The Austrian Schach Bundesliga, with 69 GMs and 140 titled players , is one of the top club events in Europe. GM Volokitin, GM Jobava, GM Melkumyan, GM Bauer, GM Ragger, GM Socko, GM Balogh, GM Rapport, GM Lenic, and GM Baramidze are just a few of the jewels participating in the Austrian Bundelsiga.
After seven rounds SK Sparkasse Jenbach is leading the race with perfect 14 match points – seven victories, zero draws, and zero defeats. Second place in the current standings is for SK Advisory Invest Baden with 11 MP, while third is SK MPÖ Maria Saal is third with 10 MP.
With four rounds remaining the race for the medals will be a heated one. You can follow the latest news and the Austrian Bundesliga live games at the official website.
More about SK Sparkasse Jenbach
The current leader of the Austrian Bundesliga, SK Sparkasse Jenbach, is the second seeded team of the competition. It has average ELO of 2608 and is composed of GM Andrei Volokitin, GM Christian Bauer, GM Robert Markus, GM Philipp Schlosser, GM Peter Acs, GM Uwe Bonch, GM Klaus Bischoff, and IM Oliver Lehner. Surprisingly, current top scorer of the team are the last board IM Oliver Lehner with 5,0/6 and also GM Philipp Schlosser with 5,5/7.
SK Sparkasse Jenbach has reached the perfect 7,0/7 match points with very solid and effective play. 43% of the individual encounters are wins, 47% of the games played are draws, with just 10% draws.
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