Bundesliga Championship: OSG Baden-Baden takes the title

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9/20/2020 – The Bundesliga Championship Tournament was a round-robin, over-the-board(!) team event in which eight teams with eight players each played from September 16 to September 20 for the title of German Team Champion 2020. OSG Baden-Baden, the perennial favourites, won the event after beating second-placed SC Viernheim by the smallest of margins in an exciting final-round match. The immensely strong Baden-Baden included Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian and Richard Rapport in their lineup, just to name a few of their 2700+ players. | Photo: Georgious Souleidis

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Bundesliga Championship Tournament 2020

OSG Baden-Baden, the perennial favourites, won the event after beating second-placed SC Viernheim by the smallest of margins in an exciting final-round match. The immensely strong Baden-Baden squad included Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian and Richard Rapport in their lineup, just to name a few of their 2700+ players.

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Final standings

Rk Team Gms 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Mpts Bpts TB1
1 OSG Baden-Baden 7 + 5 6 7 7 7 14 43 182½
2 SC Viernheim 7 + 5 6 5 6 7 12 38 167
3 Schachfreunde Deizisau 7 3 + 5 5 10 33 142½
4 SV Werder Bremen 7 3 2 3 + 5 6 8 29 132
5 SG Solingen 7 2 3 + 5 7 6 27½ 125
6 FC Bayern Muenchen 7 1 3 3 + 5 4 23½ 111
7 SF Berlin 7 1 2 3 1 3 + 4 1 16½ 79

Key data

Date: 16 - 20.09.2020

Venue: Garden Hall of the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre, Festplatz 3, 76137 Karlsruhe

Organizer: Schachzentrum Baden-Baden e.V. in cooperation with OSG Baden-Baden 1922 e.V. and the GRENKE Group

Mode: Round robin with 8 teams

Time control: 90 min 40 moves, 30 min rest, 30 sec increment from the first move.

Live: The games are broadcast online and commented by renowned grandmasters. Spectators are not allowed in the games room!

Live coverage via the official website: https://www.schachbundesliga.de/

Videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grenkechess

Miscellaneous: Compared to the 2019 ranking list, the ranking list may contain changes on 4 boards of a team, i.e. a player of the season may be deleted and a new player may be entered for this purpose (on up to 4 boards).

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