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Austrian Bundesliga 2008-2009

Husek Wien wins ahead of SK Advisory Invest Baden (photos added)

Austrian Bundesliga 2008/2009 finished yesterday with powerful team of Husek Wien grabbing the trophy two points ahead of SK Advisory Invest Baden. The competition took place over three weekends – 7-9th November in St.Veit, 22-25th January in Graz and 19-22nd March in Ansfelden.

Husek Wien lined 11 Grandmasters, although the top-seeded Gata Kamsky did not play. Fabiano Caruana, his coach Alexander Chernin and Viktor Laznicka slayed the opposition on the lower boards. Boris Gelfand held SK Advisory Invest Baden in the race by scoring fantastic 7.0/8 on the top board for rating performance of 2914.

AT Miroshchenko-Nakamura

Miroshchenko-Nakamura

AT Gustafsson-Beliavsky

Gustafsson-Beliavsky

AT Gelfand

Boris Gelfand with rating performance of 2914

Final standings:

1. Husek Wien – 46,5 (28)

2. SK Advisory Invest Baden – 44,5 (23)

3. Holz Dohr – 36,5 (19)

4. ASVÖ Pamhagen – 35,0 (21)

5. SK Kl.Ztg.MPÖ Maria Saal – 35,0 (18)

6. Styria Graz – 32,5 (13)

7. Sparkasse Jenbach – 32,0 (16)

8. SK Hohenems – 32,0 (13)

9. ASVÖ Wulkaprodersdorf – 31,0 (12)

10. SK Absam – 29,0 (14)

11. SK ASVÖ Raika St.Veit/Gl. – 22,0 (4)

12. Union Ansfelden – 20,0 (1)

AT husek

The Champions

All photos courtesy of Novoborsky SK

Husek Wien: GM Kamsky Gata 2725 USA, GM Movsesian Sergei 2751 SVK (2.0/3), GM Nakamura Hikaru 2699 USA (5.5/11), GM Georgiev Kiril 2634 BUL (5.5/8), GM Najer Evgeniy 2669 RUS (6.5/8), GM Sutovsky Emil 2660 ISR (7.5/11), GM Caruana Fabiano 2646 ITA (3.0/3), GM Laznicka Viktor 2598 CZE (6.0/7), GM Chernin Alexander 2593 HUN (5.5/7), GM Groszpeter Attila 2553 HUN (0.5/1), GM Kovalev Andrei 2535 BLR (3.5/4), IM Boros Denes 2494 HUN, FM Kummer Helmut 2393 AUT (1.0/3), FM Mihok Oliver 2355 HUN and Seknicka Daniel 1677 AUT.

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