20 - 29 April 2019

Baden-Baden Chess Centre

Baden-Baden Chess Centre

Baden-Baden Chess Centre ("Schachzentrum Baden-Baden") can look back on a long history of top-level sport. The first international chess tournament was held here in 1870, and since then Baden-Baden has been associated with prestigious tournaments featuring such prominent players as World Champions Alekhine, Kasparov, Karpov and Anand.

Since 1996 the centre's work has focussed not only on tournaments but also on training and supporting both young talents and top players. The foundation of the Chess Academy has made it possible to implement that on an interdisciplinary scientific level. The Academy supports players at four stages, from beginners and advanced players to professional tournament players. Seminars with world-class trainers and players make it possible to deepen the knowledge already acquired.

In 2006 the German Olympic Sports Confederation designated the Baden-Baden Chess Centre as the only national training base for chess in Germany.

Another important focus of the Chess Centre is providing direct support for chess in schools. Regular tournaments prepare schoolchildren for regional, national and international competitions.


  • Grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch, the best German chess player
  • German Team Trainer Grandmaster Uwe Bönsch, FIDE Senior Trainer
  • Grandmaster Katja Borulya, A-Trainer
  • Grandmaster Roland Schmaltz, former Bullet Chess World Champion
  • FIDE Master Christian Bossert, A-Trainer
  • International Master Helmut Reefschläger
  • Grandmaster Philipp Schlosser, A-Trainer
  • Nikolaus Sentef, B-Trainer
  • State Trainer International Master Jaroslav Srokowski, FIDE Senior Trainer
  • German Junior Trainer FIDE Master Bernd Vökler, FIDE Trainer

More information can be found on our website: www.schachzentrum-baden-baden.de

Ooser Schachgesellschaft Baden-Baden 1922 e.V.

Our chess club has over 200 members in 8 teams ranging from the Men’s and Women’s Bundesliga to the Kreisklasse II and additional junior and senior teams.

Chess players who are current members of OSG Baden-Baden and hold training sessions in the Chess Centre include:

  • Viswanathan Anand, World Champion 2000-2002 and since 2007
  • Magnus Carlsen, already a grandmaster at 14 and now No. 1 on the world rankings at 22
  • Levon Aronian, No. 3 on the world rankings
  • Etienne Bacrot, once the youngest grandmaster of all time, French No. 1
  • Arkadij Naiditsch, German No. 1
  • Julia Bochis, 2011 German U18 Champion
  • Frederick Beck, 2007 German Junior Champion
  • Andrea Srokovskiy, German U10 Championship runner-up

OSG Baden-Baden’s achievements:

  • German Team Champions: 2006 to 2014
  • German Team Cup Winners: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • German Women’s Team Champions: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • German Blitz Team Champions: 2003, 2007
  • German Junior Team Champions: 2006

More information:

Managing Director of the Baden-Baden Chess Centre: Roland Schmaltz +49 (7221) 50079623

Chairman of the Baden-Baden Chess Centre: Christian Bossert +49 (7221) 5007111

Chairman of the Ooser Schachgesellschaft Baden-Baden: Jens Thieleke +49 (7223) 958983