Reports | April 10, 2008 22:00

[lang_nl]Baden-Baden prolongeert titel opnieuw[/lang_nl][lang_en]Baden-Baden prolongs title - again[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Afgelopen weekend is de Ooser Schachclub Baden-Baden voor de derde keer op rij landskampioen van Duitsland geworden. We hebben weer video's[/lang_nl][lang_en]Last weekend, for the third time in a row the Ooser Schachclub Baden-Baden has won the German team championships. We have videos again.[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Ook zonder Vishy Anand, Peter Svidler, Alexei Shirov en Magnus Carlsen speelde Baden-Baden zich onbereikbaar voor de concurrentie, met een overwinning op SF Katernberg (6-2) en een gelijkspel tegen SV M?ɬºlheim-Nord (4-4).

De huidige stand, met nog twee ronden te gaan:

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En toen was het opeens even spannend, afgelopen zondag, voor het team van Baden-Baden, eigenlijk voor het eerst dit jaar. Ze stonden met 4-3 achter tegen SV M?ɬºlheim-Nord, nadat Nisipeanu had verloren van Vachier-Lagrave en alle andere partijen in remise waren ge?ɬ´indigd. Maar het was nota bene Francisco Vallejo Pons, die een enorm wisselvallig seizoen draait en zaterdag nog had verloren van Chuchelov, die de gelijkmaker scoorde door Berelovich mat te zetten met loper en paard. Hij deed het nou niet echt volgens de leerboeken maar aan het eind was het mat, en daar gaat het om. Het was het laatste benodigde matchpunt voor het kampioenschap.

Hier zijn twee video's, wederom dankzij IM Georgios Souleidis: Chuchelovs reactie op de tijdnoodfase tegen Vallejo, en daarna Vallejo zelf, de matchwinner van zondag:

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[/lang_nl][lang_en]Without star players Vishy Anand, Peter Svidler, Alexei Shirov and Magnus Carlsen, Baden-Baden collected another three points (beating SF Katernberg 6-2 and drawing SV M?ɬºlheim-Nord 4-4), after which they became unreachable for rivals M?ɬºlheim and Bremen.

Current standings, with two more rounds to go:

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All of a sudden, last Sunday there were some tense moments for the team from Baden-Baden, for the first time this year. They were down 4-3 against SV M?ɬºlheim-Nord, after Nisipeanu had lost to Vachier-Lagrave, and all the other games had ended in a draw. But it was Francisco Vallejo Pons, who had lost his Saturday game against Chuchelov, who cashed the decisive game point, equalizing the match, by mating Berelovich with bishop and knight. He wasn't exactly doing it according to the endgame textbooks, but it was mate in the end, and that's what counts.

Here are two videos, again thanks to IM Georgios Souleidis: Chuchelov's comment on the crazy timetrouble phase in his game against Vallejo, and then Vallejo himself, Sunday's match winner:

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