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Zugzwang Munich facing tough tasks in Mülheim

Only two weeks after the last rounds Schachbundesliga saw the rounds 5+6 to end year 2016. MSA Zugzwang Munich – underdog in the Schachbundesliga It has come as no surprise that my team MSA Zugzwang Munich went into the weekend… Continue Reading →

In the shadow of giants – Bundesliga in Hockenheim

“What a pretentious title!” you might think. Well, decide for yourself after taking a look at the team-lineup from OSG Baden-Baden last weekend in the 1.Bundesliga: Fabiano Caruana (2822, World’s N°2) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2803, World’s N°4) Viswanathan Anand (2780, World’s… Continue Reading →

“Where is Suriname?” – How Chess Teaches Me Geography

I felt quite ignorant. When my friend asked me “Would you like to play a tournament in Suriname?”, I immediately replied “What is Suriname?”. Of course, tech-savvy as I am, I used an online search engine named Google to find… Continue Reading →

Tiebreak – livestream

Below, I will provide some sort of liveticker to keep you updated. Game 1 of the four game rapid tiebreak ended peacefully after Sergey once again did not achieve anything against Magnus’ Berlin Defence. After some unusual setup in the… Continue Reading →

Game 12

Game 12 of the World Chess Championship encounter between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin ended in a draw. It was the final game with classical time control and took the players only 40 minutes and 30 moves to end the… Continue Reading →

Schachbundesliga in Trier: Part II

On Sunday, November 20th, the chess crowd in Trier saw the 4th round of the Schachbundesliga season 2016/17. Two matches were scheduled: SV Hockenheim – DJK Aachen and SV Griesheim – SG Trier. In both encounters the favourite came out on… Continue Reading →

Game 11

Hardly action in the penultimate game. After an uneventful course of the game a draw was agreed after 3 1/2 hours. In fact, the evaluation never changed from being totally equal throughout the game. Despite having the Black pieces once… Continue Reading →

Game 10

After the 10th game of the World Chess Championship the score is even once again! Defending champion Magnus Carlsen managed to bounce back after his painful loss in round 8 and a difficult draw in game 9. #CarlsenKarjakin #worldchess2016 Finally!… Continue Reading →

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