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🏆 Bundesliga 2013/14

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Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Anatoly Karpov, Peter Svidler, Pentala Harikrishna, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Richard Rapport, David Navara, Sergei Movsesian, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Andrei Volokitin, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Areshchenko, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Luke McShane, David Howell, Maxim Rodshtein, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ferenc Berkes, Romain Edouard, Markus Ragger, Peter Heine Nielsen, Sergei Tiviakov, Daniil Dubov, Ivan Saric, Vladimir Potkin, Martyn Kravtsiv, Artur Yusupov, Hrant Melkumyan, Konstantin Yuryevich Landa, Mateusz Bartel, Predrag Nikolic, Evgeny Postny, Csaba Balogh, Parimarjan Negi, Georg Meier, Vasily Papin, Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman, Jan Smeets, Nils Grandelius, Dariusz Swiercz, Alexander Ipatov, Kacper Piorun, Evgeny Romanov, Luka Lenic, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Pavel Tregubov, Viktor Erdos, Robin van Kampen, Constantin Lupulescu, Tomi Nyback, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Jan Gustafsson, Erwin L'Ami, Zbynek Hracek, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Robert Kempinski, Matthias Bluebaum, Rainer Buhmann, Mustafa Yilmaz, Tamas Banusz, Benjamin Bok, Daniel Stellwagen, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Rustem Khazitovich Dautov, Zoltan Ribli, Eric Hansen, Sebastien Maze, Alexander Rustemov, Kamil Dragun, Ivan Farago, David Baramidze, Lubomir Ftacnik, Aleksander Mista, Tornike Sanikidze, Philipp Schlosser, Vlastimil Babula, Peter Acs, Vladimir Chuchelov, Sipke Ernst, Mads Andersen, Vitali Matveyevich Golod, Sebastian Bogner, Sune Berg Hansen, Rasmus Svane, Arik Braun, Jonny Hector, Wouter Spoelman, Namig Guliyev plus 137 more players. Chess Event Description
Bundesliga 2013/14

OSG baden-Baden won, ahead of SV Mülheim Nord and SV 1930 Hockenheim. Crosstable:

Previous: Bundesliga (2012/13). Next: Bundesliga (2014/15)

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 956  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Rosen vs H Rau 0-1312013Bundesliga 2013/14A15 English
2. S Mladenov vs Z Medvegy 1-0242013Bundesliga 2013/14E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
3. A Braun vs T Hirneise 1-0562013Bundesliga 2013/14E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. R Appel vs E Postny 0-1682013Bundesliga 2013/14A46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. C Balogh vs A Rustemov ½-½492013Bundesliga 2013/14C10 French
6. K Dragun vs M Rodshtein 0-1262013Bundesliga 2013/14D81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
7. F Berkes vs E Hansen 1-0492013Bundesliga 2013/14D85 Grunfeld
8. M Bartel vs Harikrishna ½-½842013Bundesliga 2013/14A40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. F Unzicker vs M Feygin ½-½402013Bundesliga 2013/14C10 French
10. D Hausrath vs A Zajogin ½-½502013Bundesliga 2013/14A07 King's Indian Attack
11. C Renner vs V M Golod 0-1352013Bundesliga 2013/14D02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. P Tregubov vs J Jorczik 1-0532013Bundesliga 2013/14E15 Queen's Indian
13. A Belezky vs D G Fridman ½-½362013Bundesliga 2013/14A06 Reti Opening
14. Landa vs A Schenk 1-0432013Bundesliga 2013/14D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. F Graf vs Potkin 0-1372013Bundesliga 2013/14D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. R Ruck vs Dinstuhl ½-½672013Bundesliga 2013/14D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Bacrot vs A Giri 1-0262013Bundesliga 2013/14B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. V Papin vs C Scholz 1-0392013Bundesliga 2013/14A15 English
19. I Zaragatski vs Ribli  ½-½252013Bundesliga 2013/14A04 Reti Opening
20. D Wagner vs N Firman 0-1402013Bundesliga 2013/14E92 King's Indian
21. B Bok vs I Saric ½-½392013Bundesliga 2013/14B30 Sicilian
22. D Baramidze vs Negi ½-½342013Bundesliga 2013/14D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Y Kryvoruchko vs L Lenic 1-0672013Bundesliga 2013/14C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
24. R Buhmann vs A Volokitin  ½-½222013Bundesliga 2013/14A34 English, Symmetrical
25. T Burg vs Dautov 0-1412013Bundesliga 2013/14B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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  whiteshark: <jphamlore: Is Aronian playing in the Bundesliga this season?> Not necessarily, as his team, OSG Baden-Baden, is again by far the strongest, even w/o him.

Dec-15-13  waustad: OSG Baden Baden lost on their top two boards and still won the match with http://www.schachverein-wattenschei.... Having a player as strong as Georg Meier on board 8 is a luxury the opponents can't match.
Dec-21-13  Cushion: Does anyone know when the most recent games are going to be added to the database?
Dec-24-13  Everett: Doesn't Adams usually play this?
Dec-24-13  Refused: <Everett: Doesn't Adams usually play this?>

He is on the roster of OSG Baden Baden.
But like Anand and Aronian he has not played a game this season.

Those guys get paid per game. So just because they signed for a team does not mean they play a lot. E.g. last version Baden had Carlsen, Anand and Aronian on their roster. Anand and Carlsen played a combined of 0 games. Aronian played 2 games. But generally speaking most GMs sign contracts that guarantees them a certain number of games (and thus money).

That's Baden's roster for this season.

Dec-24-13  Everett: <refused> thank you!
Feb-02-14  waustad: The Bundesliga website is down for maintenance. Hopefully there will be some upgrades. Being able to search for a player without knowing his or her team would be a big help.
Feb-02-14  twinlark: Yes, hope they make it more user friendly.
Feb-02-14  Refused: <waustad: The Bundesliga website is down for maintenance. Hopefully there will be some upgrades. Being able to search for a player without knowing his or her team would be a big help.>

For most known players, it'S just Baden anyway.

Feb-09-14  notyetagm: McShane vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
Feb-16-14  waustad: For anyone interested, there is now an easier to use site dedicated to the Frauenbundesliga: It is roughly equivalent to the site for the men. During one weekend at one of the sites there was even a live portal like for the men, so maybe that will be coming eventually.
Feb-17-14  notyetagm: A Giri vs A Belezky, 2014

A *fantastic* attacking game by Giri against a lower-rated opponent.

Feb-21-14  waustad: The next round is tomorrow.
Feb-21-14  notyetagm: Bundesliga (2013)

<waustad: The next round is tomorrow.>

Yes, hopefully <MVL> will kill two opponents with a <TACTICAL STORM> this weekend.


Feb-22-14  jamesmaskell: Today Anand playing Ragger with White. Aronian with Black against Sandipan, Svidler White vs L'Ami and Karpov with White vs Erdos.

Had a feeling Aronian would be playing to keep himself sharp but Anand is a nice bonus.

Feb-22-14  jamesmaskell: Games just begun and it looks like only Anand is playing and Svidler, Karpov and Aronian have disappeared off the live game page. Disappointed...

Oh well, Anand playing white side of a Benoni.

Feb-23-14  jamesmaskell: AFter yesterdays win vs Ragger he has Black vs Piotr Bobras. 257 Elo lead. Sicilian Kan/Paulsen.
Feb-23-14  waustad: Chessbase has an article about the FBL for those interested. It includes games from the first 5 rounds of the season.
Mar-08-14  waustad: Unlike the Bundesliga 1 which appears to be turning into a walkover, the FBL will be decided during the final weekend. In the Saturday match (March 29th) between OSG Baden Baden and the present leader (on tiebreaks) SC 1957 Bad Königshofen, it is conceivable that 6 of the top 20 women will be playing. There have been a very few occasions when FBL games have been broadcast live, but this would be great time for it. With the tiebreak situation, Baden Baden will need to win the match to win the season, assuming there are no upsets tomorrow or on March 30th.
Mar-15-14  waustad: Several players I'd have expected to play in the European Individual Championship were in Reykjavik instead. They may have made that choice based on playing in the Bundesliga this weekend, where they know they'll get paid.
Mar-16-14  jamesmaskell: Looks like Karpov playing White today for Hockenheim against Kravtsiv. Other interesting pairings Adams-McShane, Howell-Negi, Van Kampen-Rapport and Fressinet-Bacrot.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I still can't see the point of the Bundesliga?
Mar-16-14  RedShield: Me neither. Bayern Munich are 23 points ahead.
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  whiteshark: "Gifted chess amateurs are travelling all across Germany and get paid for it."

inspired by

Mar-29-14  waustad: Women's chess at its finest in the FBL: There are several tactical scrums going on and time trouble is looming. The press coverage will be interesting, since several of the most photographed chess players are all in the same room.
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