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Zhang Pengxiang
Zhang Pengxiang 
Number of games in database: 296
Years covered: 1996 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2564 (2579 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2649

Overall record: +91 -71 =117 (53.6%)*
   * 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 (56) 
    B40 B33 B91 B54 B47
 Scotch Game (14) 
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B12 B13 B14 B17
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A45 D01 D02
 Slav (10) 
    D10 D14 D15 D13
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B47 B45 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B30 B32 B45 B40 B29
 Slav (32) 
    D11 D15 D10 D16 D17
 French Defense (30) 
    C18 C04 C05 C02 C00
 French Tarrasch (14) 
    C04 C05 C03
 French Winawer (10) 
    C18 C17
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B45 B48 B47 B46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Seirawan, 2003 1-0
   Karpov vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2001 0-1
   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 Karpov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Zhang Pengxiang vs S Sale, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Zhang Pengxiang vs M Paragua, 2004 1/2-1/2
   Karpov vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Xu Hanbing vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2005 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)

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

   🏆 TCh-CHN
   Wang Hao vs Zhang Pengxiang (Dec-11-15) 1-0
   Zhang Pengxiang vs Ni Hua (Dec-10-15) 1-0
   Zhang Pengxiang vs J 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, 39 years old) China
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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 296  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zhang Pengxiang vs Smirin  0-1531996Lee Cup 3rdB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. Zhang Pengxiang vs Aronian 1-0421999Wch U20B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Kasimdzhanov vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-0631999Wch U20A52 Budapest Gambit
4. Zhang Pengxiang vs Wenliang  ½-½391999BudapestB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. Zhang Pengxiang vs G Sargissian  ½-½462000Wch U20B12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. Jobava vs Zhang Pengxiang 1-0432000Wch U20D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. M Al Sayed vs Zhang Pengxiang  0-1462000World JuniorC17 French, Winawer, Advance
8. Zhang Pengxiang vs A Simutowe  1-0622000World JuniorB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
9. Z Izoria vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-0402000World JuniorA65 Benoni, 6.e4
10. Zhang Pengxiang vs K Haznedaroglu  1-0312000World JuniorB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. Akobian vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-0472000World JuniorA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
12. Zhang Pengxiang vs O Wegener  1-0342000World JuniorB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
13. D Bunzmann vs Zhang Pengxiang  ½-½412000World JuniorE10 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Zhang Pengxiang vs E Berg  0-1402000World JuniorC00 French Defense
15. S Fedorchuk vs Zhang Pengxiang  ½-½622000World JuniorC05 French, Tarrasch
16. Zhang Pengxiang vs G Mateuta  1-0302000World JuniorB06 Robatsch
17. M Senff vs Zhang Pengxiang  ½-½382000World JuniorC18 French, Winawer
18. H Hamdouchi vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-0572000Cap d'Agde-AC05 French, Tarrasch
19. Tkachiev vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-0732000Cap d'Agde-AA36 English
20. Zhang Pengxiang vs Karpov  0-1732000Cap d'Agde-AC42 Petrov Defense
21. P Tregubov vs Zhang Pengxiang  0-1552000Cap d'Agde-AA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
22. Zhang Pengxiang vs Bologan 1-0322000Cap d'Agde-AA00 Uncommon Opening
23. Bacrot vs Zhang Pengxiang ½-½792000Cap d'Agde-AA57 Benko Gambit
24. Zhang Pengxiang vs Joel Benjamin 0-1222000Cap d'Agde-AA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Yao Jun vs Zhang Pengxiang  0-1302001TCh-CHN MenB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 296  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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