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Shanglei Lu
S Lu 
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Number of games in database: 609
Years covered: 2009 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2615 (2613 rapid, 2646 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641
Overall record: +158 -86 =261 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 104 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (87) 
    B90 B30 B51 B31 B27
 Caro-Kann (34) 
    B11 B10 B15
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C65 C67 C78 C91 C84
 French Defense (29) 
    C07 C15 C03 C02 C09
 Vienna Opening (23) 
    C26 C29 C25 C28
 King's Indian Attack (21) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (104) 
    B90 B51 B92 B76 B52
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B92 B97 B96 B91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D39 D35 D31 D30 D36
 Catalan (21) 
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D44 D45 D43
 Dutch Defense (18) 
    A88 A81 A85 A87 A86
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Kobalia vs S Lu, 2015 0-1
   C Aravindh vs S Lu, 2016 0-1
   O Nigmatov vs S Lu, 2016 0-1
   Ganguly vs S Lu, 2017 0-1
   S Lu vs I Sokolov, 2014 1-0
   S Lu vs M Nubairshah Shaikh, 2015 1-0
   Wei Yi vs S Lu, 2014 1/2-1/2
   S Lu vs J van Foreest, 2015 1-0
   S Lu vs H Wang, 2015 1-0
   Li Shilong vs S Lu, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Golden Sands (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Chinese Championship (2020)
   Chinese Championship (2017)
   Aeroflot Open (2015)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2017)
   Asian Continental Championship (2016)
   Longtou Cup (2019)
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Chinese Chess League (2017)
   Chinese Chess League (2016)
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   Chinese Team Championship (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Chess World Cup 2015 by Penguincw

   🏆 The Chinese League
   S Lu vs Y Wan (Jun-17-23) 1/2-1/2
   H Ni vs S Lu (Jun-16-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Lu vs Y Wang (Jun-15-23) 1/2-1/2
   Yan Liu vs S Lu (Jun-13-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Lu vs X Xu (Jun-12-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-10-1995, 28 years old) China
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IM (2011); Grandmaster (2011). Lu Shanglei achieved the necessary GM norms at the 10th Asian Individual Championships (2011) (his 6/9 counting as a 20 game norm) in May 2011, and at the 2nd Chairman Prospero A. Pichay tournament in the Philippines in June 2011. While he came =7th in the 12 player round robin Chinese Chess Championships (2012) with 5/11, this was good enough to add rating points to his resume and move up the national rankings by several places. In May and June 2012, he scored 6/9 in both the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012) and the Albena Open (2012), and then won the powerful Golden Sands (2012) outright with 7.5/9. In March 2013, he placed outright 2nd at the HD Bank Open with 7/9. In October 2014, he won the World Junior Championship (2014) with 10/13 ahead of runner up and compatriot GM Wei Yi, and number one seed, Russian GM Vladimir Fedoseev, both of whom scored 9.5/13. Lu Shanglei's win qualified him to compete in the World Cup (2015) where he pulled off upsets by defeating Alexander Moiseenko in the first round and Wang Hao in the second round. Lu then lost to former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov in the third round tiebreaker to be eliminated from the event.

Photo from May 2011:

Wikipedia article: Lu Shanglei

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 609  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Le Quang Liem vs S Lu  1-0432009XingQiu OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Y Wen vs S Lu  0-15320109th Asian ContinentalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. S Lu vs T Dao  ½-½4520109th Asian ContinentalB54 Sicilian
4. D Laylo vs S Lu  ½-½3420109th Asian ContinentalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. S Lu vs Toufighi  0-14820109th Asian ContinentalC15 French, Winawer
6. R Dableo vs S Lu  ½-½4520109th Asian ContinentalA04 Reti Opening
7. S Lu vs E Torre  ½-½5420109th Asian ContinentalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. Hoang Thong Tu vs S Lu  ½-½3020109th Asian ContinentalB20 Sicilian
9. S Lu vs N Das  1-04920109th Asian ContinentalC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. A Golizadeh vs S Lu  1-03920109th Asian ContinentalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. S Lu vs C Li  ½-½442010Chinese ChampionshipB54 Sicilian
12. Z Zhang vs S Lu  ½-½372010Chinese ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. S Lu vs H Ni  1-0402010Chinese ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
14. S Lu vs J Zhou  0-1432010Chinese ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
15. X Bu vs S Lu 1-0302010Chinese ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. S Lu vs W Zhou 0-1252010Chinese ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
17. H Wang vs S Lu  1-0382010Chinese ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. S Lu vs Ding Liren  0-1492010Chinese ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
19. Li Shilong vs S Lu  0-1492010Chinese ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. S Lu vs Ji Dan  1-0432010Chinese ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Y Hou vs S Lu  0-1532010Chinese ChampionshipC10 French
22. C Zeng vs S Lu  ½-½542010TCh-CHND11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Motylev vs S Lu  1-0702010TCh-CHNB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. G Mammadova vs S Lu  0-1632011Aeroflot Open BB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
25. S Lu vs X Bu  ½-½312011FIDE Zonal 3.5C29 Vienna Gambit
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 609  PGN Download
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Jun-12-12  blade2012: Congrats to Lu Shanglei, sole winner in 1st Golden Sands Open, Bulgaria. In the last round he beated Akopian!


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  ketchuplover: Down goes Carlsen!!!!!!!!
Jul-23-14  zanzibar: Photograph link is stale.

FIDE card gives birthplace as Liaoning, CHN.

(China's a big place).

Jul-23-14  notyetagm: Lu Shanglei

<ketchuplover: Down goes Carlsen!!!!!!!!>

The only(!) game Carlsen lost at the FIDE World Blitz Championship (2014):

Lu Shanglei vs Carlsen, 2014

Carlsen was an *incredible* <+14 -1(!) =6>.

Oct-19-14  TITIKIZA: Junior world champion 2014
Oct-19-14  sonia91: Congrats on winning World Junior Championship :)
Oct-19-14  Strongest Force: I just saw the blitz-spanking Lu gave to the world champ. This youngster should have his picture put up here.
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  Penguincw: Congratz to Lu Shanglei for winning the World Junior Championship (2014) with a score of 10/13 (+7,-0,=6), half a point ahead of Fedoseev, Duda and compatriot Wei Yi.

This tournament has gained him not only a whopping 33.2 rating points to a career high 2566, but I believe he clinches a spot in the 2015 World Cup.

Oct-20-14  twinlark: Congratulations to Lu Shanglei in winning the World Junior. It does indeed qualify him to compete in the World Cup next year.
Oct-21-14  Fiona Macleod: This guy is a world champion material.
Oct-21-14  sonia91: Interviewed by India Times, he said he was thinking of giving up on chess and going to university, but now this result gives him the confidence to continue playing chess:
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Lu Shanglei for winning the "Albena blitz 2015". He entered as the highest rated blitz player at 2781, and proved it, by scoring 9/11 (+9,-2,=0) and winning it, ahead of 2 other guys on tiebreaks.
Jun-22-15  sonia91: He also won the Golden Sands Blitz:

It seems he is a strong blitz player, it's remarkable also his 2nd place at Aeroflot blitz 2015:

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  Penguincw: I love how he wins it with the same score both times, in the same country...
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to Lu Shanglei! He didn't have too great of a birthday though, as he lost to Ding Liren in 20 moves. :| The day before that (R7, Thursday, which I believe is Jul 10th there), he drew Bu Xiangzhi.
Sep-15-15  ambongtumbong: congrats Lu.. onward to the 3rd round of World Cup.. not an easy task to beat your compatriot Wang Hao on the 2nd round.
Sep-17-15  AzingaBonzer: Lu drew with Topalov after the latter blundered a winning advantage. One down, one to go, then on to the rapids.
Sep-18-15  AzingaBonzer: Lu has survived the classical games. On to tiebreaks.
Sep-18-15  Whitemouse: Lu is impressive. Topalov has more than 200 points higher in rating.
Sep-18-15  AzingaBonzer: True, but Lu is probably underrated. I'd estimate his true playing strength to be somewhere between 2650 and 2700.
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  Chessgames Bookie: If anyone's looking for a bet on who will the Topalov - Lu Shanglei tiebreak match, try here: World Cup R3,Tiebreaks: Topalov - Lu Shanglei.

Or some other bets: ChessBookie Game.

- Penguin

Jul-10-18  JPi: I have wonderful memories of Lu Shanglei when he came at Niigata Chess event. Very humble as all Chinese players team enjoying a lot these few days in Japan. No doubt from all members of Niigata Chess event these few words "Happy birthday Lu Shanglei!".
Jan-27-19  Alexandro: Is he still playing chess? In 2017 are dated his last games and nothing in 2018.
Jan-27-19  login:

He recently particpated in the '1st Binhai Cup, CHN' (25 Dec - 2 Jan 2019)




May-13-21  Albertan: Lu leads 2021 Chinese Chess Championship after 6 rounds

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