The traditional match between the national chess teams of Russia and China starts in Moscow. The opening ceremony of the friendship tournament, which was established in 2001, was held on 10 June 2016 at the Botvinnik Central House of Chess (14/1 Gogolevski Boulevard).
Game dates: June 11-15. Games will begin at 3pm Moscow time. The match will be held on 10 boards (5 men and 5 women), according to the Scheveningen system. The team with the most points will be declared the winner.
Live games will be daily on Chessdom.com starting at 15:00 CET with the TCEC engines analysis by Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini. Currently these engines are participating in the Top Chess Engine Championship that you can follow here.
Russian National Teams
Men: Ian Nepomniachtchi, Dmitry Jakovenko, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Andreikin and Maxim Matlakov. Coaches: Alexander Motylev and Vladimir Potkin.
Women: Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alexandra Goryachkina, and Kateryna Lagno. Coaches: Sergei Rublevsky and Alexander Ryazantsev.
Chinese National Teams
Men: Wang Yue, Yu Yangyi, Lu Shanglei, Wen Yang and Zhou Jianchao. Coach: Yu Shaoten.
Women: Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Guo Qi, Ding Yixin, and Lei Tingjie. Coach: Yu Shaoten.