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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]
Markus Ragger9/14(+5 -1 =8)[games]
Arik Braun9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Georg Meier9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu9/14(+4 -0 =10)[games]
Rustem Dautov8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[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]
Benjamin Bok8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Leon Mons8/15(+2 -1 =12)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Mateusz Bartel8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Jan Gustafsson7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Dennis Wagner7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Predrag Nikolic7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Zoltan Almasi7.5/12(+4 -1 =7)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek7.5/12(+3 -0 =9)[games]
Roven Vogel7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Alexander Graf7/14(+6 -6 =2)[games]
Zahar Efimenko7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Mircea-Emilian Parligras7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Thies Heinemann7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Jan-Christian Schroeder7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Jorden van Foreest7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Mads Andersen6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
(242 players total; 210 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 39; games 1-25 of 961  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leko vs T Kantans  1-0522017Bundesliga 2017/18B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. L Shytaj vs Bluebaum  ½-½632017Bundesliga 2017/18A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
3. G Meier vs L Yankelevich  1-0412017Bundesliga 2017/18A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. S Papp vs A Heimann  0-1422017Bundesliga 2017/18C53 Giuoco Piano
5. A Graf vs A F Anosheh 1-0272017Bundesliga 2017/18E81 King's Indian, Samisch
6. S Commercon vs V Keymer  1-0532017Bundesliga 2017/18D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Dautov vs Enrico Kraemer  1-0552017Bundesliga 2017/18D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. D Mager vs P Schlosser  0-1322017Bundesliga 2017/18A34 English, Symmetrical
9. E Inarkiev vs Vachier-Lagrave 0-1632017Bundesliga 2017/18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Anand vs C Li ½-½582017Bundesliga 2017/18C42 Petrov Defense
11. Jakovenko vs Svidler 1-0522017Bundesliga 2017/18C50 Giuoco Piano
12. Wojtaszek vs V Laznicka  ½-½312017Bundesliga 2017/18D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. M Cornette vs Adams  ½-½252017Bundesliga 2017/18C48 Four Knights
14. Bacrot vs P Michalik 1-0312017Bundesliga 2017/18C78 Ruy Lopez
15. M Womacka vs Naiditsch 0-1392017Bundesliga 2017/18C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
16. Kasimdzhanov vs P Zpevak 1-0582017Bundesliga 2017/18E15 Queen's Indian
17. L Mons vs M Ragger  ½-½312017Bundesliga 2017/18A15 English
18. Ganguly vs S Kindermann  ½-½392017Bundesliga 2017/18A04 Reti Opening
19. Bromberger vs B Bok  ½-½252017Bundesliga 2017/18D97 Grunfeld, Russian
20. Smeets vs Falk Hoffmeyer  1-0422017Bundesliga 2017/18B12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. C Schramm vs L'Ami  0-1752017Bundesliga 2017/18C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. P Nikolic vs E Gerigk  1-0382017Bundesliga 2017/18A14 English
23. C Eichler vs S Chanda  0-1412017Bundesliga 2017/18A04 Reti Opening
24. A Naumann vs M Lammers  1-0532017Bundesliga 2017/18C45 Scotch Game
25. V Dragnev vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  0-1452017Bundesliga 2017/18B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-22-17  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Feb-08-18  whiteshark: <Solingen keeps track with Baden-Baden> chess24 report on rounds 7+8:
Feb-11-18  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 L’Ami’s 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.
Apr-30-18  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:

Apr-30-18  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.

May-24-18  whiteshark: Bundesliga Playoff is underway:

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