Lower Bavarian Team Cup 2017: SC Rottal-Inn reaches the finals
Already nominally favorite against the Niederbayernliga squad from Ergolding, the team of SC Rottal-Inn led from the beginning 1-0, because the host could only mobilize three players and had to a concede a loss by default on board 2. After two and a half hours, Fide Master Patrick Bensch raised to 2-0 on board 3. He took up the initiative playing black versus Erich Kreilinger, who positioned his pieces quite passively in the opening. After some loosening moves of his opponent, he was able to break into the opposing king's camp and threaten inevitably mate. After that, FC Ergolding missed his only chance on board 4, when Anton Königl accepted a draw offer by Andreas Nöhbauer, although he had three minor pieces for the queen and a better position. That was the decision in favor of the SC Rottal-Inn, so that Fide Master Martin Riediger and Waldemar Golder agreed to a draw on board 1 after a balanced game.
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Blitz club championship 2017, 16 June
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GM Petr Haba wins 1st Rottal Chess Open (Report for the PNP sports section by Josef König)52-year-old Czech chess player wins thanks to a better tiebreak ahead of Andreas Peschel (SG Solingen), Bernd Reinhard (BG Buchen) and FM Martin Riediger (SC Rottal-Inn).
Pfarrkirchen (jk) - The fall of the grandmaster did not appear: Favorite Petr Haba (CZ) took first place at the 1. Rottaler Schach-Open in the lower bavarian Pfarrkirchen after a very tight race. The 52-year-old chess professional (ELO 2458) remained undefeated to score 5.5 points from seven games and 33 Buchholz points. Andreas Peschel (SG Solingen) with 32 Buchholz points, Bernd Reinhardt (BG Buchen) with 31.5 and FM Martin Riediger (SC Rottal-Inn) with 30.0 followed on the next places. 58 brain gamers from all over Germany were active over the chessboard from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
At the premiere of the Rottal Chess Open the routine of the grandmaster prevailed: Petr Haba drew against the three closest persuers, in the other four games he won. After the fifth round, the three-time Czech champion, who plays for the Erfurter SK in the 2nd Bundesliga, took the lead. Two draws in the last two rounds were enough, as the competitors for tournament victory also shared the points. With a win in the last round Fide Master Martin Riediger (SC Rottal-Inn) caught up with the victor remaining undefeated as best local player.
Final standings: 1. GM Petr Haba (Erfurter SK / CZ) 5.5 / 7 games / 33.0 Buchholz; 2. Andreas Peschel (SG Solingen) 5.5 / 32.0; 3. Bernd Reinhardt (BG Buchen) 5.5 / 31.5; 4. FM Martin Riediger (SC Rottal-Inn) 5.5 / 30.0; 5. Uwe Kleibel (SV Röhrnbach) 5.0 / 32.0; 6. Klaus Schwarzmeier (SC Rottal-Inn) 5.0 / 30.5; 7. Alexander Stadler (SC Vilshofen) 5.0 / 30.0 / 19.25; 8. Horst Pruesse (SG Neubrandenburg) 5.0 / 30 / 19.00; 9. Waldemar Golder (FC Ergolding) 5.0 / 27.5; 10. Holger Ziegenfuss (SV Göttingen) 4,5 / 29,5 / 16,25; 11. Arthur Gil (SU Ebersberg-Grafing) 4.5 / 29.5 / 16.0; 12. Udo Scharrer (Dicker Turm Esslingen) 4.5 / 27.5; 13. Norbert Frühauf 4,5 / 27,0; 14. Gerhard Spiesberger (both SC Rottal-Inn) 4.5 / 26; 15. Ruediger Bartsch (SC Ortenburg) 4,5 / 25,5; 16. Antonia Ziegenfuss (OSG Baden-Baden) 4,5 / 25,0; 17. Bernd Grill 4.0 / 30.0; 18. Hartmut Hehn (both SV Ebersbach) 4,0 / 28,5; 19. Hubert Beutel (SK Passau) 4.0 / 27.5; 20. Tim Schmitz (SC Sendling) 4.0 / 24.0.
Special prices: Best player with a rating under 1800 DWZ: Ruediger Bartsch (SC Ortenburg), under 1600 DWZ: Alfons Breu (TSV Trostberg), Best Senior. Horst Pruesse (SG Neubrandenburg), best player under 18: Antonia Ziegenfuss (OSG Baden-Baden).
Final standings, results of the rounds 1-7 and much more: