Chess Bundesliga this weekend

Video game review by GM Danielsen and opinion by GM Shirov on last weekends Budesliga

Schachbundesliga 14th and 15th round will take place on the 9th and 10th of April. The title bout will take place in Baden-Baden where the German champion faces his strongest contender Werder Bremen.

The red carpet is rolled out in Baden-Baden. The German champion awaits his hardest rival to fight for the title in the Schachbundesliga. At the 14th round the best German teams meet each other for the top match of the season 2010/11. Both teams will compete with their nearly strongest lineup. All chess fans can await a hard fought battle between two teams which consists only of players in the top 100 of the world ranking. Theoretically speaking the team of SC Eppingen has also chances to win the title but 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.

Video game review

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.

OSG Baden-Baden - Werder Bremen

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 2657

6 Peter-Heine Nielsen 2670 - Alexander Areshchenko 2664

7 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2697 - Michael Roiz 2637

8 Arkadij Naiditsch 2674 - Tomi Nyback 2635

SC Eppingen - Delmenhorster SK

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 Pa”htz 2467 - David Ho”ffer 2259

8 Christian Mann 2444 - Alex Isakson 1958

Werder Bremen - SC Eppingen

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 2657 - Namig Guliyev 2510

6 Alexander Areshchenko 2664 - Zoltan Medvegy 2531

7 Michael Roiz 2637 - Elisabeth Pa”htz 2467

8 Tomi Nyback 2635 - Christian Mann 2444

Delmenhorster SK - OSG Baden-Baden

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 Ho”ffer 2259 - Francisco Vallejo Pons 2697

8 Tobias Sturm 2037 - Arkadij Naiditsch 2674

Playing venue: Kasino der Signal Iduna, Kapstadtring 8, 22297 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, Agrikolastraße 5, 08280 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, III. Hagen 39, 45127 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 on the internet. For more information visit the official website.

Article by Georgios Souleidis

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