Bundesliga starts, with new live portal

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BundesligaTomorrow the new Schachbundesliga season takes off with three encounters of the 7th round and the regular first two rounds on Saturday and Sunday at the venues Baden-Baden, Bremen, Wattenscheid and Aue. The Bundesliga also presents a novelty: all games are presented within a new designed live portal with some really nice features.

The season starts with some top games in Baden-Baden. The four teams involved at this venue present 27 grandmasters and some really interesting faces and players. The top match of the weekend takes place between Baden-Baden and Solingen on Saturday.

The runner-up Bremen welcomes at home the teams of Delmenhorst, Hamburg and Berlin. Bremen is theoretically the only serious contender of Baden-Baden and odds-on favourite this first weekend.

In Wattenscheid, a part of the city of Bochum, the home team welcomes the teams of Emsdetten, Trier and Griesheim. Here some interesting young players can be expected. Wattenscheid is playing with the youngest German grandmaster Sebastian Bogner, and Emsdetten will probably be playing with young Dutch prodigy Anish Giri.

At the venue Aue, a city located in the far east of Germany, the teams of Nickelhütte Aue, Bayern München, Katernberg and Mülheim will meet for their matches. Aue, who promoted to the first Schachbundesliga last year, is one of the underdogs in the league.

Like last season the Schachbundesliga publishes the lineups of the teams that are playing at the Baden-Baden venue. This weekend's pairings are as follows:

7th round: Friday, 8th of October 2010, 4pm* Werder Bremen - Delmenhorster SK SV Wattenscheid - SK Turm Emsdetten ESV Nickelhütte Aue - FC Bayern München

1st round: Saturday, 9th of October 2010, 2 pm

Playing venue Baden-Baden

       OSG Baden-Baden                 SG Solingen       
1     Peter Svidler           2731    Chanda Sandipan      2641
2     Sergei Movsesian        2723    Jan Werle            2574
3     Etienne Bacrot          2716    Predrag Nikolic      2597
4     Michael Adams           2728    Markus Ragger        2628
5     Francisco Vallejo Pons  2697    Romain Edouard       2636
6     Arkadij Naiditsch       2674    Artur Jussupow       2589
7     Jan Gustafsson          2646    Sipke Ernst          2587
8     Philipp Schlosser       2574    Alexander Naumann    2544

SC Eppingen SC Remagen 1 Evgeny Postny 2595 Tigran Gharamian 2658 2 Zoltan Gyimesi 2595 Mircea Parligras 2601 3 Falko Bindrich 2507 Jean-Marc Degraeve 2561 4 Arik Braun 2538 Alexandre Dgebuadze 2524 5 Robert Ruck 2555 Benjamin Bok 2453 6 Namig Guliyev 2510 Bart Michiels 2459 7 Zoltan Medvegy 2531 Petar Popovic 2495 8 Elisabeth Pähtz 2467 Jens Kipper 2394


Playing venue Bremen

Werder Bremen - Hamburger SK Delmenhorster SK - SF Berlin

Playing venue Wattenscheid SV Wattenscheid - SG Trier SK Turm Emsdetten - SV Griesheim

Playing venue Aue

ESV Nickelhütte Aue - SV Mülheim Nord FC Bayern München - SF Katernberg

2nd round: Sunday, 10th of October 2010, 10 am

Plaiyng venue Baden-Baden

      SG Solingen                     SC Eppingen       
1     Chanda Sandipan         2641    Evgeny Postny           2595
2     Jan Werle               2574    Zoltan Gyimesi          2595
3     Predrag Nikolic         2597    Falko Bindrich          2507
4     Markus Ragger           2628    Arik Braun              2538
5     Romain Edouard          2636    Robert Ruck             2555
6     Artur Jussupow          2589    Namig Guliyev           2510
7     Sipke Ernst             2587    Zoltan Medvegy          2531
8     Alexander Naumann       2544    Elisabeth Pähtz         2467

SC Remagen OSG Baden-Baden 1 Tigran Gharamian 2658 Peter Svidler 2731 2 Mircea Parligras 2601 Sergei Movsesian 2723 3 Jean-Marc Degraeve 2561 Etienne Bacrot 2716 4 Alexandre Dgebuadze 2524 Michael Adams 2728 5 Benjamin Bok 2453 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2697 6 Bart Michiels 2459 Arkadij Naiditsch 2674 7 Petar Popovic 2495 Jan Gustafsson 2646 8 Jens Kipper 2394 Philipp Schlosser 2574


Playing venue Bremen

Hamburger SK - Delmenhorster SK SF Berlin - Werder Bremen

Playing venue Wattenscheid

SG Trier - SK Turm Emsdetten SV Griesheim - SV Wattenscheid

Playing venue Aue

SV Mülheim Nord - FC Bayern München SF Katernberg - ESV Nickelhütte Aue

Live coverage All games of the Schachbundesliga are covered live on the Internet. This season the games are presented within a new live portal. Its possible to follow any game just by one click and all games are analyzed by a strong engine. It's also possible to register for a chat and to communicate with other users. And it's possible to download all games by one click.

*In the 7th round the matches between the travel partners take place. This round is played throughout the first half of the season.

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