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Bu Xiangzhi 
Photograph from Mtel Masters, 2008.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
 
Bu Xiangzhi
Number of games in database: 852
Years covered: 1998 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2693 (2661 rapid, 2634 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2714
Overall record: +257 -92 =355 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      148 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Slav (66) 
    D12 D17 D11 D15 D10
 English (53) 
    A15 A17 A16 A13 A14
 King's Indian (44) 
    E62 E63 E81 E67 E83
 Nimzo Indian (41) 
    E32 E46 E42 E39 E44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (40) 
    D30 D31 D37 D38 D39
 English, 1 c4 c5 (26) 
    A30 A35 A39 A34 A33
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (147) 
    B90 B30 B31 B92 B62
 Slav (119) 
    D17 D10 D11 D19 D12
 Sicilian Najdorf (53) 
    B90 B92 B97 B91 B96
 Petrov (29) 
    C42 C43
 Modern Benoni (20) 
    A65 A70 A56 A61 A75
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (19) 
    B62 B66 B67
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karjakin vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 0-1
   Zhao Xue vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 0-1
   Bu Xiangzhi vs V Zvjaginsev, 2008 1-0
   Li Chao vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2009 0-1
   Jobava vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 0-1
   Bu Xiangzhi vs E Gasanov, 2010 1-0
   Karjakin vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 0-1
   Bu Xiangzhi vs Topalov, 2008 1-0
   Negi vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2014 0-1
   V Milov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2007 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Canadian Open (2007)
   Bilbao Blindfold Chess World Cup (2007)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Antwerp (2008)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Cap d'Agde (2010)
   1st Danzhou Tournament (2010)
   5th Danzhou Tournament (2014)
   Chinese Championship (2010)
   Corus Group B (2007)
   10th Asian Individual Championships (2011)
   Chinese League (2011)
   41st World Junior Championships (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

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   The best of Bu Xiangzhi by Cushion
   Chinese Chess by notyetagm

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BU XIANGZHI
(born Dec-10-1985, 28 years old) China
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
IM (1999); GM (1999); World U14 Champion (1998); Chinese Champion (2004); World University Champion (2012).

Early years:

Bu Xiangzhi was born in Qingdao in China and is China's 10th Grandmaster. A cousin introduced him to chess when he was six, and he made quick progress, winning the Qingdao Junior Chess Championship in 1993 and the Children's Championship of the National S.T. Lee Cup in 1997. In 1998 at the age of 12, he captured the titles of National Pupil Champion and World U-14 champion. The following year, in 1999, he became the then youngest-ever International Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 10 months, 13 days and the first to win the title before the age of 14. He remained the youngest Chinese to become a GM for 14 years until Wei Yi captured this honor in 2013.

Classical tournaments:

<1999-2002> Bu won the 1999 German Open and in 2000, also in Germany, he won the International Neckar Open in Deizisau, Stuttgart. In 2002, he scored 6/9 at the Aeroflot Open Group A.

<2003-2005> Bu scored 6/9 (=6th, 0.5 points behind joint first place getters) at the Aeroflot Open (2003), and in December 2003, he won the 10th Aceimar International Open in Mondariz with 7.5/9. In 2004, he scored 5.5/9 in the Reykjavik Open (2004). In 2005, he came =2nd behind Wang Hao in the 7th Dubai Open, placed =3rd in the Sanjin International Hotel Cup (GM tournament) in China and scored 5.5/9 in the Aeroflot Open (2005).

<2006-2008> In 2006, also in China, he came equal second in the Railway Hotel Cup GM tournament, behind Baadur Jobava and scored 5/9 at the Aeroflot Open (2006). In 2007, he won the Canadian Open (2007), the International Open in Germany with 8.5/9, the International Neckar Open, again in Deizisau, with 7.5/9, and came second at Corus Group B (2007). In 2008, Bu came =1st at the Gibraltar (2008) with 8.0/10 and a performance rating of 2834, but lost the tie-break to Hikaru Nakamura. He won the Antwerp (2008) in Belgium in August 2008 with a score of 7.0/9 (+5, =4, -0) and a performance rating of 2748, came third behind Veselin Topalov and Levon Aronian in the Pu Kou Chess Tournament, Nanjing 2008.

<2009-2011> He won the 1st Danzhou Tournament (2010) in China in June 2010 on tiebreak from Li Chao. He also scored 6.5/10 in the Moscow Open (2010), half a point behind the joint winners, and came 7th in the Aeroflot Open (2010) with 5.5/9, his only loss being to outright winner Le Quang Liem. In March 2011, he came =2nd in the 2nd Danzhou Tournament (2011). In October 2011, he scored 6/9 in the the 1st Qin Huangdao Open Chess Tournament, placing =6th.

<2012-2014> In January 2012, Bu scored 6/9 at the Moscow Open (=15th) and in February 2012, scored 5.5/9 (+2 =7 -0 and TPR 2692) at the Aeroflot Open (2012), placing =9th (10th on tiebreak), thereby maintaining rough parity with his rating for the bi-monthly rating period leading to 1 March 2012. Bu lost some ground, and rating points, in the Chinese Championship of 2012 (see below) but made up lost ground by winning the 3rd Danzhou Tournament (2012) on tiebreak ahead of co-leader Ni Hua to take the prize and the final spot in the Chinese Team for the Chess Olympiad (2012). In May 2013, he was 2nd with 6/9, a point behind Ding Liren, at the 4th Danzhou Tournament (2013), a category 15 event. In July-August 2013, Bu scored 8/11 to place =2nd alongside Dragan Solak and Mateusz Bartel at the Biel International Masters, a half point behind Pentala Harikrishna. He had a quiet start to 2014 until June 2014, when he placed =1st with Ding Liren at the 5th Danzhou Tournament (2014), scoring 6.5/9. This result returned him to the "2700 club" for the first time since September 2009. He returned a stunning result to win the Politiken Cup (2014) outright, scoring 9/10 (+8 =2) to produce a TPR of 2881, providing another massive boost to his rating. A mediocre 7/9 at the 18th HZ Chess Tournament in Vlissingen in August 2014 took some of the rating sheen off his most recent accomplishments, but the September 2014 FIDE rating list will still show him at a career high rating of 2722.

Championships:

<Youth> In 1998, Bu won the World U14 championship. In 2000, he defeated Teimour Radjabov 6.5-1.5 in an eight game Future World Champions Match competition in New York.

<Junior> In August 2001, he was =5th in the World Junior Championship held in Greece (won by Peter Acs) and in 2003 was fifth in the World Junior Championship (won by Aronian).

<National> He was =1st in the Chinese Championship in 2002 and in November of 2004, he won the Chinese Championship with the formidable score of 9.0/11. He placed 2nd in the Chinese Championship of 2007, 3rd in the Chinese Championship (2009) behind Wang Hao and Ding Liren and =2nd in the Chinese Championship (2010) with 7.5/11. He came 5th with 5.5/11 in the Chinese Chess Championships (2012) and in April 2013, he placed =4th at the Chinese Championships (2013).

<University> In August 2012, he easily won the 12th World University Chess Championship that was held in Portugal with a score of 8/9, 1.5 points clear of the field.

<Continental> He came =4th in the 10th Asian Individual Championships (2011).

<World> Also in 2003, he won the Zonal that entitled him to compete in the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) in Libya where he lost in the first round to Ashot Anastasian. He won the 2007 Zonal in China to qualify for the World Chess Cup (2007) in which he reached the 3rd round before losing to countryman Wang Hao. He fell to Yannick Pelletier in the 1st round of the World Cup (2009). Bu won the Asian Zonal Championship 2011, qualifying him to play in the World Cup (2011), where he beat Ahmed Adly, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Abhijeet Gupta in the first three rounds before losing to Vassily Ivanchuk in the Round of Sixteen, and exiting the tournament.

Blindfold:

In October 2007, he won the Bilbao Blindfold Chess World Cup (2007) by a 1.5 point margin, after defeating Veselin Topalov, Magnus Carlsen , Pentala Harikrishna, Judit Polgar and Sergey Karjakin.

Team play:

Bu has also been a regular member of the menís team in the Russia vs China matches: In October 2004 he scored 3/6, in August 2007, he lead from board one in the victorious Chinese team in the 4th Russia - China Match (2007). In September 2008, he scored 2.5/5 at the 5th Russia - China Match (2008) in Ningbo achieving a performance rating of 2707. In August 2009 at the 6th Russia - China (2009) in Sochi, he again scored 2.5/5. In the 7th China - Russia (2010) in Ningbo, he scored 4/5 in the classical games, his best result yet, representing a 2928 performance rating. In 2005, he won an individual and team silver playing top board for China in the 6th World Team Chess Championship at Beer Sheva. He played in the team that won the silver medal at the December 2006 Asian Games in Doha. In 2008, he won a bronze medal on board two when the team won gold at the 2008 15th Asian Team Chess Championship in Visakhapatnam. In April 2008, Bu competed at the Russian Team Championship (2008) in Dagomys, Sochi for the team Shatar-Metropole (Buryatia), where he achieved a score of 6.5/10 (+3=7-0) and a performance rating of 2771. Bu Xiangzhi plays for Shandong chess club in the China Chess League, which placed 6th out of 12 in 2013, Bu Xiangzhi scoring 14.5/20. (1) He played board 4 for China in the FIDE World Team Championship (2013), winning individual and team silver.

Olympiads

Bu has played for China in six Olympiads, including 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, scoring a team silver in 2006 when he played top board. He scored 6/10 on board 3 for China at the Chess Olympiad (2010) and 4.5/8 on board 4 for in the Chess Olympiad (2012) held in Istanbul, helping China to 4th place.

Ratings and rankings

Bu's peak rating was 2714 in October 2008 when he was #26 in the world, although his peak ranking was world #22 in April 2008 when his rating was 2708. His rating as of 1 August 2014 is :

<Standard> 2707 (Chinese #5 and world #42);

<Rapid> 2661 (inactive); and

<Blitz> 2634 (inactive).

References and sources

(1) http://chess-results.com/tnr99752.a...

Chessbase table of youngest grandmasters: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...; Wikipedia article: Bu Xiangzhi


 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 852  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Bu Xiangzhi vs E Alekseev  ½-½54 1998 Wch U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. M Hoffmann vs Bu Xiangzhi 1-032 1999 Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Bu Xiangzhi vs Sutovsky 1-079 1999 Shenyang Tan Chin Nam cup, CHNE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
4. V Malada vs Bu Xiangzhi  ½-½54 1999 FSIM MarchA04 Reti Opening
5. G Jamrich vs Bu Xiangzhi  0-133 1999 Budapest FS03 IMB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
6. Bu Xiangzhi vs A Nguyen ½-½42 1999 Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUND27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. Bu Xiangzhi vs Wynn Zaw Htun 1-036 1999 GM Scheveningen, YangonA22 English
8. Bu Xiangzhi vs Zhong Zhang 1-045 1999 Shenyang Tan Chin Nam cup, CHND14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
9. L Eperjesi vs Bu Xiangzhi  ½-½42 1999 FSIM MarchA43 Old Benoni
10. Bu Xiangzhi vs Csom ½-½86 1999 Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNA47 Queen's Indian
11. Bu Xiangzhi vs P Haba 1-065 1999 MK Cafe Cup-AD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. M Aung Hlaing vs Bu Xiangzhi 1-042 1999 GM Scheveningen, YangonA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
13. Bu Xiangzhi vs Hoang Thanh Trang 1-063 1999 Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
14. Shaobin vs Bu Xiangzhi ½-½50 1999 Shenyang Tan Chin Nam cup, CHNA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
15. Bu Xiangzhi vs P Hrvacic  0-133 1999 FSIM MarchD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Bu Xiangzhi vs G Khechumyan  1-032 1999 Budapest FS03 IMA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
17. Bu Xiangzhi vs G Schebler ½-½48 1999 Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
18. Khin Than vs Bu Xiangzhi  1-027 1999 GM Scheveningen, YangonB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. Krasenkow vs Bu Xiangzhi 1-029 1999 Shenyang Tan Chin Nam cup, CHNA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
20. Bu Xiangzhi vs Oral ½-½56 1999 MK Cafe Cup-AE41 Nimzo-Indian
21. Bu Xiangzhi vs T Gara  1-033 1999 FSIM MarchD85 Grunfeld
22. D Hausrath vs Bu Xiangzhi 1-033 1999 Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNA04 Reti Opening
23. Bu Xiangzhi vs Than Soe Aung 1-025 1999 GM Scheveningen, YangonE00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. O Salmensuu vs Bu Xiangzhi 0-153 1999 Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
25. Bu Xiangzhi vs Zhu Chen 1-057 1999 Shenyang Tan Chin Nam cup, CHNA22 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-16-10  Cushion: He has had a disappointing performance at the Aeroflot open. He did have a nice game this round but he had several prearranged draws.
Jun-21-10  feitang: Bu just won the The First Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament, congratulations to him.
Jul-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Yes, winner of the 1st Hainan Danzhou Super GM Tournament 11-20 June 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr350..., congratulations!

Aug-09-10  feitang: Xiangzhi is back, and doing great tournament performances (best score in Russia vs China match 2010). He deserve a biography update. Go Bu.
Aug-10-10  Winter: You're doing great damage to the Russians, Xiangzhi! You're 'the' man. Keep it up!
Aug-10-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Xiangzhi's biography is twice as long as Anand's!
Aug-12-10  feitang: Wow, what a biography update, good job CG.
Oct-20-10  ex0duz: lol, yeah, that's a pretty detailed biography, and as some astute readers have pointed out.. "is twice as long as Anand's!" hahaha :P

But back to the main man.. Bu really needs to pick up his game, and reclaim his crown as China's top player. It's like he's been overtaken by the two Wangs.. Yue/Hao etc. I remember Bu was the first 2700+ player from China, and he's not even 2700 anymore, which is sad. Does anyone know about his motivation, or why he's dropped so low? Has he admitted defeat for the top spot to Wang Yue/Hao? He should reclaim his past glory, and get back into the 2700 club. China needs him for the Olympiads and stuff(if they really want to have winning chances, rather than just chances to place in top 3, but yeah.. i think they need a 4th 2700+ to compete with russia/ukraine and other powerhouses, like Azerbaijan or Armenia, who is surprisingly strong for their lack of super GM' over 2700 or 2750 etc), and it's always nice to see new faces(especially asian ones) at super tourneys, which are dominated traditionally by Europeans(as is Chess in general).

Current FIDE rating: 2676

Is that accurate and his current live rating? Can anyone tell me the other 2 chinese players(Wang Hao/Yue etc) live ratings and current FIDE Ratings also? Yeah, i could check myself, but i'm lazy and i also want to read your posts(in the hopes that you guys comment aswell and answer my other questions along with giving me their ratings n @#$%).

He also seems to be the oldest out of the 3, he's 24 currently(25 @ December). Wang Yue is next in line, @ 23 yrs of age, and Wang Hao is the baby, having just turned 21. Seems like Wang Hao has the biggest potential, but i think he will have much more trouble vs the super elite GM's, when compared with Wang Yue, who seems to have a much more solid style, and Wang Yue has also had very good super GM tourney results(and having claimed some good scalps in the process.. like beating Carlsen twice already). I think Wang Yue also has a much stable/solid psyche/mentality, and he's tough like that.. while Hao seems to be more prone to slipping up/choking(or whatever you wanna call it). In his recent games(like in Shanghai), it seems he has a decent opening, and gets winning chances in the middle game, only to blunder and lose horribly in what was meant to be a won position.. and i don't think it is the result of time trouble, but just him choking from the pressure or in anticipation of winning. I hope he can overcome this and play 'dry' or 'boring' chess.. well not really boring, but just change your style of play to suit your mentality. If you can't handle fire on board and it's detrimental to your play, you should either change our play, or fix your psychological problem. I guess some can play like that(Morozevich), but not everyone can 'live on the edge, and play purely to benefit off others 'mistakes'. I can't remember what Kramnik called it, when referring to 'risk takers'(like Moro, or even Kasparov).. like calling them unsound lines and that with the popularization and revolution that engines has had on the game, a style that will only get more rare and less effective as time goes by. For the sake of chess and out of personal bias, i really really hope that he's wrong. -_-

Heh.. Anyway, i've gone completely off topic, so let's get back on topic. Bu seems to be a hard working positional player too, but i think Wang Yue is just more talented and hard working, and he also enjoys playing those 'dry' kind of endgames, whereas i think Bu enjoys more tactical games, even if he does tend to play 'offbeat' positional openings. Wang Hao on the other hand, i think he was a tactical player to start off with, but has recently changed his style to be more positional/solid.. and he's still in the middle stages of his 'transition' or 'experimentation' with other systems, which i think would be a good thing in the long run and in the best interests of his 'chessical' development. Perhaps that's also what Carlsen is also doing, with all his losses and seemingly 'experimental' openings.. like him playing(and losing) in some kind of Alekhine defense vs Adams @ the recent Olympiad.

Anyway, if you've read up to here, then i think it's a good time to say thanks, and that I hope you guys can answer my questions and continue the discussion in the direction that i've tried to take it in. Thanks again all. =]

Dec-10-11  Ladolcevita: Happy Birthday to GM Buxiangzhi!
Dec-10-11  Penguincw: Happy B-Day!
Apr-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: It may not be by chance that the name of <Bu Xiangzhi> is similar to that great Chinese contribution to the culture of Chess, namely the Chinese version of Chess that is called <XiangQi>.

The expert Professor <David H. Li> has put forward the thesis that the remarkable success of Chinese players in the international Chess circuit is entirely due to the fact that those players are all weaned on <XiangQi>, the fast and combative Chinese version of Chess, please compare http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... .

Therefore - with regard to the first steps by <Bu Xiangzhi> on the sector of Chess - one has to know that <Bu Xiangzhi>'s grandfather was a strong <XiangQi> player and that, after <Bu Xiangzhi> was first introduced to Chess by an elder cousin, please compare http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bu_Xia..., the ambitious boy's interest grew with his compatriot Xie Jun 's women's world championship victory in 1991 - a triumph that was the 2nd step after Xie Jun first had stunned the world of Chinese Chess <XiangQi>.

Apr-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: Apart from <Bu Xiangzhi> and Xie Jun there are more big names among China's RISING STARS who have first learned Chinese Chess <XiangQi> before switching to International Chess, namely the female star Zhu Chen - plus the male top performers Zhong Zhang and Wang Yue , please check out their corresponding personal pages!
Apr-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: In case that you 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 the thrilling <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 compare 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-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: The name-dropping, namely with regard to players who both play International Chess and <XiangQi>, can be continued: members of the club are the former coach of the Women's Chinese Olympic Team, that is Liu Wenzhe; the World Champion in International Chess 2004, that is Rustam Kasimdzhanov; the most handsome guy in the chess circus, that is Alexander Grischuk , 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-26-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: The game that has been featured in the <XiangQi>-video that has been aired by MTV, please se my third and last posting dating from <Apr-24-12>, 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!
Jun-08-12  blade2012: Congratulations to Bu Xiangzhi for his win in 3rd Danzhou Tournament (2012)!
Dec-10-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday!
Feb-24-13  Dionysius1: Thanks <nightsurfer>. I like the look of the pieces and board in the video you link to. Your last link in your most recent post.
Jun-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: <Dionysius1> Thank you so much that you like that! If one plays Chinese Chess with pieces like that - instead of the traditional flat disks of <XiangQi> - it is a thrilling and very entertaining game! And it's got the potential of challenging our beloved International Chess!!
Jul-06-14  Penguincw: Welcome back to the 2700 club Bu Xiangzhi! His recent performance at the 5th Danzhou Tournament helped him gain 14 points to leap to 2707. However, countryman Ding Liren did edge him out on tiebreaks (both finished with 6.5/9).
Jul-28-14  Billy Vaughan: Bu Xiangzhi's recent results have given him 38 points, more than is almost ever seen at the ~2700 level in just one rating period.
Jul-30-14  Penguincw: Congratz to Bu Xiangzhi for winning the Politiken Cup (2014) a full point ahead of 4 competitors with a score of 9/10 (+8,-0,=2). He continues to leap to career highs, as from that tournament alone he gained 24 points and leaps to world #24, which is a gain of 30(!) spots. However, he still trails Ding Liren for #1 Chinese player, but only by 10 points. Too bad he's not participating at the upcoming Olympiad: his team could really use him.
Jul-30-14  SimonWebbsTiger: @<penguincw>

Bu failed to qualify in an event to set the team. He finished fourth, where 1st and 2nd were required.

Jul-30-14  SimonWebbsTiger: ps. He seems to have taken it nicely. "I have played many times before for China," he said in Elsinore.

He is already on the road. In Vlissingen(?) and then the million dollar open in Las Vegas!

Aug-03-14  Oxnard: This guy went into a 5-6 year lull after cracking the 2700 barrier in 2008.

Now he's propelled himself to an all time high of 2732 (live rating)!

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