German League, Round 11-12: Solingen stumbles

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3/12/2018 – This weekend most German chess fans focused on the Candidates Tournament that started in Berlin. But the German League also played over the weekend and the current season promises an exciting finish: two teams play for the title, five against relegation.

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Round 11

SG Speyer-Schwegenheim - SV Werder Bremen 2:6

The SG Speyer-Schwegenheim is one of the teams fighting against relegation and losing 2-6 against Bremen did not improve the situation.

4 Meskovs, Nikita 0 : 1 Areshchenko, Alexander 1
5 Horvath, Adam 0 : 1 McShane, Luke J 4
6 Nemeth, Miklos 0 : 1 Efimenko, Zahar 5
7 Shytaj, Luca, Dr. 0 : 1 Hracek, Zbynek 7
8 Yankelevich, Lev 0 : 1 Spoelman, Wouter 9
9 Ruck, Robert 1 : 0 Werle, Jan 11
10 Kovacs, Gabor ½ : ½ Markgraf, Rolf-Alexander 12
12 Farmani Anosheh, Armin ½ : ½ Grigorian, Spartak 18

OSG Baden-Baden - SV Mülheim Nord 7½:½

At the start of the season the OSG Baden-Baden was clear favourite. But in round 10 they stumbled and lost their match against Solingen. After ten rounds Solingen was suddenly two points ahead. Reason enough for Baden-Baden to play rounds 11 and 12 with a really strong team: not one of the eight players had less than 2700 Elo-points. This was too much for Mülheim.

3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1 : 0 Navara, David 1
4 Anand, Viswanathan 1 : 0 Levin, Felix 6
5 Svidler, Peter 1 : 0 Feygin, Michael 7
6 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 1 : 0 Zelbel, Patrick 8
7 Adams, Michael ½ : ½ Hausrath, Daniel 9
8 Vallejo Pons, Francisco 1 : 0 Dinstuhl, Volkmar, Dr. 13
9 Bacrot, Etienne 1 : 0 Rezasade, Amir 15
10 Naiditsch, Arkadij 1 : 0 Wagner, Leopold Franziskus 18

SV Hofheim - SG Solingen 2:6

But Baden-Baden's clear win did not help that much because Solingen also scored a clear 6-2 win against Hofheim.

1 Volokitin, Andrei ½ : ½ Van Wely, Loek 5
2 Schroeder, Jan-Christian ½ : ½ Van Kampen, Robin 7
3 Savchenko, Stanislav 0 : 1 Bok, Benjamin 8
5 Ginsburg, Gennadi 0 : 1 Smeets, Jan 9
9 Margolin, Boris 0 : 1 Predojevic, Borki 11
12 Weber, Ulrich 0 : 1 Andersen, Mads 12
14 Armbruster, Alexander 0 : 1 Nikolic, Predrag 13
15 Burkart, Patrick 1 : 0 Naumann, Alexander 16

SV Hockenheim - DJK Aachen 5½:2½

Hockenheim also scored a clear win - against Aachen, though Baadur Jobava surprisingly lost against Jorden van Foreest on board one.

2 Jobava, Baadur 0 : 1 van Foreest, Jorden 4
4 Ponomariov, Ruslan ½ : ½ Parligras, Mircea Emilian 6
5 Howell, David W L 1 : 0 Handke, Florian, Dr. 9
7 Moiseenko, Alexander 1 : 0 Swinkels, Robin 13
9 Wagner, Dennis 1 : 0 Hoffmann, Michael 14
10 Saric, Ivan 1 : 0 Braun, Christian 15
11 Buhmann, Rainer ½ : ½ Santos Ruiz, Miguel 16
13 Banusz, Tamas ½ : ½ Donchenko, Alexander 17

Hamburger SK - SK Schwäbisch Hall 3½:4½

Since the inception of the German League more than 20 years ago the team from Hamburg has always played in it. But this year they fight a difficult fight against relegation. The narrow defeat against Schwäbisch Hall did not help.

2 Grandelius, Nils ½ : ½ Jakovenko, Dmitry 4
3 Svane, Rasmus 0 : 1 Laznicka, Viktor 6
5 Miton, Kamil ½ : ½ Gharamian, Tigran 7
8 Ernst, Sipke ½ : ½ Postny, Evgeny 9
9 Kollars, Dmitrij 0 : 1 Le Roux, Jean-Pierre 11
10 Lampert, Jonas ½ : ½ Womacka, Mathias 13
15 Sebastian, Dirk 1 : 0 Raykhman, Alexander 14
16 Colpe, Malte ½ : ½ Zpevak, Pavel 16

SK Norderstedt - SF Deizisau 1½:6½

Norderstedt had a very rough season this year, managing to score only one team-point from their first ten matches. Deizisau also proved to be too strong.

2 Trent, Lawrence 0 : 1 Bluebaum, Matthias 3
3 Ostrovskiy, Andrey ½ : ½ Meier, Georg 4
4 Kopylov, Michael 0 : 1 Krasenkow, Michal 5
5 Krause, Benedict 0 : 1 Heimann, Andreas 8
6 Parvanyan, Ashot ½ : ½ Kozul, Zdenko 9
8 Powierski, Emil 0 : 1 Graf, Alexander 10
10 Polischuk, Viktor ½ : ½ Keymer, Vincent 11
12 Kahlert, Thomas 0 : 1 Dautov, Rustem 12

FC Bayern München - USV Dresden 3:5

Bavaria Munich dominates Germany's soccer league but for the chess team things are less rosy - it fights against relegation. However, Dresden was too strong.

1 Dragnev, Valentin 0 : 1 Almasi, Zoltan 2
2 Studer, Noel ½ : ½ Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 3
7 Lindgren, Philip ½ : ½ Gajewski, Grzegorz 4
8 Schneider, Stefan ½ : ½ Bartel, Mateusz 5
11 Ribli, Zoltan ½ : ½ Vogel, Roven 9
14 Meister, Peter ½ : ½ Moehn, Hans 13
15 Rafiee, Makan 0 : 1 Loxine, Jakov 15
16 Unzicker, Ferdinand, Dr. ½ : ½ Hoffmann, Paul 16

MSA Zugzwang - Schachfreunde Berlin 5:3

The MSA Zugzwang is the second team from Munich in the league and also faces relegation - as does the team of Schachfreunde Berlin. Therefore, "Zugzwang's" win against Berlin was very valuable.

1 Mons, Leon 1 : 0 Piorun, Kacper 1
2 Kindermann, Stefan 1 : 0 Mista, Aleksander 4
4 Hertneck, Gerald 0 : 1 Tomczak, Jacek 5
5 Zysk, Robert ½ : ½ Schneider, Ilja 7
6 Hoffmeyer, Falk ½ : ½ Jakubowski, Krzysztof 8
7 Schramm, Christian ½ : ½ Schreiner, Peter 10
8 Gerigk, Erasmus ½ : ½ Baldauf, Marco 11
9 Eichler, Christoph 1 : 0 Lauber, Arnd 15

Games from round 11

 

Standings after 11 rounds

1. SG Solingen 11 21 63 277
2. OSG Baden Baden 11 19 62 269½
3. SV Werder Bremen 11 18 57½ 272½
4. SV Hockenheim 11 16 56 231
5. SF Deizisau 11 14 52½ 238½
6. SK Schwäbisch Hall 11 14 49½ 234½
7. USV Dresden 11 13 44 214
8. DJK Aachen 11 12 47½ 206½
9. Schachfreunde Berlin 11 10 41½ 183
10. SV Mülheim Nord 11 8 38½ 185
11. SV Hofheim 11 7 35 149
12. Speyer-Schwegenheim 11 7 33 159½
13. Hamburger SK 11 6 40½ 165½
14. MSA Zugzwang 11 6 31½ 143½
15. FC Bayern München 11 4 32 143½
16. SK Norderstedt 11 1 20   95½

Round 12

Round 12 must have been a relief for Baden-Baden. They had no trouble winning against the strong team of Bremen while Solingen stumbled against Hockenheim. Now, Baden-Baden and Solingen share first place again and Baden-Baden has good chances again to win another title.

SG Solingen 3-5 SV Hockenheim

4 Ragger, Markus ½ : ½ Jobava, Baadur 2
5 Van Wely, Loek ½ : ½ Ponomariov, Ruslan 4
7 Van Kampen, Robin ½ : ½ Howell, David W L 5
8 Bok, Benjamin ½ : ½ Moiseenko, Alexander 7
9 Smeets, Jan 0 : 1 Wagner, Dennis 9
11 Predojevic, Borki 0 : 1 Saric, Ivan 10
12 Andersen, Mads ½ : ½ Buhmann, Rainer 11
13 Nikolic, Predrag ½ : ½ Banusz, Tamas 13

SV Werden Bremen 2½-5½ OSG Baden-Baden

1 Areshchenko, Alexander ½ : ½ Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 3
4 McShane, Luke J ½ : ½ Anand, Viswanathan 4
5 Efimenko, Zahar ½ : ½ Svidler, Peter 5
7 Hracek, Zbynek ½ : ½ Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 6
9 Spoelman, Wouter ½ : ½ Adams, Michael 7
11 Werle, Jan 0 : 1 Vallejo Pons, Francisco 8
12 Markgraf, Rolf-Alexander 0 : 1 Bacrot, Etienne 9
18 Grigorian, Spartak 0 : 1 Naiditsch, Arkadij 10

Nominally, Baden-Baden was clear favourite and this showed on the lower boards where Baden-Baden scored. Naiditisch won a fine attacking game.

 

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Should Baden-Baden and Solingen still share the lead after 15 rounds they would have to play a tie-break. But there are still three rounds to play. Solingen plays against Aachen and the strong teams Deizisau and Schwäbisch Hall and might easily lose another one or two team-points. However, Baden-Baden still has to face Hockenheim - and might stumble again.

At the bottom of the table things remain tense: five teams fight against relegation.

Results of round 12

SF Berlin 4½-3½ FC Bayern München

1 Piorun, Kacper ½ : ½ Dragnev, Valentin 1
4 Mista, Aleksander 0 : 1 Studer, Noel 2
5 Tomczak, Jacek 1 : 0 Lindgren, Philip 7
7 Schneider, Ilja 1 : 0 Schneider, Stefan 8
8 Jakubowski, Krzysztof 0 : 1 Vidonyak, Roman 9
10 Schreiner, Peter ½ : ½ Ribli, Zoltan 11
12 Abel, Dennes ½ : ½ Rafiee, Makan 15
14 Schmidek, Emil 1 : 0 Unzicker, Ferdinand, Dr. 16

USV Dresden 6-2 Zugzwang München

2 Almasi, Zoltan ½ : ½ Mons, Leon 1
3 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½ : ½ Kindermann, Stefan 2
4 Gajewski, Grzegorz 1 : 0 Hertneck, Gerald 4
5 Bartel, Mateusz 1 : 0 Zysk, Robert 5
8 Paehtz, Elisabeth ½ : ½ Hoffmeyer, Falk 6
9 Vogel, Roven 1 : 0 Schramm, Christian 7
13 Moehn, Hans 1 : 0 Gerigk, Erasmus 8
15 Loxine, Jakov ½ : ½ Eichler, Christoph 9

SF Deizisau 4½-3½ Hamburger SK

3 Bluebaum, Matthias ½ : ½ Grandelius, Nils 2
4 Meier, Georg 1 : 0 Svane, Rasmus 3
5 Krasenkow, Michal ½ : ½ Miton, Kamil 5
8 Heimann, Andreas ½ : ½ Ernst, Sipke 8
9 Kozul, Zdenko ½ : ½ Kollars, Dmitrij 9
10 Graf, Alexander ½ : ½ Lampert, Jonas 10
11 Keymer, Vincent ½ : ½ Heinemann, Thies 12
12 Dautov, Rustem ½ : ½ Rogozenco, Dorian 13

SK Schwäbisch Hall 4½-3½ SK Norderstedt

4 Jakovenko, Dmitry 1 : 0 Trent, Lawrence 2
6 Laznicka, Viktor 1 : 0 Ostrovskiy, Andrey 3
7 Gharamian, Tigran ½ : ½ Kopylov, Michael 4
9 Postny, Evgeny : + Krause, Benedict 5
11 Le Roux, Jean-Pierre ½ : ½ Parvanyan, Ashot 6
13 Womacka, Mathias 1 : 0 Polischuk, Viktor 10
14 Raykhman, Alexander 0 : 1 Kahlert, Thomas 12
16 Zpevak, Pavel ½ : ½ Bohnsack, Ralf 14

DJK Aachen 3½-4½ SV Hofheim

4 van Foreest, Jorden 1 : 0 Volokitin, Andrei 1
6 Parligras, Mircea Emilian 0 : 1 Schroeder, Jan-Christian 2
9 Handke, Florian, Dr. ½ : ½ Savchenko, Stanislav 3
13 Swinkels, Robin ½ : ½ Ginsburg, Gennadi 5
14 Hoffmann, Michael 0 : 1 Lobzhanidze, Davit 7
15 Braun, Christian 0 : 1 Gurevich, Vladimir 8
16 Santos Ruiz, Miguel ½ : ½ Margolin, Boris 9
17 Donchenko, Alexander 1 : 0 Zude, Arno 11

SV Mülheim Nord 4-4 Speyer-Schwegenheim

1 Navara, David 1 : 0 Oleksiyenko, Mykhaylo 1
2 Tregubov, Pavel V. ½ : ½ Meskovs, Nikita 4
6 Levin, Felix 0 : 1 Horvath, Adam 5
7 Feygin, Michael ½ : ½ Nemeth, Miklos 6
8 Zelbel, Patrick ½ : ½ Shytaj, Luca, Dr. 7
9 Hausrath, Daniel ½ : ½ Yankelevich, Lev 8
13 Dinstuhl, Volkmar, Dr. ½ : ½ Ruck, Robert 9
15 Rezasade, Amir ½ : ½ Kovacs, Gabor 10

Standings after 12 rounds

1. OSG Baden Baden 12 21 67½
2. SG Solingen 12 21 66
3. SV Hockenheim 12 18 61
4. SV Werder Bremen 12 18 60
5. SF Deizisau 12 16 57
6. SK Schwäbisch Hall 12 16 54
7. USV Dresden 12 15 50
8. DJK Aachen 12 12 51
9. Schachfreunde Berlin 12 12 46
10. SV Mülheim Nord 12 9 42½
11. SV Hofheim 12 9 39½
12. Speyer-Schwegenheim 12 8 37
13. Hamburger SK 12 6 44
14. MSA Zugzwang 12 6 33½
15. FC Bayern München 12 4 35½
16. SK Norderstedt 12 1 23½

In the last three rounds the two teams from the North of Germany (Norderstedt and Hamburg) will face the two teams from Munich FC Bayern/Zugzwang München. In the past 8 team-points were often enough to finish on place 12 - but this season this will not be enough.

All games of round 12

 

 

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