Germany completes the 2019–21 season

While Schachbundesliga has yet to complete the season started in 2019 with seven centrally played rounds on 13–17 October in Berlin, the second leagues have wrapped it up during the last week-end with each of the four groups holding two centrally played rounds. The group winners Düsseldorfer SK, SC Heusenstamm, Münchener SC 1836 and König Tegel advance to Bundesliga. The level of the advancing teams and the announcement of champion OSG Baden-Baden to recruit younger international top players and that recent changes at its sponsor don’t come with any budget cuts promise a strong next season.