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Schachbundesliga 2010-11 (12-13)

Schachbundesliga 2010-11 Rounds 12 and 13

Alexei Shirov is top board for defending champions Baden Baden. Photo ©

Alexei Shirov is top board for defending champions Baden Baden. Photo © | http://www.schachbundesliga.de

The penultimate weekend of the Schachbundesliga takes place Saturday and Sunday 19th-20th March 2011. Georgios Souleidis previews.

First class event in Muelheim

At 19th and 20th of March the 12th and 13th round of the Schachbundesliga will take place. Take a look at the pairings at the venues Muelheim, Delmenhorst, Muenchen and Emsdetten.

By Georgios Souleidis

The top match of the weekend will take place in Muelheim. The host awaits the star ensemble from Baden-Baden. The German champion will compete with eight Top100 players. Obviously Baden-Baden doesn´t want to jeopardize the sixth straight championship. The matches in Muelheim will be held in a wonderful location. The Museum of Modern Art invites all chess fans to visit the matches and an exhibition devoted to our beloved game.

Playing venue: Kunstmuseum Muelheim, Synagogenplatz 1, 45468 Muelheim an der Ruhr

12th round: Saturday, 19th of March 2011, 2pm

Bd SV Muelheim Nord OSG Baden-Baden
1 Daniel Fridman 2645 Alexei Shirov 2749
2 Vladimir Potkin 2630 Peter Svidler 2731
3 Pavel Tregubov 2598 Sergei Movsesian 2723
4 Konstantin Landa 2611 Etienne Bacrot 2716
5 Vitali Golod 2591 Michael Adams 2728
6 Alexander Berelowitsch 2574 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2697
7 Daniel Hausrath 2537 Arkadij Naiditsch 2674
8 Michael Feygin 2526 Jan Gustafsson 2646
Bd SF Katernberg SC Eppingen
1 Vladimir Chuchelov 2565 Ferenc Berkes 2678
2 Klaus Bischoff 2553 Sergei Tiviakov 2637
3 Igor Glek 2467 Evgeny Postny 2595
4 Ilja Zaragatski 2490 Zoltan Gyimesi 2595
5 Robert Ris 2416 Peter Acs 2601
6 Sebastian Siebrecht 2421 Arik Braun 2538
7 Christian Scholz 2387 Robert Ruck 2555
8 Bernd Rosen 2353 Zoltan Medvegy 2531

13th round: Sunday, 20th of March 2011,
10am

Bd OSG Baden-Baden SF Katernberg
1 Alexei Shirov 2749 Vladimir Chuchelov 2565
2 Peter Svidler 2731 Klaus Bischoff 2553
3 Sergei Movsesian 2723 Igor Glek 2467
4 Etienne Bacrot 2716 Ilja Zaragatski 2490
5 Michael Adams 2728 Robert Ris 2416
6 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2697 Sebastian Siebrecht 2421
7 Arkadij Naiditsch 2674 Christian Scholz 2387
8 Jan Gustafsson 2646 Bernd Rosen 2353
Bd SC Eppingen SV Muelheim Nord
1 Ferenc Berkes 2678 Daniel Fridman 2645
2 Sergei Tiviakov 2637 Vladimir Potkin 2630
3 Evgeny Postny 2595 Pavel Tregubov 2598
4 Zoltan Gyimesi 2595 Konstantin Landa 2611
5 Peter Acs 2601 Vitali Golod 2591
6 Arik Braun 2538 Alexander Berelowitsch 2574
7 Robert Ruck 2555 Daniel Hausrath 2537
8 Zoltan Medvegy 2531 Mihail Saltaev 2483

The second top match of the weekend will take place in Delmenhorst. Bremen faces on Sunday the strong team of Solingen. The strongest contender of Baden-Baden has to win in order to keep the chances alive to win the German championship.

Playing venue: Berufsgenossenschaft fuer Gesundheit und Wohlfahrtspflege, Fischstr. 31, 27749 Delmenhorst

12th round: Saturday, 19th of March 2011, 2pm

Delmenhorster SK - SG Solingen
Werder Bremen - SC Remagen

13th round: Sunday, 20th of March 2011,
10am

SG Solingen - Werder Bremen
SC Remagen - Delmenhorster SK

In Munich there is a totally different situation. Three teams are playing against relegation so many nerve-wracking games can be awaited.

Playing venue: Wilhelm-Hauenstein-Gymnasium, Elektrastr. 61, 81925 Muenchen

12th round: Saturday, 19th of March 2011, 2pm
Bayern Muenchen - SG Trier
Nickelhuette Aue - SV Griesheim

13th round: Sunday, 20th of March 2011, 10am
SG Trier - Nickelhuette Aue
SV Griesheim - Bayern Muenchen

In Emsdetten most of the teams are in a safe position in the table. Only Berlin has to fight against relegation and under these circumstances it is the team to watch out this weekend.

Playing venue: Verbundsparkasse Emsdetten, Kirchstr. 30-34, 48282 Emsdetten

12th round: Saturday, 19th of March 2011, 2pm
SK Turm Emsdetten - Hamburger SK
SV Wattenscheid - SF Berlin

13th round: Sunday, 20th of March 2011,
10am

Hamburger SK - SV Wattenscheid
SF Berlin - SK Turm Emsdetten

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Standings after 11 rounds

Rank Team Points
1. OSG Baden-Baden 21
2. Werder Bremen 19
3. SC Eppingen 19
4. SG Solingen 18
5. Muelheim Nord 16
6. SF Katernberg 12
7. Hamburger SK 11
8. SV Wattenscheid 11
9. Turm Emsdetten 11
10. SG Trier 10
11. SC Remagen 6
12. SF Berlin 6
13. SV Griesheim 6
14. Nickelhuette Aue 6
15. Bayern Muenchen 4
16. Delmenhorster SK 0

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