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The best of Bu Xiangzhi
Compiled by Cushion
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Bu Xiangzhi set a record for youngest grandmaster. That record has been broken, however. Bu Xiangzhi won the Canadian Open (2007) with 8/10 ahead of Nigel Short. He also won Bilbao Blindfold Chess World Cup (2007) ahead of many notable players. In 2003 He won the 10th Aceimar International Open. He was second in Corus Group B (2007) His current rating is 2673. He won Antwerp (2008). His highest rating is 2714. He has a unique combination of positional, endgame and tactical skills. He can attack and he can win a drawn endgame.

Records
Michael Adams +1 =2 -0
Levon Aronian +1 =11 -2
Magnus Carlsen +1 =2 -2
Boris Gelfand +0 =1 -2
Baadur Jobava +2 =2 -0
Sergey Karjakin +3 =2 -0
Vassily Ivanchuk +2 =2 -2
Judit Polgar +2 =0 -1
Teimour Radjabov +5 =6 -2
Peter Svidler +0 =3 -3
Veselin Topalov +2 =3 -1
Vadim Zvjaginsev +2 =0 -0

Ruthless Attack
Karjakin vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

Bu's Immortal
Jobava vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Ruthless attack
Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 68 moves, 0-1

Simple Chess
Bu Xiangzhi vs J Barle, 2002 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Beautiful exchange sac
Bu Xiangzhi vs Zvjaginsev, 2008 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 1-0

Textbook attack
Zhao Xue vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 0-1

Great endgame skill
Karjakin vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 0-1

When a bishop and rook is better then a queen
O Salmensuu vs Bu Xiangzhi, 1999 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 53 moves, 0-1

Nice tactical game
Bu Xiangzhi vs L Seres, 1999 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Nice combination at the end
L Christiansen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2000 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 38 moves, 0-1

A win in endgame
Bu Xiangzhi vs Kamsky, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 68 moves, 1-0

Exploiting weak pawns
Bu Xiangzhi vs J Polgar, 2007 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

Bu demonstrates his strenth in blindfold
Bu Xiangzhi vs J Polgar, 2007
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 67 moves, 1-0

Very instructive endgame
Bu Xiangzhi vs Zvjaginsev, 2003
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Mastery of queen endgames
Bu Xiangzhi vs Radjabov, 2000 
(A90) Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

Great knight and bishop endgame skill
Bu Xiangzhi vs G Guseinov, 2009 
(E91) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Amazing technique in rapid
Bu Xiangzhi vs Sasikiran, 2005
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

Nice tactics at the end
Bu Xiangzhi vs Topalov, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Bu sacs a piece then the exchange
Bu Xiangzhi vs D Bocharov, 2010 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Demonstrating how to beat a dubious opening
Bu Xiangzhi vs Than Soe Aung, 1999 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

The importance of an active king
Bu Xiangzhi vs Zhu Chen, 1999 
(A22) English, 57 moves, 1-0

Endgame skill and tactical awareness combine
Bu Xiangzhi vs P Carlsson, 2001
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 60 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang!
M Sebag vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2004
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 76 moves, 0-1

The king is a fighting weapon
Bu Xiangzhi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2005 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Pawn power
Bu Xiangzhi vs McShane, 2005
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 43 moves, 1-0

Evaluating material imbalanaces
Sasikiran vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 75 moves, 0-1

An instructive ending
Bu Xiangzhi vs M Paragua, 2006 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

From h8 to e2
Bu Xiangzhi vs Ganguly, 2006 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 62 moves, 1-0

The power of double check
A Bachmann vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Endgame skill
Bu Xiangzhi vs Tomashevsky, 2007 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 62 moves, 1-0

22. Qd6!!
Bu Xiangzhi vs D Rensch, 2007 
(A15) English, 25 moves, 1-0

A crushing bind on counterplay
Sasikiran vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Rxd6!!
Bu Xiangzhi vs E Gasanov, 2010 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

Pawn roller
G Schebler vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(A06) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

A piece of endgame magic
G van der Stricht vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 59 moves, 0-1

When ever there is a tactical chance
Li Chao vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Bu Xiangzhi vs V Malakhov, 2009
(B32) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

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