OSG Baden-Baden German champion 2009/10

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OSG Baden-Baden German ChampionAfter a thrilling and very hard-fought season OSG Baden-Baden won the German championship. The Schachbundesliga was decided on round 14 when the four best teams played each other. Baden-Baden won against Mülheim with 4.5-3.5 and Bremen beat Solingen 5.5-2.5. The last round was a mere formality.

In that last round, Baden-Baden crushed Katernberg 7-1 to claim their fifth consecutive title in the highest German chess league for the best team of the last years, which is sponsored by GRENKELEASING AG. Werder Bremen finished second with just one match point less, while Solingen came third after an excellent season.

The fight against relegation was as exciting as the fight for the championship. SF Berlin saved the day with a 4-4 against their hardest rival Bayern Munich in the last round. Besides Munich, Heidelberg, Erfurt and the second team from Berlin, SK König Tegel, relegated to the second division.

According to the organizers, the season 2009/10 was a big success for the Schachbundesliga:

At every playing weekend 15,000 chess fans on average followed the live coverage on the internet and the novelty to publish some lineups in advance was very well accepted. For the season 2010/11, which starts at October 2010, the Schachbundesliga is planning further novelties in order to increase the attraction for all chess lovers.

Bundesliga 0910 | Final Standings
Bundesliga 0910 | Current Standings

Games & fragments from rounds 14-15

Game viewer by ChessTempo

Kristalsaal LA8 German Champion

Photos © Georgios Souleidis & Christian Bossert


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