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Bundesliga 2012/13 Opening Weekend

  • SonofPearl
  • on 10/25/12, 12:14 PM.

bundesliga_logo_2010.gifThe opening two rounds of the 2012/13 German Chess League took place last weekend.

The Schachbundesliga is arguably the strongest national chess league in the world, with 271 top players from 31 countries competing for the 16 league teams.

The winners for the last 7 years OSG Baden-Baden got off to a good start by winning both their matches. They defeated Hamburger SK 5½-2½ in the first round and SK Norderstedt 7½-½.

Winning games from Etienne Bacrot, Paco Vallejo Pons, Liviu Dieter-Nisipeanu and Arkadij Naiditsch are below.

SG Solingen, SV Wattenscheid and Wiesbadener SV also started with two match victories.

The standings after two rounds

# Name MP
1 OSG Baden-Baden 4
2 SG Solingen 4
3 SV Wattenscheid 4
4 Wiesbadener SV 4
5 SF Katernberg 3
6 SG Trier 3
7 Turm Emsdetten 2
8 Muelheim Nord 2
9 Werder Bremen 2
10 SC Eppingen 2
11 Hamburger SK 1
12 SV 1930 Hockenheim 1
13 SF Berlin 0
14 SK Norderstedt 0
15 SV Griesheim 0
16 SC Forchheim 0

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The third and fourth rounds will take place on the weekend of 10/11 November.  The official website has a great live interface for following the games.  The 2012/13 league season concludes in April 2013.

Games via TWIC.

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  • 20 months ago

    Kalmarknekt

    Its a ridiculous that serious chessplayer at this level even bring a phone with them at a match. Its even moore ridiculous that he has a chessapp on that phone. Even a dumbass chessplayer as me knows that this will bring  suspicion on me as a chessplayer.
    Just keep rules simple and ban phones while playing. In any competition what so ever, they found epo in our pocket and U say... "Hey I just had it on me didnt take any!" You still will be convicted as cheater and banned from that sport/event for a lot of years!!!

  • 21 months ago

    mcireni

    I think a professor in one article made an interesting suggestion: practically the phone could be put in a little plastic bag provided by the organizer, with the battery out of the phone, and then the phones can be both placed on the side of the chessboard, so both players can keep them under their eyes.

  • 21 months ago

    RS_Coulter

    Cycling is clearly fighting, and the problem is a lot more difficult there. In chess otb competition, the solution is much simpler, at least when it comes to these electronic issues: just ban all electronic devices from the hall, and scan every single person who enters the hall. If riders can put up with having to tell WADA their whereabouts at all times and having to give blood and urine samples on a regular basis, then surely professional chess players should be able (and willing) to abide such trivial things as being scanned and handing over their phones etc for the duration of a match, yes?

  • 21 months ago

    niklai

    Great game for Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu

  • 21 months ago

    mcireni

    @ruralbob the key-phrase you missed reading was: "as the article says..." I didn't compare anything. You can read it for yourself at chessvibe.

    However, I'm noticing that someone tampered this chess.com article, because before there was a citation of Bildrich's cheating and chessvibe link, and now it disappeared.(I guess that is supporting even more the fact that chess cannot be considered a serious sport, if even the articles are censored. Luckily we are not in China, otherwise the entire Internet would be blocked!)

    However there is a big difference between chess and cycling. In cycling if you get steroids, you don't become superman, you still have to train 8 hours a day, follow a diet and so on. In chess a 1100 player could win a GM, just having a better hardware and software. That 1100 player wouldn't have to train as hard a GMs or competitive players do.

  • 21 months ago

    mcireni

    @Polar_Bear

    Yeah, I saw Bindrich trying to dismount the accusation of cheating, which proves he is a cheater! The Arbiter asked to see his phone, and consequently his chess app, not the photos he sent to his gf, or trying to copy his work data.

    Bindrich admits that there were the analysis of the previous game, but how do we know his phone is not connected to a computer outside the playing hall? Surely it is not difficult to do today.

    I believe it is very important to solve this issue as soon as possible, because as the article says in cycling they are losing sponsors because of cheating, and it will happen also to chess, once the sponsors understands that to become a GM one just need an Android phone and the last version of stockfish.

  • 21 months ago

    Polar_Bear

    Something important is missing in the article.

  • 21 months ago

    FromAtoZ

    So Janosik was accused of cheating. The response he gave (according to the Chess Vibes article) was, in my opinion, not very convincing. He refused to hand over his phone because he was protecting his "private data". If that is really the case, then why didnt they just go to a private room where the arbiter can inspect his phone. He also said that his phone did contain a chess application that has an analysis he did on a previous similar game.

  • 21 months ago

    TheMagicianPaul

    I hope that Aronian, Carlsen and Anand play the next time

  • 21 months ago

    mcireni

    Chess is not serious enough as sport, and will not be taken seriously by sponsors either, if TD and FIDE don't start to apply some strong rules against these cheaters. Bindrich should be stripped of the title and banned for a 5 years period. It seems that Bindrich was cheating also on another chess site and Nakamura (and even Kasparov) complained against him. Not taking any action, will definitely damage chess.

  • 21 months ago

    averell_dalton

    didn't Vallejo retire?

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