World Champion Viswanathan Anand plays in German Bundesliga Print
Thursday, 25 February 2010 19:11
In the 10th round the German champion OSG Baden-Baden faces the most serious contender Werder Bremen. It will be the most exciting match in the history of the Schachbundesliga and Viswanathan Anand will join the party. Both teams will play with their nearly best possible lineup. The elo average of Baden-Baden is 2717 and of Bremen 2679.

Both teams will have only Top 100 players from the current world ranking at their disposal. Bremen will play on the first two boards with the "Azerbaijani guys" Vugar Gashimov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, both known for their uncompromising style.

Laurent Fressinet and Tomi Nyback will also defend the "green-white coloured". After nine rounds they belong to the five top scorers of the league.

Undoubtedly the biggest attraction of the whole weekend is the world champion Viswanathan Anand. Two months before his match against Veselin Topalov in Sofia he makes a "break" in his preparation to support his team in Germany. Since many years he maintains friendly relations to the environment of Baden-Baden so his appearance doesn't come as a big suprise.

Etienne Bacrot and the German No. 1 Arkadij Naiditsch will also play for Baden-Baden. They belong to the five best performers of the whole league so far in this season

Bundesliga Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand


Bundesliga Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov


Bundesliga Vugar Gashimov
Vugar Gashimov


Bundesliga Arkadij Naiditsch
Arkadij Naiditsch


Bundesliga Etienne Bacrot
Etienne Bacrot

Saturday, 27th of February 2010, 2 pm
Playing venue: Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, Neckarstaden 24, 69117 Heidelberg

OSG Baden-Baden - Werder Bremen

1 Viswanathan Anand 2788* - Vugar Gashimov 2740
2 Peter Svidler 2741 - Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2721
3 Alexei Shirov 2730 - Pavel Eljanov 2717
4 Etienne Bacrot 2709 - Zahar Efimenko 2654
5 Sergei Movsesian 2711 - Laurent Fressinet 2658
6 Michael Adams 2682 - Alexander Areshchenko 2667
7 Arkadij Naiditsch 2685 - Michael Roiz 2658
8 Peter-Heine Nielsen 2687 - Tomi Nyback 2615

All matches of the Schachbundesliga will be covered live in the internet.

News and photos by Georgios Souleidis and Christian Bossert



10th round: Saturday, 27th of February 2010, 2 pm


Playing venue Heidelberg

OSG Baden-Baden - Werder Bremen
SK Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim - Hamburger SK

Playing venue Mülheim

SV Mülheim Nord - Bayern München
SF Katernberg - Erfurter SK

Playing venue Solingen

SG Solingen - SV Wattenscheid
SC Remagen - SK Turm Emsdetten

Playing venue Trier

SG Trier - SF Berlin
SC Eppingen - SK König Tegel


11th round: Sunday, 28th of February 2010, 2 pm

Playing venue Heidelberg

Hamburger SK - OSG Baden-Baden
Werder Bremen - SK Heidelberg-Handschuhsheim

Playing venue Mülheim

Bayern München - SF Katernberg
Erfurter SK - SV Mülheim Nord

Playing venue Solingen

SV Wattenscheid - SC Remagen
SK Turm Emsdetten - SG Solingen

Playing venue Trier

SF Berlin - SC Eppingen
SK König Tegel - SG Trier


Standings Schachbundesliga after 9 rounds:

1. OSG Baden-Baden - 18
2. SG Solingen - 16
3. Werder Bremen - 16
4. Mülheim Nord - 14
5. SV Wattenscheid - 13
6. Hamburger SK - 11
7. Turm Emsdetten - 10
8. SC Remagen - 10
9. SF Katernberg - 8
10. SC Eppingen - 7
11. SF Berlin - 6
12. SG Trier - 4
13. Heidelberg-HSH - 4
14. Bayern München - 3
15. SK König Tegel - 2
16. Erfurter SK - 2


 
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