I was in Saint Petersburg last week to play in the prestigious Russia vs. China chess match. The event has men and men sections of 5 players each and is played in both classical (5 games) and rapid sections (10 games). This year in the men section, Russia was on top, while in the women, China won. Overall, Russia defeated China overall with 77.5 vs. 72.5 and took the top prize. Full results can be found on Chess Blog and check out my classical game against Zhao Xue on Chess King. Read more…
Posts Tagged ‘Saint Petersburg’
July 9th, 2012
June 30th, 2012
Tomorrow July 1, the prestigious yearly chess match Russia vs. China will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, until July 9. Will play 5 men and 5 women, in both classical and rapid chess. For Russia, men: Tomashevsky, Jakovenko, Nepomniachtchi, Vitiugov, Matlakov, for women: Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Baira Kovanova. The full lists and regulations are here (Russian, English via Google Translate). A history of the Russia – China matches are here (Russian, English via Google Translate). The girls have been in training for the last week (see “locker room” photo). Several photos of the free day today spent visiting the beautiful park of Peterhof can be found below.