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Xu Jun
Xu Jun 
Number of games in database: 615
Years covered: 1984 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2514 (2523 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2655

Overall record: +220 -122 =271 (58.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, 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) 
    A10 A16 A15 A13 A17
 English, 1 c4 e5 (19) 
    A28 A20 A21 A26 A25
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D30 D37 D38 D31 D36
 Modern Benoni (18) 
    A65 A57 A56 A70 A61
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (118) 
    B90 B22 B84 B23 B92
 Nimzo Indian (30) 
    E38 E32 E21 E41 E42
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93 B91
 Sicilian Scheveningen (18) 
    B84 B81 B83 B82 B85
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A46 E00 E10 A41 D02
 English, 1 c4 e5 (15) 
    A28 A20 A26 A22 A29
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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 D Liu, 1994 1-0
   Mark Gamsa vs Xu Jun, 1996 0-1
   Xu Jun vs H Ardiansyah, 1987 1-0
   Xu Jun vs DeFirmian, 1984 1-0
   Xu Jun vs J Ye, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Xu Jun vs Lu Shanglei, 2016 1/2-1/2

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)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Qatar Masters (2015)

   N Battulga vs Xu Jun (Sep-24-16) 1-0
   Li Shilong vs Xu Jun (Jul-25-16) 1-0
   Yuanhe Zhao vs Xu Jun (Jun-25-16) 1/2-1/2
   Xu Jun vs Wen Yang (Apr-27-16) 1/2-1/2
   Gao Rui vs Xu Jun (Apr-26-16) 1-0

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(born Sep-17-1962, 54 years old) China
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Xu Jun (徐俊) was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu. He became China's fourth GM in 1994.

He was champion of China in 1983 and 1985. He has been a member of the Chinese Olympiad Team, a five times winner of the Asia Team Championship 19832003, the 1987 3.3 Zonal Champion, the 1998 Champion of China Open; the 20002001 Champion of Asia, and was a member of Chinese team for the Bled Olympiad (2002) which came 5th in the final standings. (1)

He is the coach of Ruan Lufei.

1 - Wikipedia article: Xu Jun

Last updated: 2016-09-17 05:55:43

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 615  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. L Carty vs Xu Jun  0-128 1984 Chess OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
2. Xu Jun vs DeFirmian 1-041 1984 Chess OlympiadA33 English, Symmetrical
3. Meng Leong Wong vs Xu Jun  0-137 1984 Chess OlympiadD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Xu Jun vs J Grigorov  ½-½46 1984 Chess OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
5. H Ree vs Xu Jun  ½-½41 1984 Chess OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Xu Jun vs J H Gomez-Baillo  1-046 1984 Chess OlympiadD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. B Brinck-Claussen vs Xu Jun  ½-½32 1984 Chess OlympiadD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
8. Xu Jun vs J L Arnason 0-133 1984 Chess OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
9. A Sygulski vs Xu Jun  1-044 1984 Chess OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Xu Jun vs Barbero  1-029 1985 Ch World (team)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Smyslov vs Xu Jun  1-067 1985 2, Lucerne WTCA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. Xu Jun vs F Gobet  ½-½43 1985 Lucerne WchTD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Short vs Xu Jun  ½-½42 1985 Lucerne WTCB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. Xu Jun vs R Lau  1-042 1985 Lucerne WchTE15 Queen's Indian
15. Xu Jun vs D Barbulescu  ½-½51 1985 Lucerne WchTE15 Queen's Indian
16. Xu Jun vs Pinter  1-055 1985 1st WTCh finalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. J L Seret vs Xu Jun  ½-½67 1985 Lucerne WchTD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. S Matthews vs Xu Jun 0-141 1986 Chess OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. Xu Jun vs M Shadarevian  1-052 1986 Chess OlympiadA50 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Xu Jun vs D H Campora  ½-½52 1986 Chess OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. I Abdelnabbi vs Xu Jun  ½-½14 1986 Chess OlympiadB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
22. Suba vs Xu Jun  1-067 1986 Chess OlympiadD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
23. Xu Jun vs Granda Zuniga  1-053 1986 Chess OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. Spassky vs Xu Jun  1-041 1986 Chess OlympiadD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. R Mateo vs Xu Jun  0-171 1986 Chess OlympiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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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  cro777: GM Xu Jun is now coach of the Chinese chess prodigy Wei Yi.

Wei Yi's parents sent him to Wuxi for advanced chess study (the Primary school in Wuxi was one of the bases of the Chinese Chess Association with excellent trainers and students).

The Jiangsu Province chess team was looking for a new player for the Chinese Chess League and GM Xu Jun came to his school and asked for a young player with good potential, and they recommended Wei Yi.

Wei Yi thus turned professional when he was only 12 years old and began to play chess fulltime.

"Xu Jun was champion of China in 1983 and 1985. He has been a member of the Chinese Olympiad Team, a five times winner of the Asia Team Championship 19832003, the 1987 3.3 Zonal Champion, the 1998 Champion of China Open; the 20002001 Champion of Asia, and was a 2002 Chess Olympiad member of Chinese team which came 5th in the final standings." (Wikipedia)

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  cro777: Xu Jun is also the Chinese national team coach. Last year at the 2nd Annual Asian Chess Excellence Awards he got the "Coach of the Year" award for coaching the Olympiad champion Chinese team.

(Xu Jun with Ding Liren and Wei Yi)

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  cro777: Xu Jun and Wei Yi play for Jiangsu chess team in Chinese Chess League (Division A) and Jiangsu Lvyang team in Chinese Team Championship.

Today in Round 5 of the 2016 Chinese Team Championship Xu Jun (2532) with the black pieces defeated GM Yu Yangyi (2734) from Beijing Beiao team while Wei Yi drew with Li Chao.

Xu Jun holds both playing and coaching duties.

Sep-17-16  BIDMONFA: Xu Jun

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