2014 International Star Mixed Pair Tournament in Chengdu, Angela Merkel in the city

The 2014 International Star Mixed Pair Chess Tournament takes place from 5th to 9th July 2014 in the city of Chengdu, China.
The event will be played in a 5-round format. The teams are paired as follows:
GM Nigel Short & GM Hou Yifan,
GM Yasser Seirawan & GM Zhou Chen
GM Artur Jussupow & GM Maia Chiburdanidze
GM Ye Jiangchuan & IM Alisa Maric
GM Yu Shaoteng, GM Xu Yuhua
GM Xie Jun & WGM Liu Shilan

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel also in Chengdu at the day of the opening ceremony

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The tandem GM Hou Yifan and GM Nigel Short chose starting number №3

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IM Alisa Maric, former Serbian Minister of Youth and Sport, among her Chinese colleagues

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