Schachbundesliga 2011/12

Schachbundesliga 2011/12

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 14, 2011, 11:25 AM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

bundesliga_logo_2010.gifThe 2011/12 season of the German chess league, the Schachbundesliga, starts today, with the opening 3 rounds taking place this weekend.

The Schachbundesliga is the strongest national chess league in the world, with some of the best players from all corners of the world competing for the 16 league teams.

The powerhouse team of the league are OSG Baden-Baden, who have won the title for the last six years straight! Their squad this year includes Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Peter Svidler, Paco Vallejo Pons, Michael Adams, Alexei Shirov, Etienne Bacrot and Arkadij Naiditsch.

The official website has a great live interface for following the games.  Today's first round is taking place right now, and rounds two and three will take place on Saturday and Sunday.  The 2011/12 league season concludes in April 2012.

The top players in the Schachbundesliga (July 2011 ratings):

Player (Elo) Team
Magnus Carlsen (2821) OSG Baden-Baden
Viswanathan Anand (2817) OSG Baden-Baden
Levon Aronian (2805) SF Berlin 
Vassily Ivanchuk (2768) SC Remagen
Vugar Gashimov (2760) Werder Bremen
Peter Svidler (2739) OSG Baden-Baden
Nikita Vitiugov (2733) SV Wattenscheid
Zoltan Almasi (2726) USV TU Dresden 
Francisco Vallejo Pons (2724) OSG Baden-Baden
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2722) SV Mülheim Nor
Michael Adams (2715) OSG Baden-Baden
Liem Le Quang (2715) Werder Bremen
Alexei Shirov (2714) OSG Baden-Baden
Baadur Jobava (2713) SC Hansa Dortmund
Etienne Bacrot (2710) OSG Baden-Baden
Zahar Efimenko (2706) Werder Bremen
Arkadij Naiditsch (2706) OSG Baden-Baden
Anish Giri (2701) SK Turm Emsdetten 
Sergei Movsesian (2700) OSG Baden-Baden
Laurent Fressinet (2698) Werder Bremen
Pavel Eljanov (2697) Werder Bremen
Ferenc Berkes (2696) SC Eppingen
Alexander Motylev (2685) SV Mülheim Nor
Radoslaw Wojtaszek (2683) Hamburger SK
Andrei Volokitin (2683) SF Katernberg
Alexander Areshchenko (2682) Werder Bremen
Vladimir Potkin (2682) SV Mülheim Nor
Peter-Heine Nielsen (2681) OSG Baden-Baden
Boris Grachev (2680) SV Mülheim Nor
Viktor Bologan (2678) SC Eppingen
Luke McShane (2671) Werder Bremen
Tigran Gharamian (2670) SC Remagen
Rustam Kasimdzhanov (2669) OSG Baden-Baden
Michael Roiz (2669) Werder Bremen
Pentala Harikrishna (2669) SC Eppingen
Daniel Fridman (2659) SV Mülheim Nor
Chanda Sandipan (2656) SG Solingen
Yuriy Kryvoruchko (2652) SF Katernberg 
Markus Ragger (2651) SG Solingen
Constantin Lupulescu (2650) SG Trier
Zoltan Gyimesi (2646) SC Eppingen
Csaba Balogh (2643) SC Eppingen
Evgeniy Najer (2643) SV Wattenscheid
Parimarjan Negi (2642) SF Katernberg 
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (2641) OSG Baden-Baden
Ivan Saric (2639) SV Hockenheim
Mircea Parligras (2636) SC Remagen
Kamil Miton (2635) SC Hansa Dortmund
Luka Lenic (2634) SV Hockenheim
Jan Gustafsson (2634) OSG Baden-Baden
Bartosz Socko (2631) USV TU Dresden 
Evgenij Miroshnichenko (2630) SV Hockenheim
Predrag Nikolic (2629) SG Solingen
Konstantin Landa (2628) SV Mülheim Nor
Jan Smeets (2628) SG Solingen
Tomi Nyback (2627) Werder Bremen
Ivan López Salgado (2626) Werder Bremen
Daniel Stellwagen (2625) SG Solingen
David Howell (2625) SG Trier
Zbynek Hracek (2624) Werder Bremen
Sergei Tiviakov (2623) SC Eppingen
Evgeny Postny (2618) SC Eppingen
Mikheil Mchedlishvili (2618) SK Turm Emsdetten 
Sergey Fedorchuk (2618) SC Remagen
Anatoli Karpov (2617) SV Hockenheim
Viktor Erdos (2613) SG Trier
Bartlomiej Macieja (2612) SV Wattenscheid
Mateusz Bartel (2611) SV Wattenscheid
Erwin L´Ami (2611) SG Solingen
Jon-Ludvig Hammer (2610) Werder Bremen
Peter Acs (2607) SC Eppingen
Grzegorz Gajewski (2607) USV TU Dresden 
Gawain Jones (2606) SC Remagen
Emanuel Berg (2604) SC Hansa Dortmund
Rustem Dautov (2603) OSG Baden-Baden
Pavel Tregubov (2602) SV Mülheim Nor
Sipke Ernst (2600) SG Solingen
Robert Kempinski (2600) Hamburger SK
Hrant Melkumyan (2600) SF Berlin

 

Some already completed games from the first round:

 

 

 

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