The Chess Bundesliga at MARITIM Hotel Berlin, 1 to 3 March 2019

27 teams with over 100 Grand Masters · Live commentary with Robert Rabiega · 2nd International Emanuel Lasker Blitz Tournament · Other attractive events…

The Schachfreunde Berlin organize another superlative chess event with the Central Rounds of the Chess Bundesliga.
In the women’s competition it is decided who will be the champion, who will win the medals and who will have to make it into the second leagues. At the competition on Saturday between Baden-Baden and Hockenheim several ex-world champions like Anatoly Karpov, Hou Yifan, Vishy Anand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Rustam Kasimdzhanov could go to the boards. Plus Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler and for the first time in Germany Wei Yi and Samuel Shankland.

The timetable:
Friday, 1 March 2019 from 4. p.m.: 9th round of the Bundesliga
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1 p.m.: 10th round of the Bundesliga
Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 10 a.m.: 11th round of the Bundesliga

And if you want to play chess yourself on Saturday, you can take part in the 2nd Emanuel Lasker Blitz tournament in the evening! Children, teenagers and young adults can also take part in the Youth Rapid Tournament on Saturday from 9 a.m. onwards.

Pure suspense and high-class chess on three days in the capital!

This event will take place at MARITIM Berlin. In a noble game room, in which all 92 boards find place. On the parquet floor and from a gallery, you can experience the masters up close and personal and join in the excitement with your heroes and teams in time trouble.

Those who like to be explained games expertly will not be disappointed. For the audience there will be a live commentary with GM Robert Rabiega on site. In a large room with several hundred seats and catering you will be entertained in the best way. Information about the tickets can be found here.

Foreign guests have the possibility to stay overnight in the MARITIM at a reasonable price. Experience Grand Master already at breakfast! From now on it is possible to book rooms via our website at a preferential price.

In addition, an extensive supporting programme with many tournaments and events will make the chess event a real superlative major event.

In the next weeks a lot will happen on this page. Regular visits are worthwhile!

If you can’t be there in Berlin, you can watch the games of the event live on All 92 games a day.