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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]
Rainer Buhmann9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[games]
Loek van Wely9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Arik Braun9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Georg Meier9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu9/14(+4 -0 =10)[games]
Markus Ragger9/14(+5 -1 =8)[games]
Daniel Hausrath8.5/15(+4 -2 =9)[games]
Michael Adams8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Andreas Heimann8.5/15(+3 -1 =11)[games]
Rustem Khazitovich Dautov8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Mateusz Bartel8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Leon Mons8/15(+2 -1 =12)[games]
Benjamin Bok8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Dennis Wagner7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek7.5/12(+3 -0 =9)[games]
Zoltan Almasi7.5/12(+4 -1 =7)[games]
Jan Gustafsson7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Predrag Nikolic7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf7/14(+6 -6 =2)[games]
Roven Vogel7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Thies Heinemann7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Zahar Efimenko7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Jorden van Foreest7/11(+5 -2 =4)[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 18; games 1-25 of 439  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Shytaj vs M Bluebaum  ½-½632017Bundesliga 2017/18A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
2. B Y Margolin vs V Babula  ½-½202017Bundesliga 2017/18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. T Koop vs A Zude  ½-½552017Bundesliga 2017/18A13 English
4. Z Almasi vs R Svane  ½-½442017Bundesliga 2017/18B10 Caro-Kann
5. J Lampert vs R Vogel  ½-½532017Bundesliga 2017/18B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. M Neef vs Ftacnik  ½-½292017Bundesliga 2017/18A30 English, Symmetrical
7. P Hoffmann vs D Sebastian  ½-½432017Bundesliga 2017/18C55 Two Knights Defense
8. L Trent vs K Piorun  ½-½462017Bundesliga 2017/18B10 Caro-Kann
9. M Kopylov vs A Mista  ½-½402017Bundesliga 2017/18D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
10. A Parvanyan vs I Schneider  ½-½412017Bundesliga 2017/18A05 Reti Opening
11. T Kahlert vs A Seyb  ½-½222017Bundesliga 2017/18A37 English, Symmetrical
12. D Lobzhanidze vs Hracek  ½-½392017Bundesliga 2017/18B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. J C Schroeder vs Areshchenko ½-½312017Bundesliga 2017/18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. M Saltaev vs D Wagner  ½-½432017Bundesliga 2017/18C78 Ruy Lopez
15. Anand vs Li Chao ½-½582017Bundesliga 2017/18C42 Petrov Defense
16. R Wojtaszek vs V Laznicka  ½-½312017Bundesliga 2017/18D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. M Cornette vs Adams  ½-½252017Bundesliga 2017/18C48 Four Knights
18. L Mons vs M Ragger  ½-½312017Bundesliga 2017/18A15 English
19. Ganguly vs S Kindermann  ½-½392017Bundesliga 2017/18A04 Reti Opening
20. S Bromberger vs B Bok  ½-½252017Bundesliga 2017/18D97 Grunfeld, Russian
21. M Parligras vs K Bischoff  ½-½382017Bundesliga 2017/18A58 Benko Gambit
22. P Meister vs M Hoffmann  ½-½242017Bundesliga 2017/18D02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. D Howell vs D G Fridman  ½-½222017Bundesliga 2017/18A06 Reti Opening
24. C Balogh vs D Hausrath  ½-½532017Bundesliga 2017/18B27 Sicilian
25. S Chanda vs P Meister  ½-½472017Bundesliga 2017/18C02 French, Advance
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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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