China vs India friendly match

China vs India friendly match

This 32-game match spread over eight rounds at four a day will see each Indian player taken on his Chinese counterpart twice, once with white pieces and once with black pieces.

In the Indian line up are Krishnan Sasikiran, M.R. Lalith Babu, B. Adhiban and national champion S.P. Sethuraman.

The Chinese are fielding Ding Liren, Wang Chen, Wei Yi and Zhou Jianchao. On paper the teams look level.

India and China are major rivals in chess. In the 2012 Asian Nations Cup held at Zaozhuang, China won the title but the clash against India was entertaining. There was blood on all four boards. India won both its two white boards and China reciprocated the same for a 2-2 score. All four games were decisive.

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Chinese Team

Ding Liren

GM Ding Liren

Wei Yi

GM Wei Yi

Zhou Jianchao

GM Zhou Jianchao

Wang Chen

IM Wang Chen

India Team

K Sasikiran

GM K Sasikiran

SP Sethuraman

GM S P Sethuraman

B Adhiban

GM B Adhiban

MR Lalith Babu

GM M R Lalith Babu

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