SG Leipzig played three matches in the
2.Bundesliga Ost at the weekend.
On Friday it was a difficult match
against Nickelhütte Aue who brought
all of their grandmasters to the match
in Leipzig. The guests won this match
6-2, winning on the four top boards
and dropping draws on the bottom
On Saturday the important match against
Pang Rosenheim was played. SG Leipzig
got nice positions on many boards.
FM Matthias Liedtke won a nice
attacking game where he sacrificed
lots of material to get a mating attack.
Very nice play by Matthias! On the
top boards things looked nice and
FM Roland Voigt had an edge against
GM Valery Atlas. Roland won the exchange.
On the neighbour board IM Heiko Machelett
offered a draw, but his Austrian opponent
nobbed the offer.
Some times later I made a draw on board
5. Leonard Richter had to defend well to
get a draw against IM Maximilian Berchtenbreiter.
Things looked a bit shaky for FM Wilfrid Wernert
who found himself in a difficult endgame
which he lost some time later.
After a while Heiko`s game ended in a draw.
Then FM Manfred Böhnisch decided the
match for us. We lead 3,5-2,5 and team captain
FM Stephan Rausch had a stable advantage With
a pawn over in a rook endgame. Then Roland made
a draw. Stephan failed to win his endgame, but it
was still enough to win the match 4,5-3,5. Two
very important points which gave us hope of saving the
place in the 2.Bundesliga.
Sunday was a tougher day.We should play
the leader MSV Zugzwang.Sadly Heiko had
to rest due to health problems. Robert Kreyssig came
in for Heiko.
The match began with a draw between FM Manfred
Böhnisch and his opponent. Then we started to
get into problems on many boards. Leonard,
Wilfrid and Thomas struggled and lost. In the
meantime Roland made a fine draw against
strong GM Stefan Kindermann. Stephan and
I got into trouble in time trouble and both lost.
The match ended with a terrible 1-7 loss against
a strong opponent.
FM Manfred Böhnisch (right) was back in the 1st team. He was matchwinner
against Pang Rosenheim. Manfred finished the game of with a nice
attack on blacks`king.Yesterday he made a quick draw. Next to him FM
Matthias Liedtke wins against FM Johannes Blaskowski.Matthias sacrificed
material to mate his opponent.
Robert Kreyssig (right) made his debut in the 2.Bundesliga. He fought
good, but lost against Petar Panteev.
FM Roland Voigt (left) played a pretty solid draw against GM Stefan
Kindermann. Roland made two draws against solid opposition this weekend.
I guess there are good chances he will win his first game of the season
when we travel to Bad Mergentheim 21. February. Next to Roland we
can see FM Wilfrid Wernert playing IM Stefan Bromberger.
Take a look at Roland`s nice report on the homepage of SG Leipzig.