Bundesliga Finale This Weekend

Bundesliga Finale This Weekend

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 14, 2012, 12:06 AM |
2 | Chess Event Coverage

bundesliga_logo_2010.gifThis weekend sees the final two rounds of the 2011/12 season of the strongest chess league in the world, the German Bundesliga.

Leaders Baden-Baden look set to claim a remarkable seventh league title in a row after narrowly defeating nearest rivals Werder Bremen 4½-3½ in the last weekend of games.  They now need only one match win from their final two matches against Eppingen and Hockenheim.

Depending on their availability Baden-Baden can pick from Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Peter Svidler, Paco Vallejo Pons, Mickey Adams, Alexei Shirov, Etienne Bacrot and many more.

[UPDATE- Vishy Anand is on board 1 for Baden-Baden today, with black against Sergey Tiviakov]

The 14th round is on Saturday at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC), followed by the 15th (and final) round on Sunday at 10:00 (08:00 UTC). All games can be followed at the official website's excellent live interface.

The current standings (MP=Match points, BP=Board points):

Team  W D L MP BP
1  OSG Baden-Baden  12 0 1 24 69.5
2  Werder Bremen  10 1 2 21 66.0
3  SC Eppingen  9 2 2 20 60.5
4  SG Solingen  9 1 3 19 61.5
5  SF Katernberg  7 1 5 15 50.5
6  SV Wattenscheid 1930  6 2 5 14 54.5
7  SV 1930 Hockenheim  5 4 4 14 54.0
8  SG Trier  6 1 6 13 55.5
9  SF Berlin 1903  5 3 5 13 50.0
10  SV Mülheim Nord  5 2 6 12 53.0
11  SK Turm Emsdetten  4 2 7 10 47.0
12  Hamburger SK  4 2 7 10 46.5
13  SK König Tegel  3 1 9 7 39.5
14  USV TU Dresden  3 0 10 6 42.5
15  SC Hansa Dortmund  1 4 8 6 38.0
16  SC 1950 Remagen  1 2 10 4 43.5

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Mickey Adams' crucial win for Baden-Baden gave them a 4½-3½ victory over Werder Bremen in round 12:

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