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|Jan-22-15|| ||waustad: This weekend OSG Baden Baden plays SK Schwäbisch Hall and SF Friedberg. At present they are tied with Schwäbisch Hall for the lead in match points, but lead in game points. Friedberg is not having as good a season as one might expect considering some of their players. I suspect these three teams to be at close to full strength. The only FBL player missing because of Wijk aan Zee is Valentina Gunina, and she is not a member of any of the teams I mentioned. One missing feature on all of the web access we have to the data for German leagues is a player search. Unless one already knows which league and team a player is on, there isn't a convenient way to find much out. The FIDE rating site with monthly "available" links on a player's profile page does tell the league and result if they played recently, but doesn't tell which team.|
|Jan-24-15|| ||waustad: They are at full strength today. Moser is playing 4th board against IM Irina Bulmaga. This is the first game I'm aware of by Viktorija Čmilytė in about half a year. Both Muzychuk sisters are there too.|
|Jan-24-15|| ||waustad: OSG Baden Baden won 4-2 with wins by Eva Moser, Viktoria Cmilyte and Mariya Muzychuk. Ekaterina Kovalevskaya lost to Schwäbisch Hall's Iva Videnova to keep it from being more of a rout. Tomorrow they play Friedberg. If the same people play on the same boards tomorrow, Moser will play white against WIM Lyubka Genova 2236.|
|Jan-25-15|| ||waustad: The Muzychuk sisters didn't play today, so Eva Moser was white on board 2 against WGM Elena Levushkina. With her victory today she is now 6/6 so far in the league, picking up 44 points on her German (DWZ) rating. OSG Baden Baden scored 5.5/6 today and now lead with 14 match points, having already beaten both teams with 12, and 33 board points, ahead of Bad Königshofen with 30.5. There are 4 more rounds to go, and hopefully some of the games will be made available sometime. Last year the top two teams met in the last round and the games were broadcast, but the schedule didn't help this season with the leaders, and favorites, already having met.|
|Jan-27-15|| ||waustad: The good news is that the German version of chessbase covered last weekend in the FBL, but they didn't add anything I didn't already knew. There were no games and the pictures ignored Baden Baden.|
|Feb-01-15|| ||waustad: I've only found one game from the FBL season so far, and only in chessbase format, her win over Olga Girya. It was a 1.) g3 opening by Moser that would probably be classified as a KIA or Barcza. Girya sacs an exchange for to rid herself of the monster bishop on g2. Moser gives the exchange back and eventually wins an endgame where both players have rook, knight and pawns. Eventually her c pawn decides the issue. I haven't seen any of the other games.|
|Feb-08-15|| ||waustad: She beat FM Christoph Karner (2333) in the Styrische Landesliga on Saturday. The most recent posted games are from round 5 and this was in round 7. If they follow the pattern of the last few rounds it will be a couple of weeks before those games are posted.
The Schachamazonen lived up to their names again, with the wins by Moser and Laura Hiebler.|
|Feb-25-15|| ||waustad: Several of the top boards for teams in the Austrian Bundesliga will miss this coming weekend's 4 rounds, since they are playing in Jerusalem. Wolfsberg will be without Zdenko Kozul. It is anybody's guess how many Croatians will come up to play. Round 5 starts at 16:00 CET Thursday and will be broadcast here: http://www.chess-results.com/LiveTo...|
|Feb-26-15|| ||waustad: This could be a tough matchup for Wolfsberg, since they are outrated on all boards. Schachclub MPÖ Maria Saal seems to be at full strength, with Markus Ragger and Richard Rapport on the top two boards. EM is playing black on board 3 against GM Predojevic, B. (2618).|
|Feb-26-15|| ||waustad: Eva lost, playing the Scandinavian defense. Wolfsberg scored 3 draws and 3 losses. Tomorrow they play SK Hohenems, and if the same lineups play she should be white against GM Martinovic, Sasa (2520).|
|Feb-27-15|| ||waustad: She had a tough loss today, playing white in a closed Sicilian. Her passed a pawn wasn't enough and there seemed to have been some inaccuracies during her time trouble. The comp evaluations on the chess-results site target the problem at around move 36, when she was playing on increment. Wolfsberg so far has a win, a loss and 3 draws. The one remaining game looks like a probable loss too, with Valery Atlas having a pawn up against Vladimir Hresc in what looks like a winning endgame. The Wolfsberg win was an upset, with FM Egon Reichmann beating IM Georg Froewis. |
Tomorrow they face Mayrhofen/SK Zell/Zillertal, and Moser's likely opponent is GM Jens-Uwe Maiwald (2462).
|Feb-28-15|| ||waustad: Today's game was a draw in a rather strange opening that might be called some flavor of English. Wolfsberg managed a tie with Mayrhofen/SK Zell/Zillertal by drawing all 6 games. The opponent tomorrow is ASVÖ Wulkaprodersdorf so it is likely she'll play white against IM Lars Thiede 2444. This could be an interesting matchup, because his most frequent opening in this database is Unknown Opening.|
|Mar-01-15|| ||waustad: Today ended in a draw again, this time with a Barcza/Hungarian opening between two players who often employ this system. It ended up as an ending with Moser having 2 bishops and a pawn versus a rook and 2 pawns. The silicon monster saw a tactical line that might have afforded more winning chances a little earlier, but both players were playing on increment and this ending looked like a reasonable practical chance to my patzer's eyes. With losses on the bottom two boards, Wolfsberg lost 2.5-3.5. I'm not sure what the situation is in terms of staying in Bundesliga 1, but if more than one team gets demoted, it could be an issue. The saving grace could be that they haven't played the cellar dwelling ASVÖ Pamhagen yet and they have already played the top two teams.|
|Mar-10-15|| ||waustad: She drew with Khaled Mahdy in the Steirische Landesliga round 8. They have games posted through round 6 so far. Schachamazonen Graz won their match 4.5-3.5.|
|Mar-16-15|| ||waustad: Her win in round 7 in the Styrian League is classic Moser. She starts with 1. b3 and book is gone very early. Here is a link to a game I need to look at more: http://www.chess-results.com/partie...|
|Mar-16-15|| ||waustad: This was the stem game: T L Petrosian vs M Kravtsiv, 2012 and it turned into a basic IM stomps FM attack, with style.|
|Mar-19-15|| ||waustad: She's playing GM Tischbierek, R. (2426) today in the Austrian Bundesliga. Wolfsberg seems to be a near full strength this weekend and has an elo advantage on 5 of the 6 boards.|
|Mar-19-15|| ||JimNorCal: Very pretty finish in the round 7 game.
And a short game, as well. Sometimes one expects a game starting 1. b3 to be a long-running heavy positional affair.
|Mar-20-15|| ||waustad: Yesterday's didn't go well for Eva or for Wolfsberg. She lost in one of her KIA variations and Wolfsberg went down 4-2. Today they play tail ender ASVÖ Pamhagen and the 4th board matchup will be WFM Horvath, M. (2033) vs IM Moser, E. (2464). I assume they've played more, but I only found one game between them on here or on chess-results.com:
M Horvath vs E Moser, 2012|
|Mar-20-15|| ||waustad: Today Wolfsberg did fine, 5-1, though in Eva M's game, she tried to force a win where there wasn't one and lost.|
|Mar-22-15|| ||waustad: Though she drew with GM Matej Sebenik in the final round, Wolfsberg lost and it appears that they'll be demoted back to Bundesliga II Mitte after two seasons in the Bundesliga I. Next weekend OSG Baden Baden plays Hamburger SK and SK Lehrte in the German FBL. Several of the top boards are still alive in the WWCC in Sochi, so maybe she'll be playing in Germany. That would make three consecutive weekends on top of a regular job. A complication of being listed on several different teams is that three of her teams were playing over this weekend, with Schachamazonen in both the Austrian FBL and the Styrian League along with Wolfsberg.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||waustad: Many games from the FBL are available here: http://chess-international.de/ticke...|
Eva isn't playing this weekend, which isn't that big a surprise since it would have made 3 weekends in a row of league play along with a real job. The final FBL weekend will have some higher rated opponents, so she'll probably be there.
|Mar-31-15|| ||waustad: Though the games for round 8 in the Styrian League have been posted, the aforementioned game with Khaled Mahdy was not among them. The other rounds all had more games, but only 40 were posted for this round and hers is not one of them.|
|Apr-15-15|| ||waustad: The final weekend of the FBL season approaches and OSG Baden Baden will be playing the #4 and #5 teams in the standings. Both opposing teams have several masters, so it is likely that Ms Moser will play. There is also one more round left for the Styrian league, so perhaps she'll play there. She may be scheduled to play somewhere else, but nowhere is listed on chess-results.|
|Jul-26-15|| ||waustad: Happy Birthday! I hope she will still be playing in leagues this year, but rosters haven't been published yet.|
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