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Bundesliga 2017/18 Tournament

Arkadij Naiditsch11.5/15(+10 -2 =3)[games]
Etienne Bacrot11/15(+9 -2 =4)[games]
Ivan Saric11/13(+10 -1 =2)[games]
Viktor Laznicka10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[games]
David Baramidze10/13(+9 -2 =2)[games]
Loek van Wely9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Rainer Buhmann9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[games]
Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu9/14(+4 -0 =10)[games]
Arik Braun9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Georg Meier9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Markus Ragger9/14(+5 -1 =8)[games]
Andreas Heimann8.5/15(+3 -1 =11)[games]
Daniel Hausrath8.5/15(+4 -2 =9)[games]
Rustem Khazitovich Dautov8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Michael Adams8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Mateusz Bartel8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Benjamin Bok8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Leon Mons8/15(+2 -1 =12)[games]
Zoltan Almasi7.5/12(+4 -1 =7)[games]
Predrag Nikolic7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek7.5/12(+3 -0 =9)[games]
Jan Gustafsson7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Dennis Wagner7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Jorden van Foreest7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Zahar Efimenko7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf7/14(+6 -6 =2)[games]
Thies Heinemann7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Mircea-Emilian Parligras7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
(242 players total; 213 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) 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 13; games 1-25 of 304  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leko vs T Kantans  1-0522017Bundesliga 2017/18B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. I Saric vs Liam Vrolijk  1-0302017Bundesliga 2017/18C13 French
3. D Baramidze vs Dinstuhl  1-0252017Bundesliga 2017/18A07 King's Indian Attack
4. Fressinet vs S Savchenko  1-0322017Bundesliga 2017/18D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. R Edouard vs Thore Perske 1-0532017Bundesliga 2017/18E70 King's Indian
6. W Spoelman vs V Y Gurevich 1-0552017Bundesliga 2017/18A28 English
7. J K Duda vs Eljanov 1-0352017Bundesliga 2017/18C53 Giuoco Piano
8. M Bartel vs R Kempinski 1-0262017Bundesliga 2017/18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. D Rogozenco vs J Maiwald  1-0412017Bundesliga 2017/18E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. J Tomczak vs B Krause  1-0402017Bundesliga 2017/18B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. M Baldauf vs E Powierski  1-0512017Bundesliga 2017/18E20 Nimzo-Indian
12. Emil Schmidek vs C Michna 1-0332017Bundesliga 2017/18C10 French
13. C Braun vs F Unzicker 1-0352017Bundesliga 2017/18B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. R Swinkels vs A Belezky  1-0492017Bundesliga 2017/18E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. F Handke vs S Schneider  1-0392017Bundesliga 2017/18C11 French
16. G Meier vs L Yankelevich  1-0412017Bundesliga 2017/18A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
17. A Graf vs A F Anosheh  1-0272017Bundesliga 2017/18E81 King's Indian, Samisch
18. S Commercon vs V Keymer  1-0532017Bundesliga 2017/18D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Dautov vs Enrico Kraemer  1-0552017Bundesliga 2017/18D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Jakovenko vs Svidler 1-0522017Bundesliga 2017/18C50 Giuoco Piano
21. Bacrot vs P Michalik 1-0312017Bundesliga 2017/18C78 Ruy Lopez
22. Kasimdzhanov vs P Zpevak 1-0582017Bundesliga 2017/18E15 Queen's Indian
23. J Smeets vs Falk Hoffmeyer  1-0422017Bundesliga 2017/18B12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. P Nikolic vs E Gerigk  1-0382017Bundesliga 2017/18A14 English
25. A Naumann vs M Lammers  1-0532017Bundesliga 2017/18C45 Scotch Game
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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.
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  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:
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  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:

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  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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