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Preliminary report: Finale of the Schachbundesliga in Berlin

Berlin, Berlin, … Wir fahren nach Berlin! This battle call is usually heard in German stadiums when the victorious football team is heading towards the final of the knockout competition, which is being held in Berlin since 1985. In this… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Schachbundesliga in Trier: Part I

On November 19th/20th rounds 3 and 4 of the Schachbundesliga took place for us in the ancient city of Trier, close to the border to Luxembourg. A nice aspect of playing in the highest German league is to see different… Continue Reading →

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