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🏆 Bundesliga 2017/18

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Vassily Ivanchuk, Anatoly Karpov, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Peter Leko, Michael Adams, Dmitry Jakovenko, Richard Rapport, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Li Chao, Alexey Shirov, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, David Navara, Sergei Movsesian, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Maxim Matlakov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moiseenko, Zoltan Almasi, Andrei Volokitin, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Alexander Areshchenko, Laurent Fressinet, Krishnan Sasikiran, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Loek van Wely, Luke McShane, David Howell, Maxim Rodshtein, Zahar Efimenko, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Viktor Laznicka, Romain Edouard, Markus Ragger, Peter Heine Nielsen, Daniil Dubov, Ivan Saric, Jorden van Foreest, Nils Grandelius, Konstantin Yuryevich Landa, Mateusz Bartel, Michal Vladimirovich Krasenkow, Predrag Nikolic, Tigran Gharamian, Evgeny Postny, Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli, Csaba Balogh, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Georg Meier, Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman, Jan Smeets, Kacper Piorun, Grzegorz Gajewski, Robin van Kampen, Pavel Tregubov, Maxime Lagarde, Constantin Lupulescu, Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf, Tomi Nyback, Sandipan Chanda, Kamil Miton, Borki Predojevic, Jan Gustafsson, Erwin L'Ami, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Zbynek Hracek, Alexander Donchenko, Matthias Bluebaum, Robert Kempinski, Rainer Buhmann, Mikhailo Oleksienko, Friso Nijboer, Benjamin Bok, Zdenko Kozul, Tamas Banusz, Andreas Heimann, Rustem Khazitovich Dautov, Zoltan Ribli, Niclas Huschenbeth, Arturs Neiksans, Jacek Tomczak, David Baramidze, Lubomir Ftacnik, Matthieu Cornette, Aleksander Mista, Daniele Vocaturo, Gerald Hertneck, Philipp Schlosser, Rasmus Svane, Falko Bindrich, Arik Braun, Vlastimil Babula plus 142 more players. Chess Event Description
Bundesliga 2017/18

Played in various locations in Germany 21 October 2017 - 1 May 2018. OSG Baden-Baden won, ahead of SG Solingen and SV 1930 Hockenheim. Pairings and results: Crosstable:

Previous edition: Bundesliga (2016/17).

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 961  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Emil Schmidek vs C Michna 1-0332017Bundesliga 2017/18C10 French
2. B Y Margolin vs V Babula  ½-½202017Bundesliga 2017/18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. W Spoelman vs V Y Gurevich 1-0552017Bundesliga 2017/18A28 English
4. D Lobzhanidze vs Hracek  ½-½392017Bundesliga 2017/18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. R Edouard vs Thore Perske 1-0532017Bundesliga 2017/18E70 King's Indian
6. G Ginsburg vs McShane 0-1262017Bundesliga 2017/18C48 Four Knights
7. Fressinet vs S Savchenko  1-0322017Bundesliga 2017/18D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. J C Schroeder vs Areshchenko ½-½312017Bundesliga 2017/18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. A Rezasade vs A Braun  0-1472017Bundesliga 2017/18A35 English, Symmetrical
10. D Baramidze vs Dinstuhl  1-0252017Bundesliga 2017/18A07 King's Indian Attack
11. Max Warmerdam vs R Buhmann  0-1402017Bundesliga 2017/18C19 French, Winawer, Advance
12. I Saric vs Liam Vrolijk  1-0302017Bundesliga 2017/18C13 French
13. M Saltaev vs D Wagner  ½-½432017Bundesliga 2017/18C78 Ruy Lopez
14. C Balogh vs D Hausrath  ½-½532017Bundesliga 2017/18B27 Sicilian
15. P Zelbel vs Sasikiran  0-1602017Bundesliga 2017/18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. T Koop vs A Zude  ½-½552017Bundesliga 2017/18A13 English
17. J K Duda vs Eljanov 1-0352017Bundesliga 2017/18C53 Giuoco Piano
18. T Kahlert vs A Seyb  ½-½222017Bundesliga 2017/18A37 English, Symmetrical
19. M Baldauf vs E Powierski  1-0512017Bundesliga 2017/18E20 Nimzo-Indian
20. A Parvanyan vs I Schneider  ½-½412017Bundesliga 2017/18A05 Reti Opening
21. J Tomczak vs B Krause  1-0402017Bundesliga 2017/18B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. M Kopylov vs A Mista  ½-½402017Bundesliga 2017/18D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
23. D Vocaturo vs A Ostrovskiy  0-1692017Bundesliga 2017/18C53 Giuoco Piano
24. L Trent vs K Piorun  ½-½462017Bundesliga 2017/18B10 Caro-Kann
25. P Hoffmann vs D Sebastian  ½-½432017Bundesliga 2017/18C55 Two Knights Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  PhilFeeley: Kramnik doesn't play here?
Oct-23-17  waustad: You can see rosters here:
Oct-23-17  waustad: It looks like travelling partners play in the penultimate round.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Kaz won one of those FIDE world championship tournaments about 15 years ago, didn't he? I think there were three FIDE yearly champions: Kaz, Pono and another fellow who was probably top 25 at the time, but not much higher than that.
Oct-26-17  jphamlore: Why didn't Inarkiev against MVL's Sicilian Najdorf at least probe whether 6. .. ♘g4 was a de facto draw offer?

E Inarkiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017

Nov-11-17  waustad: This week should see some very lopsided scores. One of the better matchups is Bremen vs Hamburg, where on every board Bremen has a slightly higher rated player, but they are all close.

<HeHateMe> Alexander Khalifman is the person you were thinking of as the other FIDE champ.

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  Tabanus: Umm.. 16 teams, each team with 8 players each round, 15 rounds. That's 8 x 8 x 15 = 960 games when finished.

And 8 x 8 x 4 = 256, so CG has all games so far.

Nov-19-17  waustad: As usual I'll put in a link to the German Frauenbundesliga site. Some travelling partners have played already and some haven't so the cross table doesn't really tell who is leading that well.
Jan-02-18  waustad: FYI, many games that are hard to find from the FBL are on One needs to know how they spell names, but if you can spell one participant, the tournament becomes available.
Feb-04-18  waustad: Baden and Solingen have each tied a match, so they are tied for the lead with 15 MP, though Baden has a lead in game points. They play each other on February 25th.
Feb-04-18  waustad: Looking at the chess-results site, I noticed that Dragnev has played all GMs and has a performance rating over 2600. Perhaps he'll get the norm that he just missed in Gibraltar to cinch the GM title.
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  whiteshark: <Solingen keeps track with Baden-Baden> chess24 report on rounds 7+8:
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Tabanus: And 8 x 8 x 4 = 256, so CG has all games so far.> Now it's 8 x 8 x 8 = 512 ;)
Feb-25-18  waustad: Solingen beat Baden today, 4.5 - 3.5 with the only decisive game being LíAmiís victory over Naiditsch.
Mar-11-18  waustad: With today's loss by Solingen against SV 1930 Hockenheim, Baden Baden has retaken the lead, having more game points than Solingen. The Baden vs Hockenheim match on April 29th may decide the winner.
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  whiteshark: <waustad: The Baden vs Hockenheim match on April 29th may decide the winner.> Baden won with 5:3. Today and tomorrow are the final rounds in Berlin.

Baden and Solingen both have 23 team points and Solingen is only one (1) board point ahead, but with tougher opponents (vs no 6+8) compared to for Baden (no. 10+13).

games are underway:

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: I see in the playing venue there's also the final of the German School Chess Championship u16 underway.

It's great for the kids to see their idols playing the very next table.

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  whiteshark: Bundesliga Playoff is underway:

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