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China-Russia match in Qinhuangdao

The traditional friendly match between China and Russia is taking place from 26th May to 1st June in Qinhuangdao, China.

The match consists of one round of classical chess and two rounds of blitz.

China-Russia 2018

Team compositions:

Men

Russia: Maxim Matlakov (2704), Sanan Sjugirov (2663), Kirill Alekseenko (2625), Andrey Esipenko (2587), Alexey Sarana (2587), coach – Alexander Motylev.

China: Li Chao (2724), Lu Shanglei (2643), Zhou Jianchao (2624), Wen Yang (2581), Bai Jinshi (2579).

Women

Russia: Valentina Gunina (2526), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2496), Olga Girya (2465), Natalija Pogonina (2457), Polina Shuvalova (2416), coach – Sergei Rublevsky.

China: Shen Yang (2468), Ni Shiqun (2444), Huang Qian (2439), Xiao Yiyi (2345), Zhai Mo (2304).

Qinhuangdao is the eastern-most point of the Great Chinese Wall

Qinhuangdao is the eastern-most point of the Great Chinese Wall