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Pengxiang Zhang
P Zhang 
Number of games in database: 320
Years covered: 1996 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2564 (2579 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2649

Overall record: +98 -74 =122 (54.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 26 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B40 B54 B91 B31 B33
 Scotch Game (15) 
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B13 B14 B17
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A45 D01 D02
 Slav (10) 
    D10 D14 D13 D15
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B47 B45 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B32 B30 B45 B40 B29
 Slav (35) 
    D11 D15 D10 D16 D12
 French Defense (33) 
    C18 C04 C05 C02 C00
 French Tarrasch (16) 
    C04 C05 C03
 Sicilian Taimanov (11) 
    B45 B48 B46 B47
 French Winawer (11) 
    C18 C19 C17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Seirawan, 2003 1-0
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Chen Xueshen, 2005 1-0
   Karpov vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2001 0-1
   Rublevsky vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2001 0-1
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Karpov, 2001 1-0
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Karpov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Karjakin, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Zhang Pengxiang vs S Sale, 2005 1/2-1/2
   M Al Sayed vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2000 0-1
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Aronian, 1999 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   UK vs China Match (2007)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Ruy Lopez Chess Festival (2008)
   2nd Sanjin Hotel Cup (2005)
   Russia - China Match (2007)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   World Team Championship (2005)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Lee Cup 3rd (1996)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)

   🏆 Chinese Team Championship
   H Wang vs P Zhang (Dec-11-15) 1-0
   P Zhang vs H Ni (Dec-10-15) 1-0
   P Zhang vs J Bai (Dec-08-15) 0-1
   S Lu vs P Zhang (Oct-30-15) 1/2-1/2
   P Zhang vs Wei Yi (Oct-29-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-29-1980, 42 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 14; games 1-25 of 339  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Zhang vs M Durao  1-0261996Lee Cup 3rdB32 Sicilian
2. M Gamsa vs P Zhang  1-0291996Lee Cup 3rdA07 King's Indian Attack
3. W Zhang vs P Zhang  1-0541996Lee Cup 3rdB10 Caro-Kann
4. P Wang vs P Zhang  1-0561996Lee Cup 3rdC05 French, Tarrasch
5. P Zhang vs X Peng  ½-½431996Lee Cup 3rdC78 Ruy Lopez
6. P Zhang vs Smirin  0-1531996Lee Cup 3rdB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. H Hoose vs P Zhang  0-1451996Lee Cup 3rdC19 French, Winawer, Advance
8. P Zhang vs Y Tong  0-1321996Lee Cup 3rdB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. Kuang Yinghui vs P Zhang  ½-½431996Lee Cup 3rdC05 French, Tarrasch
10. P Zhang vs Xia Yu  1-0561996Lee Cup 3rdC05 French, Tarrasch
11. R Wang vs P Zhang  0-1401996Lee Cup 3rdD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
12. P Zhang vs T Dovramadjiev  ½-½711999World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
13. O Budnikov vs P Zhang  0-1761999World Junior ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
14. P Zhang vs S Smetankin  1-0351999World Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
15. D Arutinian vs P Zhang  0-1311999World Junior ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
16. K Asrian vs P Zhang  ½-½901999World Junior ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
17. P Zhang vs Aronian 1-0421999World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. P Zhang vs A Galkin  0-1671999World Junior ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
19. D Svetushkin vs P Zhang  0-1441999World Junior ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
20. P Zhang vs A Naumann  0-1351999World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. M Mchedlishvili vs P Zhang  0-1381999World Junior ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Kasimdzhanov vs P Zhang  1-0631999World Junior ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
23. P Zhang vs A Gershon  ½-½451999World Junior ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
24. J M Lopez Martinez vs P Zhang  0-1311999World Junior ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
25. P Zhang vs Wenliang  ½-½391999BudapestB02 Alekhine's Defense
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 339  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

Apr-14-08  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.
Jun-29-10  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.
Nov-27-11  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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