Chengdu Pandas Are Pacific Division Champions

Chengdu Pandas Are Pacific Division Champions

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Mar 21, 2018, 9:12 PM |
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The Chengdu Pandas became the second PRO Chess League team to win their division after qualifying for the 2018 season. The other similarly victorious team was the Armenia Eagles.

This was a tight match with the Australia Kangaroos actually holding a narrow half-point lead for much of the match. The Pandas' powerful boards one and underperformed early, but they delivered big in the final round winning two vital and beautiful games to elevate their team to the championship and a final weekend trip to San Francisco.

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2013 world junior champion and China's #2 won a beautiful king and pawn ending!

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Three-time Chinese champion Ni Hua stylishly scored the point when it counted.

2018 PRO Chess League | Pacific Division Championship | Chengdu Pandas vs Australia Kangaroos

Pandas Kangaroos Alexey Sarana Anton Smirnov Temur Kuybokarov Brandon Clarke 7
Yu Yangyi 3
Ni Hua 3
Xu Xiangyu 2.5
Chu Ruotong 0.5
9 2 1.5 1.5 2

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