Showdown in Baden-Baden

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BundesligaOn April 9th and 10th the 14th and 15th round of the Schachbundesliga will be held. The fight for the title will take place in Baden-Baden where the German champion faces its strongest rival, Werder Bremen. As always, you can follow all games live on the internet.

The red carpet is rolled out in Baden-Baden. The German champion awaits its toughest rival to fight for the title in the Schachbundesliga. In the 14th round the best German teams meet each other in what is traditionally the top match of the season.

Both teams will compete with nearly their strongest line-up. Chess fans can await a hard-fought battle between the two teams, which consists only of players in the top 100 of the world rankings.

Theoretically speaking the team of SC Eppingen also has chances to win the title but they will compete in Baden-Baden with a weakened formation. Take a look at the crucial pairings concerning the fight for the title in the highest German chess league:

14th round: Saturday, 9th of April 2011, 2pm
# OSC Baden-Baden Rating Werder Bremen Rating
1 Alexei Shirov 2749 Pavel Eljanov 2761
2 Peter Svidler 2731 Vugar Gashimov 2719
3 Sergei Movsesian 2723 Zahar Efimenko 2683
4 Etienne Bacrot 2716 Laurent Fressinet 2718
5 Michael Adams 2728 Luke McShane 2683
6 Peter Heine Nielsen 2670 Alexander Areshchenko 2664
7 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2697 Michael Roiz 2637
8 Arkadij Naiditisch 2674 Tomi Nyback 2635
# SC Eppingen Rating Delmenhorster SK Rating
1 Sergei Tiviakov 2637 Bartlomiej Heberla 2534
2 Evgeny Postny 2595 Tobias Jugelt 2409
3 Arik Braun 2538 Markus Lammers 2395
4 Robert Ruck 2555 Michal Luch 2335
5 Namig Guliyev 2510 Malte Meyer 2348
6 Zoltan Medvegy 2531 Florian Mossakowski 2335
7 Elisabeth Pähtz 2467 David Höffer 2259
8 Christian Mann 2444 Alex Isakson 1958



15th round: Sunday, 10th of April 2011, 10am

# Werder Bremen Rating SC Eppingen Rating
1 Pavel Eljanov 2761 Sergei Tiviakov 2637
2 Vugar Gashimov 2719 Evgeny Postny 2595
3 Zahar Efimenko 2683 Arik Braun 2538
4 Laurent Fressinet 2718 Robert Ruck 2555
5 Luke McShane 2683 Namig Guliyev 2510
6 Alexander Areshchenko 2664 Zoltan Medvegy 2531
7 Michael Roiz 2637 Elisabeth Pähtz 2467
8 Tomi Nyback 2635 Christian Mann 2444
# Delmenhorster SK Rating OSG Baden-Baden Rating
1 Bartlomiej Heberla 2534 Alexei Shirov 2749
2 Tobias Jugelt 2409 Peter Svidler 2731
3 Markus Lammers 2395 Sergei Movsesian 2723
4 Michal Luch 2335 Etienne Bacrot 2716
5 Malte Meyer 2348 Michael Adams 2728
6 Florian Mossakowski 2335 Peter Heine Nielsen 2670
7 David Höffer 2259 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2697
8 Tobias Sturm 2037 Arkadij Naiditsch 2674



The fight against relegation will take place in Hamburg and Aue. The teams of Griesheim, Remagen, Berlin and Aue fight for two remaining places in the Schachbundesliga. Here are the parings in Hamburg and Aue.

Playing venue: Kasino der Signal Iduna, Hamburg Saturday, 9th of April, 2 pm, 14th Round Hamburger SK - SG Trier SF Berlin - SV Griesheim

Sunday, 10th of April, 10 am, 15th Round SG Trier - SF Berlin SV Griesheim - Hamburger SK

Playing venue: Aula der Mittelschule Aue-Zelle, Aue Saturday, 9th of April, 2 pm, 14th Round Nickelhütte Aue - SG Solingen Bayern München - SC Remagen

Sunday, 10th of April, 10 am, 15th Round SG Solingen - Bayern München SC Remagen - Nickelhütte Aue

In the fourth playing venue of the last weekend of the season all teams fight for the prestige achieving the best possible ranking in the table.

Playing venue: Haus der Evangelischen Kirche, Essen Saturday, 9th of April, 2 pm, 14th Round SF Katernberg - SK Turm Emsdetten SV Mülheim Nord - SV Wattenscheid

Sunday, 10th of April, 10 am, 15th Round SK Turm Emsdetten - SV Mülheim Nord SV Wattenscheid - SF Katernberg

Live coverage

All games of the Schachbundesliga are covered live in 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 one of the strongest engines in the world - Rybka 4. Also its possible to download all games by one click.

Bundesliga | Standings after 13 rounds

Rnr Verein R + = - MP BP
1 OSG Baden-Baden 13 12 1 0 25 80
2 Werder Bremen 13 11 1 1 23 69
3 SC Eppingen 13 11 1 1 23 67
4 SG Solingen 13 9 2 2 20 61.5
5 SV Mülheim Nord 13 7 2 4 16 55
6 SK Turm Emsdetten 13 6 3 4 15 53.5
7 SG Trier 13 6 2 5 14 53
8 SV Wattenscheid 1930 13 5 3 5 13 51
9 Hamburger SK 13 5 2 6 12 54.5
10 SF Katernberg 13 5 2 6 12 46.5
11 SV Griesheim 13 3 4 6 10 46.5
12 SC 1950 Remagen 13 3 2 8 8 50.5
13 SF Berlin 1903 13 2 3 8 7 43
14 ESV Nickelhütte Aue 13 3 0 10 6 40.5
15 FC Bayern München 13 2 0 11 4 35.5
16 Delmenhorster SK 13 0 0 13 0 25



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