Schach Bundesliga 2008-2009 rounds 8 and 9

with Carlsen, Shirov, Gustafsson, and many top players

The Nanjing Pearl Spring and the Elista Grand Prix are not the only top events going on at this moment. To make the month of December even more interesting, the Bundesliga continues in Germany. Despite the absence of some players it is still very exciting event featuring Magnus Carlsen, Andrei Volokitin, Viktor Laznicka, Parimarjan Negi, Jan Gustafsson, Radoslav Wojtaszek, Daniel Fridman, Arik Braun, Csaba Balogh, Alexei Shirov, Peter Heine Nielsen, Igor Khekin, Andrei Sokolov, Mircea Parligras, etc.

The Bundesliga is a 15 rounds team competition. In the 2008-2009 season 9 rounds have been played and the European Club Cup participant OSG Baden Baden is leading the competition with full points. They are followed by another ECC participant SV Mülheim-Nord.

Some surprising results were produced during the last weekend, rounds 8 and 9. Scroll down to find many interesting games, including the shocking loss of Arik Braun in 33 moves.

Click here for all round 8 and 9 results

Round 8

1. TV Tegernsee - Werder Bremen 2,5 : 5,5

2. FC Bayern München - SK Turm Emsdetten 4 : 4

3. SV Wattenscheid - SC Remagen 5 : 3

4. SG Solingen - SG Trier 4,5 : 3,5

5. SF Katernberg - SF Berlin 6,5 : 1,5

6. SV Mülheim-Nord - Hamburger SK 4 : 4

7. SC Eppingen - SC Kreuzberg 6 : 2

8. OSG Baden-Baden - USV TU Dresden 7,5 : 0,5

Round 9

1. Werder Bremen - FC Bayern München 5,5 : 2,5

2. SK Turm Emsdetten - TV Tegernsee 4 : 4

3. SC Remagen - SG Solingen 2,5 : 5,5

4. SG Trier - SV Wattenscheid 3 : 5

5. SF Berlin - SV Mülheim-Nord 2,5 : 5,5

6. Hamburger SK - SF Katernberg 5,5 : 2,5

7. SC Kreuzberg - OSG Baden-Baden 3 : 5

8. USV TU Dresden - SC Eppingen 2,5 : 5,5

Standings

(Position, team, points, tie break)

1. OSG Baden-Baden 18 54,5

2. SV Mülheim-Nord 15 46,5

3. SC Eppingen 14 41,5

4. TV Tegernsee 13 41,0

5. Werder Bremen 13 41,0

6. SG Aljechin Solingen 13 40,5

7. SV Wattenscheid 12 40,5

8. SC Kreuzberg 11 39,5

9. Hamburger SK 9 35,0

10. SF Katernberg 7 35,5

11. SK Turm Emsdetten 9 6 33,0

12. SC Remagen 5 33,5

13. SF Berlin 5 26,0

14. SG Trier 2 27,5

15. FC Bayern München 1 23,0

16. USV TU Dresden 0 17,5

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