Tag: Bundesliga

Hitching a Ride

I made my Bundesliga debut this season in the March weekend. My teammates had been doing excellent work in my absence and we have a perfect record heading into the final weekend. On Sunday morning I played Luke McShane again, we seem to have played quite often recently despite his work commitments. It was another…


Team Triumphs

BL1

With team chess in the close season in Germany and the UK I thought I would wrap up the end of the Bundesliga and 4NCL. Both leagues ended happily for my respective teams Grenke Leasing’s Baden-Baden and Wood Green. I had contrasting seasons, several weekends containing only draws in Germany, but a memorable win in…


Bundesliga Champions!

Baden-Baden Champions 2011

One advantage of playing for a strong team is that is quite easy to win a competition without contributing much personally. So it was a pleasant change of pace to finish the German season with 2 wins in important matches v Eppingen and Werder Bremen and a decent score of 7,5/9. Much better than last…


Nice Technique

It is sometimes said that winning a won game is the hardest thing in chess. Not strictly speaking true but I managed to drum up some support for this theory at the 4NCL and Bundesliga that followed. In the positions below particularly bearing in mind the fairly healthy clock lead in several of them you…


Bundesliga 2010-11: Rounds 1-4, 7

Bundesliga Round 1, Saturday 9th October 2010 SG Solingen OSG Baden-Baden (W) Chanda Sandipan 2641 1/2 – 1/2 Peter Svidler 2731 (B) Jan Werle 2574 0 – 1 Sergei Movsesian 2723 (W) Predrag Nikolic 2597 1/2 – 1/2 Etienne Bacrot 2716 (B) Markus Ragger 2628 1/2 – 1/2 Michael Adams 2728 (W) Romain Edouard 2636…