Xu Jun, 2014 0-1
   A Pitra vs Xu Jun, 2012 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chinese Championships (2016)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)

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(born Sep-17-1962, 53 years old) China
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Grandmaster. Coaches Ruan Lufei.

Wikipedia article: Xu Jun

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 613  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Xu Jun vs J H Gomez-Baillo  1-046 1984 Thessaloniki olmD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Xu Jun vs DeFirmian 1-041 1984 OlympiadA33 English, Symmetrical
3. H Ree vs Xu Jun  ½-½41 1984 Thessaloniki olmD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. A Sygulski vs Xu Jun  1-044 1984 Thessaloniki olmD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Xu Jun vs J Grigorov  ½-½46 1984 Thessaloniki olmA04 Reti Opening
6. Xu Jun vs J L Arnason 0-133 1984 Thessaloniki olmE15 Queen's Indian
7. Meng Leong Wong vs Xu Jun  0-137 1984 Thessaloniki olmD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. B Brinck-Claussen vs Xu Jun  ½-½32 1984 Thessaloniki olmD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
9. L Carty vs Xu Jun  0-128 1984 Thessaloniki olmA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
10. Xu Jun vs F Gobet  ½-½43 1985 Lucerne WchTD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Smyslov vs Xu Jun  1-067 1985 2, Lucerne WTCA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. J L Seret vs Xu Jun  ½-½67 1985 Lucerne WchTD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. Xu Jun vs Pinter  1-055 1985 1st WTCh finalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Short vs Xu Jun  ½-½42 1985 Lucerne WTCB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
15. Xu Jun vs Barbero  1-029 1985 Ch World (team)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Xu Jun vs D Barbulescu  ½-½51 1985 Lucerne WchTE15 Queen's Indian
17. Xu Jun vs R Lau  1-042 1985 Lucerne WchTE15 Queen's Indian
18. T Yilmaz vs Xu Jun  0-147 1986 Dubai olmB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
19. Xu Jun vs M Shadarevian  1-052 1986 Dubai olmA50 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Smejkal vs Xu Jun  0-135 1986 Dubai olmA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Xu Jun vs Adianto  ½-½53 1986 Dubai olD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. S Matthews vs Xu Jun 0-141 1986 Dubai olmB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. Xu Jun vs Ljubojevic  1-069 1986 DubaiA04 Reti Opening
24. R Mateo vs Xu Jun  0-171 1986 Dubai olmC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. Spassky vs Xu Jun  1-041 1986 DubaiD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 613  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-03-04  731: I just did a search on "Jun" and realised there's a:

Xu Jun
Xie Jun
Zhao Jun
Yuan Jun

and they all have 2300+,

are they clowns?

Mar-03-04  731: I mean clones, are they clones?
Mar-24-04  sierra: no, they are diff. their names are all 'jun' in English, but in Chinese there are diff.
Mar-24-04  shr0pshire: In Xie Jun's book she explains why she has the name Jun.

"At the time my father served in the army, which explains partly my parents' preference for the name Jun, which is best translated as 'soldier'. The name Jun is more often given to boys, but in my case it relates directly to the fact of the year of my birth was in the midst of a cultural revolution. During this turbulolent period in modern chinese history, it was common to minimize the differences between men and women, and this is also reflected in the games given to newborns."

--- Xie Jun
in her book Chess Champion from China

Apr-05-04  Benjamin Lau: Shropshire, wrong Jun. This is who you're looking for. Xie Jun.
Jun-22-04  apple head: <731> No Xu Jun is rank no. 4/ch Xie is rank no. 8/ch ect.
Nov-04-04  newTerror: <731>: I mean clones, are they clones?

how ignorant

Nov-04-04  alexapple: "Jun" is a very popular name in China.
Many Chinese characters has a the same pronounciation. "Jun" correspond to 22 Chinese characters.

Xie Jun--"Jun"--means army.
Yuan Jun--"Jun"--means army.
Xu Jun--"Jun"-- means handsome.
Zhao Jun--"Jun"--means handsome.

A famouse Chinese chess journalist--Chen Jun--"Jun"--means gentelman.

Nov-04-04  alexapple: BTW,the famouse Chinese chess journalist--Chen Jun--is actually a lady.:)
May-28-05  lentil: and by the way: Jun is their GIVEN name. Their family names are Xie, Yuan, Xu and Zhao.
Feb-11-06  iamverywellatchess: This man's name is a curse in my United State!

Xu = please no

Jun = can you have this in a better way?

Put together is no good!

Feb-12-06  blingice: <iamverywellatchess> I have told you before: you can't try to be an etymologist before you can speak English properly. This man's name means nothing in the US.
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  Eric Schiller: <blinqice>As a Ph.D. in linguistics who has done a lot of etymology, I have to disagree. In fact, the world's best etymologists often work with rare and exotic languages of which they have limited conversational skills. Tracing the history of words is an academic exercise requiring knowledge of the sound structure (phonology) and word structure (morphology) of the languages, but not fluency. Etymology requires logic, common sense and problem-solving ability, so it appeals to chessplayers. But it is possible to do it very badly, as is seen frequently among etymologists with lax standards.
Feb-12-06  midknightblue: This is a funny conversation. Incidentally, <iamverywellatchess> - I am glad to hear that you are not ill at chess. If you saw some of my blitz games, you might think Iamveryillatchessindeed.
Feb-12-06  blingice: <Eric Schiller> Because you definetely outrank me regarding Linguistics, I must concede to you your point. However, you MUST realize that <iamverywellatchess> is not a linguist OR an etymologist, only a know-it-all that knows nothing, depicted by his breakdown of the word "kibitz" into Russian, and the word "erudite" into Russian as well, where "erud"="rude" and "dite" meaning "many arms". Not only does he overlap in his breakdown, it is completely false. So, I agree with you on your points, but you cannot possibly side with him, either.

<iamverywellatchess> Because with the underlining a "g" looks like a "q". You, on the other hand, warp it to SOMEHOW be a "k" rather than a "g", so I actually have something to ridicule you about.

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  Eric Schiller: <blingice> Point taken. I had only seen the discussion of the Chinese name. Such analyses are called "folk etymologies" where people see patterns that aren't related to the history of a word or name.

Most names can be researched at ethnic sites devoted to the topic, but the names are just arbitrary designations and have nothing to do with the individuals they are attached to.

Etymology is of interest to chess only in terms of tracing names of the pieces, which has contributed greatly to our understanding of chess history. For example, it is obvious that chess came to Cambodia from India, because it is called chatrang (with some other terms for local variants). This is quite common, while names originating in China are rare.

Feb-15-06  blingice: Why is a man whose play of such caliber so unnoticed?
Mar-28-06  iamverywellatchess: Very well question, blickice! We shoudl debase that for many days to come!
Sep-16-06  BIDMONFA: Xu Jun

XU, Jun

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  DarthStapler: He looks like an Asian David Duchovny
Jan-29-09  WhiteRook48: that is not a link. why isn't <iamverywellatchess> posting anymore, I wonder?
Sep-03-10  invas0rX: Xu + jun = master XUN
Oct-07-12  Catholic Bishop: This guy was the coach of former women's world champion Zhu Chen. He's also a very skilled chinese chess as well as Go player.
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