Chengdu Pandas Survive Dallas Destiny

Chengdu Pandas Survive Dallas Destiny

Mar 14, 2018, 8:03 AM |

The Chengdu Pandas conceded a draw to the Dallas Destiny, but they still advanced to the next round of the PRO Chess League playoff due to better tiebreaks against the Dallas Destiny.

The Pandas again relied on their incredible due of GMs Yu Yangyi and Li Chao who scored 3/4 and 3.5/4 respectively. In contrast, the Pandas did not get many points from GM Ju Wenjun and Li Zhaoyang. They will probably need stronger play from their lower boards to win the PRO Chess League as many predicted them to do in their brackets.

One of the most exhilarating games in the match was this 116-move duel between IM Luke Harmon-Vellotti and Li Chao

2018 PRO Chess League | Playoffs Round 1 | Team vs Team

Pandas Destiny Conrad Holt Andrey Gorovets Luke Harmon-Vellotti Titas Stremavicius 8
Yu Yangyi 3
Li Chao 3.5
Ju Wenjun 1
Li Zhaoyang 0.5
8 2 2.5 2 1.5

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