Schachbundesliga Final Weekend

Schachbundesliga Final Weekend

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 10, 2010, 5:38 AM |
7 | Chess Event Coverage

The German chess league, the Schachbundesliga, is one of the the strongest team championships in the world.

The league season comes to its climax this weekend with two rounds to play and three teams still in contention for first place.

The current standings:


Team   W D L TP BP
1 OSG Baden-Baden  12 0 1 24 76.0
2 SG Solingen  12 0 1 24 66.0
3 Werder Bremen  10 3 0 23 67.5
4 SV Mülheim Nord  8 4 1 20 63.5
5 SV Wattenscheid 1930  7 2 4 16 55.5
6 Hamburger SK  7 1 5 15 57.0
7 SC 1950 Remagen  7 1 5 15 56.5
8 SC Eppingen  6 2 5 14 55.5
9 SK Turm Emsdetten  6 0 7 12 53.5
10 SG Trier  6 0 7 12 50.5
11 SF Katernberg  6 0 7 12 45.5
12 SF Berlin 1903  2 3 8 7 46.5
13 FC Bayern München  1 3 9 5 41.0
14 Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim  0 5 8 5 35.0
15 SK König Tegel  0 2 11 2 32.5
16 Erfurter SK  0 2 11 2 3.0

 

The key games over the weekend are Werder Bremen v SG Solingen, and OSG Baden Baden v SV Mülheim Nord, which both take place on Saturday.  Games start at 2pm local time (so are now underway!).  Live relay of the games can be found at the official site.

The players in these key matches are:

OSG Baden Baden SV Mulheim Nord
Shirov   Vachier-Lagrave
Bacrot  Tregubov
Adams  Fridman
Naiditsch  Golod
Vallejo Pons  Berelowitsch
Nisipeanu  Levin
Gustafsson  Hausrath
Dautov  Schebler


Werder Bremen   SG Solingen
Gashimov  Nikolic
McShane  Werle
Eljanov  Edouard
Fressinet  Jussupow
Areshchenko  Ragger
Nybäck  Ernst
Hracek  Naumann
Babula  Hoffmann
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