Bundesliga: Werder Bremen beats Baden-Baden

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BundesligaIn what was probably the strongest Bundesliga match ever, OSC Baden-Baden Saturday lost for the first time in more than three years, against their biggest rival Werder Bremen. The two teams are leading the standings, together with SG Solingen, with 20 points out of 11 matches. Games, photos and a video.

In the 10th round of the Schachbundesliga, Werder Bremen won 5-3 against Baden-Baden. It was the first loss in more than three years for the German champion. The match took place last Saturday at the Kongresshaus of the Stadthalle in Heidelberg, and match winners were Alexander Areshchenko and Michael Roiz who defeated Michael Adams and Arkadij Naiditsch respectively. All other matches ended in a draw. ICC Chess.FM's Macauley Peterson was in Heidelberg too this weekend and made the following video on the victory for the 'Green Shirts'.

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On Sunday Baden-Baden recovered and easily defeated Hamburger SK with 1.5-6.5. On board 1 Anand beat Kempinski with a nice combination. Shirov, Movsesian, Naiditsch and Heine Nielsen also scored full points. Werder Bremen did even better by crushing host club Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim 7.5-0.5. Winning 2.5-5.5 against SK Turm Emsdetten, SG Solingen managed to reach a shared first place together with Baden-Baden and Werder Bremen.

Bundesliga 2009 | Round 11 Standings
Bundesliga 2009-2010


Selection of games played last weekend



Game viewer by ChessTempo


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The venue, with Baden-Baden against Werder 'Green Shirts' Bremen



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The World Champion, scoring 1.5/2 this weekend...



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...including an easy draw with Black against Vugar Gashimov using fine, Archangelsk Ruy Lopez preparation



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Peter Svidler, another Baden-Baden top gun...



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...but it was Bremen's Michael Roiz, together with...



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...Alexander Areshchenko who decided the important match



Photos by Christian Bossert & Georgios Souleidis



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