A traditional friendly match between national teams of Russia and China takes place in Ningbo (China) on July 13-21. It is a 5-5 single round robin system for both men and women teams.
Russian men team: Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Daniil Dubov, coach - Alexander Motylev.
Russian women team: Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Alexandra Goryachkina, Alina Kashlinskaya, coach - Sergey Rublevsky.
Chinese men team: Yu Yangyi (2724), Wei Yi (2703), Lu Shanglei (2580), Bu Xiangzhi (2681), Wang Chen (2531).
Chinese women team: Tan Zhongyi (2487), Huang Qian (2473), Shen Yang (2459), Lei Tingjie (2444), Ding Yixin (2434).
July 14th - blitz (3 minutes + 2 seconds increment)
July 15-17 and 19-20 - classical chess (90 minutes + 30 seconds increment)
July 18 - rest day
Total prize fund of the match - 50,000 USD.
The prize distrubution is $18,000 to the winner, $12,000 to the loser of men's match, and $12,000 to the winner, $8,000 to the loser of the women's match.
The winner is determined by score in classical chess. If the match is tied, the result of the blitz match serves as a tie-breaker.
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The head coach of the Russian men's team talks with Vladimir Barsky about the overall results of the match in Ningbo.
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The senior coach of the Russian women's team Sergei Rublevsky talks with Vladimir Barsky about the tasks that our team was up to during the friendly match against the Chinese team in Ningbo.