SBL starts the second half of the season

From 4th to 6th of February two matches of the 7th round and the regular matches of the 8th and 9th round of the Schachbundesliga will take place. The playing venues are Eppingen, Wattenscheid, Remagen and Mülheim. All pairings and information are presented in the following article.

By Georgios Souleidis

At Eppingen the host and the team of Baden-Baden meet the teams of München and Aue. Things seem to be clear at this venue as München and Aue are playing against relegation and will not compete with their best lineup.

8th round: Saturday, 5th of February 2011, 2pm


SC Eppingen


Bayern München


1

Csaba Balogh

2608

Stefan Bromberger

2530

2

Evgeny Postny

2595

Tibor Reiss

2403

3

Zoltan Gyimesi

2595

Christoph Renner

2420

4

Peter Acs

2601

Alexander Belezky

2454

5

Robert Ruck

2555

Peter Meister

2446

6

Zoltan Medvegy

2531

Bernd Meissner

2401

7

Christian Mann

2444

Ludwig Deglmann

2397

8

Lothar Vogt

2423

Felix Graf

2341


OSG Baden-Baden


ESV Nickelhütte Aue


1

Sergei Movsesian

2723

Tatjana Vasilevich

2399

2

Etienne Bacrot

2716

Tatiana Melamed

2353

3

Peter-Heine Nielsen

2670

Lutz Diebl

2222

4

Francisco Vallejo Pons

2697

Sebastian Eichner

2323

5

Arkadij Naiditsch

2674

Cliff Wichmann

2341

6

Rustem Dautov

2602

Lubos Rosko

2305

7

Fabian Döttling

2579

Jürgen Heinz

2288

8

Philipp Schlosser

2574

Ralf Schnabel

2259


9th round: Sunday, 6th of February 2011, 10am


Bayern München


OSG Baden-Baden


1

Stefan Bromberger

2530

Sergei Movsesian

2723

2

Tibor Reiss

2403

Etienne Bacrot

2716

3

Christoph Renner

2420

Peter-Heine Nielsen

2670

4

Alexander Belezky

2454

Francisco Vallejo Pons

2697

5

Peter Meister

2446

Arkadij Naiditsch

2674

6

Bernd Meissner

2401

Rustem Dautov

2602

7

Ludwig Deglmann

2397

Fabian Döttling

2579

8

Felix Graf

2341

Philipp Schlosser

2574


ESV Nickelhütte Aue


SC Eppingen


1

Tatjana Vasilevich

2399

Csaba Balogh

2608

2

Tatiana Melamed

2353

Evgeny Postny

2595

3

Lutz Diebl

2222

Zoltan Gyimesi

2595

4

Sebastian Eichner

2323

Peter Acs

2601

5

Cliff Wichmann

2341

Robert Ruck

2555

6

Lubos Rosko

2305

Zoltan Medvegy

2531

7

Jürgen Heinz

2288

Christian Mann

2444

8

Ralf Schnabel

2259

Lothar Vogt

2423


The biggest contender of Baden-Baden, Werder Bremen, will play at the venue Wattenscheid. The “Green-Whites” are odds-on favourite in both matches but in the past not rarely they had problems against underdogs.

8th round: Saturday, 5th of February 2011, 2pm

SV Wattenscheid – Werder Bremen
Turm Emsdetten – Delmenhorster SK

9th round: Sunday, 6th of February 2011, 10am

Werder Bremen – Turm Emsdetten
Delmenhorster SK – SV Wattenscheid

At the playing venue Remagen some crucial matches in the fight against relegation will take place. The host has to score especially against Griesheim in order to leave the relegation zone. Solingen is one of the best teams in the league and odds-on favourite in all matches.

7th round: Friday, 4th of February 2011, 4pm
SC Remagen – SG Solingen

8th round: Saturday, 5th of February 2011, 2pm

SC Remagen – SG Trier
SG Solingen – SV Griesheim

9th round: Sunday, 6th of February 2011, 10am

SG Trier – SG Solingen
SV Griesheim – SC Remagen

At the playing venue Mülheim all participating teams lie in the midfield of the league. So all matches are expected to be very close. The host Mülheim is practicing for the next season. This team will host the first ever central round of the Schachbundesliga. From 14th to 16th of October 2011 the first three rounds of the season 2011/12 will be played with all teams in Mülheim.

7th round: Friday, 4th of February 2011, 4pm

SV Mülheim Nord – SF Katernberg

8th round: Saturday, 5th of February 2011, 2pm

SV Mülheim Nord – Hamburger SK
SF Katernberg – SF Berlin

9th round: Sunday, 6th of February 2011, 10am

Hamburger SK – SF Katernberg
SF Berlin – SV Mülheim Nord

Live coverage:

All games of the Schachbundesliga are covered live in the internet. This season the games are presented within a new live portal. It’s possible to follow any game just by one click and all games are analyzed by one of the strongest engines in the world – Rybka 4. Also its possible to download all games by one click.

Standings

RNG

Team

P

1.

OSG Baden-Baden

13

2.

Werder Bremen

12

3.

SC Eppingen

11

4.

SF Katernberg

9

5.

SG Solingen

9

6.

SG Trier

8

7.

Mülheim Nord

8

8.

Hamburger SK

7

9.

SV Wattenscheid

7

10.

Nickelhütte Aue

6

11.

SF Berlin

5

12.

Turm Emsdetten

4

13.

SV Griesheim

4

14.

SC Remagen

3

15.

Bayern München

2

16.

Delmenhorster SK

0

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