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Jun Xu
J Xu 

Number of games in database: 670
Years covered: 1984 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2477 (2523 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2655
Overall record: +227 -139 =297 (56.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (49) 
    E97 E92 E94 E90 E62
 Slav (27) 
    D11 D12 D17 D15 D10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D37 D30 D31 D38 D35
 English (20) 
    A16 A13 A15 A10 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (19) 
    A28 A20 A21 A25 A29
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 A41 E00 E10 A50
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (126) 
    B90 B22 B92 B84 B58
 Sicilian Najdorf (33) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93 B91
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E38 E32 E41 E34 E25
 Sicilian Scheveningen (21) 
    B84 B80 B81 B83 B85
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A46 E00 A41 D02 A40
 English, 1 c4 e5 (15) 
    A20 A28 A26 A29 A22
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Handoko vs J Xu, 1995 0-1
   Seirawan vs J Xu, 1988 1/2-1/2
   J Xu vs Wojtkiewicz, 1990 1-0
   J Xu vs J Ye, 2001 1/2-1/2
   J Xu vs Shirov, 1993 1-0
   J Xu vs D Sifrer, 1987 1-0
   J Xu vs Korchnoi, 1998 1-0
   J Xu vs Tkachiev, 2001 1-0
   Ljubojevic vs J Xu, 1990 0-1
   W Zhou vs J Xu, 2001 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian Championship (2001)
   Chinese Championship (1987)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   HeiBei Zonal (2001)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Vidmar Memorial (1987)
   GMA World Cup Open (1988)
   Torch Real Estate Cup China Chess League (2005)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Lee Cup 3rd (1996)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Biel Interzonal (1993)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1987.09 CHN ch21, XUCHANG CHN by jameschess

   🏆 The Chinese League
   X Xu vs J Xu (Jun-16-23) 1-0
   J Xu vs J Zhao (Jun-15-23) 1/2-1/2
   J Bai vs J Xu (Jun-13-23) 1-0
   J Xu vs C Li (Jun-12-23) 1/2-1/2
   Z Xiang vs J Xu (Jun-10-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-17-1962, 61 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 1983–2003, the 1987 3.3 Zonal Champion, the 1998 Champion of China Open; the 2000–2001 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 27; games 1-25 of 670  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Carty vs J Xu  0-1281984Thessaloniki OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
2. J Xu vs de Firmian 1-0411984Thessaloniki OlympiadA33 English, Symmetrical
3. Meng Leong Wong vs J Xu  0-1371984Thessaloniki OlympiadD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. J Xu vs J Grigorov  ½-½461984Thessaloniki OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
5. H Ree vs J Xu  ½-½411984Thessaloniki OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. J Xu vs J Gomez Baillo  1-0461984Thessaloniki OlympiadD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. B Brinck-Claussen vs J Xu  ½-½321984Thessaloniki OlympiadD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
8. J Xu vs J Arnason 0-1331984Thessaloniki OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
9. A Sygulski vs J Xu  1-0441984Thessaloniki OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. J Xu vs G Barbero  1-0291985World Team ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Smyslov vs J Xu  1-0671985World Team ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. J Xu vs F Gobet  ½-½431985World Team ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Short vs J Xu  ½-½421985World Team ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. J Xu vs R Lau  1-0421985World Team ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
15. J Xu vs D Barbulescu  ½-½511985World Team ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
16. J Xu vs J Pinter  1-0551985World Team ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. J Seret vs J Xu  ½-½671985World Team ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. S Matthews vs J Xu 0-1411986Dubai OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. J Xu vs M Shadarevian  1-0521986Dubai OlympiadA50 Queen's Pawn Game
20. J Xu vs D H Campora  ½-½521986Dubai OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. I Abdelnabbi vs J Xu  ½-½141986Dubai OlympiadB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
22. Suba vs J Xu  1-0671986Dubai OlympiadD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
23. J Xu vs Granda Zuniga  1-0531986Dubai OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. Spassky vs J Xu  1-0411986Dubai OlympiadD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. R Mateo vs J Xu  0-1711986Dubai 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

Dec-07-07  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.
Jul-31-16  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 1983–2003, the 1987 3.3 Zonal Champion, the 1998 Champion of China Open; the 2000–2001 Champion of Asia, and was a 2002 Chess Olympiad member of Chinese team which came 5th in the final standings." (Wikipedia)

Jul-31-16  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)

Jul-31-16  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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