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Zhang Pengxiang
Zhang Pengxiang 
Number of games in database: 279
Years covered: 1996 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2564 (2579 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2649

Overall record: +89 -66 =107 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (55) 
    B40 B54 B91 B33 B31
 Scotch Game (11) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A45 D01
 Slav (10) 
    D14 D10 D13 D15
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B12 B13
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B91 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B30 B32 B40 B45 B48
 Slav (30) 
    D11 D15 D10 D16 D13
 French Defense (27) 
    C18 C04 C05 C17 C02
 French Tarrasch (13) 
    C04 C05 C06 C03
 French Winawer (9) 
    C18 C17
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B45 B48 B46 B47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2001 0-1
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Karpov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Karpov, 2001 1-0
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Chen Xueshen, 2005 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2001 0-1
   Zhang Pengxiang vs S Sale, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Xu Hanbing vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2005 0-1
   Karpov vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Karjakin, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Y Ding vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2005 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   UK vs China Match (2007)
   Ruy Lopez Chess Festival (2008)
   2nd Sanjin Hotel Cup (2005)
   Russia - China Match (2007)
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   World Team Championship (2005)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

   Wang Hao vs Zhang Pengxiang (Dec-11-15) 1-0
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Ni Hua (Dec-10-15) 1-0
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Jinshi Bai (Dec-08-15) 0-1
   Lu Shanglei vs Zhang Pengxiang (Oct-30-15) 1/2-1/2
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Wei Yi (Oct-29-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-29-1980, 36 years old) China
[what is this?]
Zhang Pengxiang, born in Tianjin, is a Chinese grandmaster well known for defeating Anatoli Karpov in a four game match at the 2001 FIDE World Championships in Moscow. (To see this match, search "Pengxiang vs Karpov 2001".)

Wikipedia article: Zhang Pengxiang

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 279  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Zhang Pengxiang vs Smirin  0-153 1996 Lee Cup 3rdB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. Kasimdzhanov vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-063 1999 Wch U20A52 Budapest Gambit
3. Zhang Pengxiang vs Aronian 1-042 1999 Wch U20B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Zhang Pengxiang vs Wenliang  ½-½39 1999 BudapestB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. Zhang Pengxiang vs G Sargissian  ½-½46 2000 Wch U20B12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. Jobava vs Zhang Pengxiang 1-043 2000 Wch U20D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. M Al Sayed vs Zhang Pengxiang  0-146 2000 World JuniorC17 French, Winawer, Advance
8. Zhang Pengxiang vs A Simutowe  1-062 2000 World JuniorB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
9. Z Izoria vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-040 2000 World JuniorA65 Benoni, 6.e4
10. Zhang Pengxiang vs K Haznedaroglu  1-031 2000 World JuniorB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. Akobian vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-047 2000 World JuniorA65 Benoni, 6.e4
12. Zhang Pengxiang vs O Wegener  1-034 2000 World JuniorB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
13. D Bunzmann vs Zhang Pengxiang  ½-½41 2000 World JuniorE10 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Zhang Pengxiang vs E Berg  0-140 2000 World JuniorC00 French Defense
15. S Fedorchuk vs Zhang Pengxiang  ½-½62 2000 World JuniorC06 French, Tarrasch
16. Zhang Pengxiang vs G Mateuta  1-030 2000 World JuniorB06 Robatsch
17. M Senff vs Zhang Pengxiang  ½-½38 2000 World JuniorC18 French, Winawer
18. Tkachiev vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-073 2000 Cap d'Agde-AA36 English
19. H Hamdouchi vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-057 2000 Cap d'Agde-AC06 French, Tarrasch
20. Zhang Pengxiang vs Joel Benjamin 0-122 2000 Cap d'Agde-AA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Zhang Pengxiang vs Bologan 1-032 2000 Cap d'Agde-AB06 Robatsch
22. Bacrot vs Zhang Pengxiang ½-½79 2000 Cap d'Agde-AA43 Old Benoni
23. P Tregubov vs Zhang Pengxiang  0-155 2000 Cap d'Agde-AA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
24. Zhang Pengxiang vs Karpov  0-173 2000 Cap d'Agde-AC42 Petrov Defense
25. Yao Jun vs Zhang Pengxiang  0-130 2001 TCh-CHN MenB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 279  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-29-06  BIDMONFA: Zhang Pengxiang

ZHANG, Pengxiang

Apr-14-07  bauernfresser: He is China's new Number 1 in the April 2007 rating list.
Jul-16-07  trapdor: This guy falls to No. 4 in China iin the July 2007 list.
Apr-04-08  socnegoti: Now, one year later he drops to no. 5. Lol
Apr-08-08  playerXchess: Michael Adams 2729 - Zhang Pengxiang 2640

Ruy Lopez Memorial (4) 08.04.2008


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Black to move

Apr-08-08  playerXchess: above game: draw agreed after 19... Qb4.
Apr-11-08  memento mori: 2nd Ruy Lopez Festival

TPR = 2772 (+132)
Rating points gained: +12.4

Premium Chessgames Member
  swordfish: Really strong effort at Ruy Lopez. Zhang won four games in seven rounds.
May-05-09  Vasilyev90: Zhang beat prodigy GM Wesley So recently in a Chinese tournament handling the Black pieces.This raises his score to a +2 against Wesley.Zhang still has the strong effort despite inactivity lately.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <bauernfresser: He is China's new Number 1 in the April 2007 rating list.>

30 year old GM Pengxiang slid to #7 with 2603..

i got an autograph of him during one of his Philippine tourneys, happy birthday Zhang!

Nov-01-10  Whitehat1963: Pengxiang seems to be a really strong endgame player, at least as far as I can tell.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: anecdote from Bobby Ang's Inside Philippine Chess..

<Zhang Pengxiang-Irzhanov 1999 Shenyang Asian Team Championship: After the 40th move, Zhang's right eye was observed to be very red and teary. It seemed that in mutual panic time as rooks, pawns, knights and bishops were darting all over the board, one of the pieces had struck his eye. The Arbiter offered to suspend the game to consult a doctor, but Zhang wouldhave none of it. He stood up, waved aside the eye drops that his teammates were offering him, took out his handkerchief, covered his right eye, and continued the game one-eyed.">

no guts, no glory :)

Jun-29-13  Tomlinsky: Our esteemed Player of the Day was involved in a truly spectacular game of our times. Unfortunately on the losing side...

V Zvjaginsev vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2006

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