2nd Taiyuan
Chess Match
Final Standings: 
1. Harikrishna, P g IND 2645 8.5, 2. Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2675 7.5, 3. Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2632 6.5 4. Wang Yue g CHN 2576 6.5, 5.Ni Hua g CHN 2629 6.0, 6.Petrosian, Tigran L g ARM
2581 5.5, 7.Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2645 5.5, 8. Zhang Pengxiang g CHN 2616 5.0, 9. Wang Hao CHN 2512 4.5, 10. Zhang Zhong g CHN 2608 4.5, 11. Zhao Xue wg CHN 2470 3.0, 12. McShane, Luke J g ENG 2625 3.0


The 2nd Taiyuan Chess Match took place in Taiyuan, China 9th-20th July 2005.

Participants: 1 Alexander Motylev g RUS 2675, 2 Karjakin Sergey g UKR 2645, 3 Pentala Harikrishna g IND 2645, 4 Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2632, 5 Ni Hua g CHN 2629, 6 Luke J. McShane g ENG 2625, 7 Zhang Pengxiang g CHN 2616, 8 Zhang Zhong g CHN 2608, 9 Tigran L. Petrosian g ARM 2581, 10 Wang Yue g CHN 2576, 11 Wang Hao CHN 2512, 12 Zhao Xue wg CHN 2470. 12 player all-play-all. Average elo 2601, average age 19.25.

This was the strongest match of the year so far in Asia and Only girl player was WGM Zhao Xue who had lowest ranking and had tough time ahead. The prize was 18000$.

There was a special rule in place at this match: the match draw offers are not allowed befor 30th move, only technical draws may be given by the arbiter, otherwise pay a fine 200$.

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