England – China Chess Match

Liverpool, 4-9 September

The chess teams of China and UK will play a match from 4th to 9th of September in St. Georges Hall, Concert Room, Liverpool, UK. The format of the match will be a Scheveningen for the first six boards (each player meets all six opponents once); and similar for the women’s boards (each to play both opponents three times). Here are the two teams:


GM Michael Adams 2724

GM Nigel Short 2683

GM Jonathan Rowson 2599

GM Luke McShane 2592

GM Nick Pert 2536

GM Gawain Jones 2526

GM David Howell 2519

WGM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant 2419

IM Jovanka Houska 2401


GM Bu Xiangzhi 2685

GM Wang Yue 2696

GM Ni Hua 2681

GM Zhang Pengxiang 2649

GM Wang Hao 2619

WGM Hou Yifan 2523

WGM Zhao Xue 2500

WGM Shen Yang 2439

UK average age is 29 and the average ELO is 2551. China’s average age is 20 and the average ELO is 2571.

The official site of the event is

Michael Adams

Mtel Masters participant Michael Adams


16 years old David Howell

Bu Xiangzhi 1

Bu Xiangzhi

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