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Schachbundesliga

The Bundesliga is the world’s top chess league, and although the 16 teams compete for the German Championship it attracts the world’s best players. Each team plays each other over a season, with a team on any day consisting of 8 players from a starting list of 18. A match win earns two team points, while a draw is worth one. For the final standings the team points come first, followed by board points. The season is split into seven weekend double rounds, starting at 2pm on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays in four changing venues around Germany. The last three rounds will be played in Berlin. Players receive 100 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30-second increment starting from move one. Official Website: www.schachbundesliga.de